Dr. James C. Schmidt began serving as UW-Eau Claire's eighth chancellor on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Schmidt formerly was vice president for university advancement at Winona State University and executive director of the WSU Foundation board of trustees. See his full biography.
Inauguration of Chancellor James C. Schmidt
A celebration of UW-Eau Claire and the inauguration of Chancellor Schmidt was held Nov. 8, 2013. Go to the inauguration website to view a slideshow and videos of the event highlights, as well as download the chancellor's inaugural address and Professor Max Garland's inaugural poem.
- Centennial Hall dedication remarks, Feb. 5, 2014 (read text)
- Inaugural address, Nov. 8, 2013 (read text or view video)
- 2013-14 academic year opening address, Aug. 20, 2013 (read text or view video)
Chancellor in the news
Game Changer: University unveils events center plan (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Aug 6, 2014)
Zorn arena history (WQOW-TV 18, Aug. 6)
Largest ever donation to UW-EC could lead to events center (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Aug. 5, 2014)
UW-Eau Claire announces multi-million dollar major events center (WEAU-TV 13, Aug. 5)
City leaders and students react to events center announcement (WQOW-TV 18, Aug. 5)