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UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield Hall 218
Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004
Candidate For Provost Position
To Visit Campus For Interview
phone (715) 836-4741
fax (715) 836-2900

MAILED: March 24, 1999

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Steven K. Pontius will visit the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire March 29-30 to interview for the position of Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs.
The Eau Claire and university communities will have opportunities to meet the candidate for UW-Eau Claire's No. 2 position.
UW-Eau Claire students interested in meeting with Pontius are invited to a session from 9-10 a.m. Monday in Schofield Auditorium.
Faculty, staff and community members are invited to an open presentation from 2-3:15 p.m. Monday in Schofield Auditorium. Pontius will speak for 15 minutes about the topic "Higher Education: The Next Ten Years." He will then answer questions from those attending the session.
The candidate will spend the remainder of Monday and Tuesday meeting with various members of the university, including faculty and staff.
Pontius is vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.
Pontius earned his doctorate in geography in 1977 at the University of Minnesota. He joined the geography faculty of Radford University in Virginia, later served as department chair and in 1991 was named dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. In 1996, he was named vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University.
For additional information about the interview schedule, call Dr. Carl Haywood, chair of the Provost Search Committee, at (715) 836-2542, or see UW-Eau Claire's Web site at

UWEC [Administrative Offices] [News Bureau]

Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Schofield 218
(715) 836-4741

Updated: March 25, 1999