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UW System president charges UW-Eau Claire chancellor search committee

September 17, 2012
Members of the UW-Eau Claire chancellor search and screen committee were charged Sept. 14 by UW System President Kevin Reilly. Among those present at the meeting were, from left, Edmund Manydeeds, an Eau Claire attorney, member of the UW System Board of Regents and chair of the Special Regent Committee for the UW-Eau Claire chancellor search; Reilly; Dr. Rama
Yelkur, professor of marketing and management, College of Business  coordinator of international business programs and search committee chair; and Dennis Barden, search consultant from the firm Witt/Kieffer, which will be assisting in the search. (UW-Eau Claire photo by Bill Hoepner)

EAU CLAIRE — UW System President Kevin Reilly has appointed a search and screen committee to assist in identifying a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Reilly, along with UW System Special Regent Committee Chair Edmund Manydeeds, visited the UW-Eau Claire campus Sept. 14 to charge the committee.

The following individuals are members of the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Search and Screen Committee:


  • Dr. Norah Airth-Kindree, assistant professor of nursing
  • Dr. James Boulter, associate professor of chemistry and campus sustainability fellow
  • Dr. Selika Ducksworth-Lawton, associate professor of history
  • Dr. Audrey Fessler, associate professor of English
  • Max Garland, professor of English
  • Dr. Susan Harrison, professor of mathematics
  • Eric Jennings, assistant professor, McIntyre Library
  • Dr. Thomas Kemp, associate professor of economics
  • Dr, Sean McAleer, associate professor of philosophy and religious studies
  • Dr. Mitra Sadeghpour, associate professor of music and theatre arts
  • Dr. Rama Yelkur, professor of marketing and management and College of Business coordinator of international business programs (committee chair)

Academic staff

  • Jason Anderson, artist, event production coordinator, University Centers
  • Robin Baker, student services coordinator, athletics

Classified staff

  • Greg Falkenberg, power plant operator in charge, Facilities Management
  • Wanda Schulner, program assistant advanced, Academic Affairs


  • Corydon Fish
  • Phil Rynish

Community representatives

  • Catherine Emmanuelle, Eau Claire City Council member
  • Betsy Kell, UW-Eau Claire Foundation board member


  • Mary Jane Brukardt, UW-Eau Claire director of Marketing, Communication and Strategic Planning
  • Dr. Don Mash, executive senior special assistant, UW System President's Office

The committee must recommend at least five finalists for the chancellor position to Reilly and the Special Regent Committee by spring 2013, which in turn will recommend one of the finalists to the UW System Board of Regents for appointment. The process generally takes several months from the authorization and appointment of the search and screen committee and the Special Regents Committee to through the final appointment by the Board of Regents. See the Board of Regents Policy 6-4, "Search and Screen Procedures for Chancellors, Senior Vice Presidents or Vice Presidents."



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