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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.

Chancellor Schmidt

James C. Schmidt

One Question

In 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.

University budget discussions

Each year the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire prepares a budget that engages all departments and units in determining the best use of resources. For complete information on our budget, visit the 2015-16 University Budget Updates
, which includes a video presentation from our Oct. 15 campus forum, chancellor communications and more.

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.