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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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Interim Administrators Named
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MAILED: Dec. 16, 1997

EAU CLAIRE -- The upcoming retirement of Chancellor Larry Schnack will result in several interim administrative appointments until a permanent chancellor is selected for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Provost/Vice Chancellor Marjorie Smelstor will serve as interim chancellor, effective Jan. 8. Smelstor began her tenure at UW-Eau Claire as vice chancellor for academic affairs in 1990 after serving as dean of the College of Sciences and Humanities at Ball State University. She also served as assistant vice president for academic affairs at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She holds a doctorate from UW-Madison and is a recognized scholar in American literature.
Smelstor is widely recognized for her leadership of the university commission to redesign UW-Eau Claire's undergraduate curriculum, which has received national recognition since it was implemented in 1996. Outside the university, she is involved with United Way, serving last year as the Eau Claire fund-raising campaign chair. She's on the executive board of Big Brothers & Big Sisters and on the boards of directors for United Way and Norwest Bank.
Thomas Miller will take over for Smelstor as interim provost/vice chancellor, effective Jan. 8. He has been associate vice chancellor for academic affairs since 1991. Miller joined UW-Eau Claire's history department in 1967 and holds a doctorate from the University of Virginia. His former leadership roles include chairman of the history department and of the University Senate.
Margaret Dwyer, associate dean of the College of Business since 1996, will step into Miller's position as interim associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective Jan. 8. A nationally recognized expert on the role of technology in accounting education, Dwyer has been on the faculty since 1982. She teaches in the accounting and finance department. She holds a doctorate from UW-Madison and is a certified public accountant.
Schnack's last day at UW-Eau Claire will be Jan. 7.


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Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
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(715) 836-4741

Updated: Dec. 16, 1997