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Dr. James C. Schmidt began serving as UW-Eau Claire's eighth chancellor on July 1, 2013. See his full biography.

University budget discussions

In mid-October, Chancellor Schmidt held campus forums to discuss and answer questions about the UW-Eau Claire budget. View a video recording and presentation slides from the forum discussions. (UW-Eau Claire username and password required; presentation slides are available in the "Resource Materials" tab below the video player.)

Chancellor Schmidt

James C. Schmidt

One QuestionIn my Blugold Breakfast speech I challenged the campus community to find ways to streamline our work.

What processes could we improve to better serve our students and support one another? Reply via the online survey.

A look to the future: UW-Eau Claire long-range enrollment planning

In January 2014, I appointed an Enrollment Management Task Force to look ahead 10 years and make recommendations that would help assure that UW-Eau Claire will be able to live according to its values, fulfill its mission as a regional comprehensive university and achieve the financial outcomes needed to stay viable. The group was asked to develop long-range enrollment goals for UW-Eau Claire focused on three areas: size of the student body, profile and mix of students, and undergraduate retention and graduation rates. Their report, developed after a semester of study and analysis, describes a university that is growing, even in the face of greater competition. The report describes a campus where every member of the campus community takes responsibility for helping to recruit students. Read the  Enrollment Management Task Force report.

Chancellor's messages

  • 2014-15 academic year opening address, Aug. 26, 2014 (read text)
  • Centennial Hall dedication remarks, Feb. 5, 2014 (read text)
  • Inaugural address, Nov. 8, 2013 (read text or view video)

Excellence. Our Measure. Our Motto. Our Goal.