UW-Stevens Point: Closer to finding its 14th chancellor

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is one step closer to finding its 14th chancellor, as the 19-member search committee has begun reviewing applications, according to committee chair Professor Neil Heywood.

“This is a big milestone,” said Heywood. “We are now in the phase of considering applicants according to our anticipated sequence of events.”

Although review of candidates has commenced, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The search and screen committee, composed of staff members, students, administrators and prominent alumni, was charged with its task by UW System President Kevin Reilly on October 28, 2009, and is being assisted by the consulting firm RPA, Inc.

The coming weeks will include choosing a pool of 10 to 12 semifinalists for interviews that will be conducted off campus. Five finalists will be named by Reilly in March for on-campus interviews. Until that time, the search committee and search firm will maintain the confidentiality of all candidates in order to ensure the integrity of the search process.

The Board of Regents will meet in May to approve the final candidate selection, and the anticipated start date of the new chancellor is July 1.

For more information about the search, visit http://www.uwsp.edu/equity/cssc.