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Dr. James C. Schmidt recommended as UW-Eau Claire chancellor

Dr. James C. Schmidt has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He currently serves as vice president for university advancement at Winona State University and executive director of the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees.

UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents announced their recommendation March 18.  Following action by the full board, scheduled for April 5, Schmidt will step into his new leadership role in July. Full story.

UW-Eau Claire chancellor finalists

Note: As of March 11, Dr. Pam Benoit has withdrawn as a finalist in the UW-Eau Claire chancellor search.

Note: As of March 10, Dr. Anne Huot has withdrawn as a finalist in the UW-Eau Claire chancellor search.

Note: As of Feb. 23, Dr. Kathryn Cruz-Uribe has withdrawn as a finalist in the UW-Eau Claire chancellor search. Her Feb. 24-26 visit to campus has been canceled.

(Alphabetical order)

 Dr. Kent Neely

Dr. Kent Neely, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs--Western Oregon University

  • Open forum: 2:30-4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, Schofield Auditorium (campus visit Feb. 17-19)
  • Curriculum Vitae
 Dr. James Schmidt

Dr. James C. Schmidt, Vice President for University Advancement, Executive Director of WSU Foundation Board of Trustees, Winona State University

  • Open forum: 2:30-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, Schofield Auditorium (campus visit March 5-7)
  • Curriculum Vitae


UW-Eau Claire chancellor finalists named (UWS release)  

Position Announcement -- Summary of the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor position; Job Description/Position Announcement; University Profile; Procedure for Candidacy 

Information Regarding Nominations and Applications

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UW-Eau Claire 2012 Accountability Report to UW System  

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