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Chancellor's Search and Screen
Begins Reviewing Applications
MAILED: March 4, 1998|
EAU CLAIRE -- Members of the Chancellor Search and Screen Committee at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire have begun screening the candidates who have applied for the university's top post.
To-date, about 60 applications have been received by the committee. Eighty-two people were nominated for the position, 36 of whom did follow up and apply for the chancellor job, open since December 1997 when Larry Schnack retired.
"The application pool has numerous strong candidates in it," said Dr. James Oberly, chair of the committee. "We're pleased with the quality of the applicants."
All but 16 of the applicants and three of the nominees submitted written statements to the committee asking that their identities be kept confidential, Oberly said.
The state's open records law permits applicants for top state jobs to request that their names not be disclosed publicly. The confidentiality clause is lifted if an applicant is selected as a finalist.
The committee will keep the application process open and continue its review of candidates until the middle of April, Oberly said. By April 15, the committee hopes to forward the names of at least five finalists to UW System President Katharine Lyall for her review. Lyall will then pass those names on to the UW System Board of Regents, which will make the final decision. Lyall has asked that the committee forward only the names of candidates whom the committee would welcome as UW-Eau Claire's new chancellor.
The 16 applicants for the chancellor position who allowed their names to be used are:
* Dr. Frank Brady, dean of health services at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion, S.D.
* Dr. James P. Chapman, acting president at Lexington Community College in Lexington, Ky.
* Dr. William Connellan, vice provost at Oakland University in Rochester, Mich.
* Dr. Fenwick W. English, vice chancellor for academic affairs at Indiana University-Purdue University in Fort Wayne, Ind.
* Dr. Roger L. Gill, provost and vice president for academic affairs at East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania in East Stroudsburg, Pa.
* Dr. John Johnson, professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Medical University of South Carolina in Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
* Dr. Lewis L. Jones, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Tougaloo College in Tougaloo, Miss.
* Dr. Arthur Koblasz, chair of bioengineering area and chair of student/faculty committee at Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Ga.
* Dr. Peter Marcy, dean of the college at Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Va.
* Dr. Peter Nwangwu, president and chairman of Punlabs Quality Products in Sugarland, Texas.
* Dr. Samuel Rankin, president of Chadron State College in Chadron, Neb.
* Dr. Robert Reid, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, Ind.
* Dr. William A. Sanders, dean of academics for U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Conn.
* Dr. Marjorie Smelstor, interim chancellor at UW-Eau Claire in Eau Claire.
* Dr. James S. Taylor, vice president for student affairs and enrollment services at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kan.
* Dr. Gene Wubbels, professor of chemistry at the University of Nebraska at Kearney in Kearney, Neb.
The law also stipulates that the names of anyone nominated for the position - regardless of whether they have an interest in submitting an application - be released if those individuals have not requested confidentiality.
The names of nominees who have not requested confidentiality are:
* Dr. Richard McDowell, president of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford in Bradford, Pa.
* Dr. Delwin A. Roy, president and CEO of The Hitachi Foundation in Washington, D.C.
* Dr. Robert Zwier, vice president for academic affairs at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: March 5, 1998