MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today accepted Dr. Robert Felner’s resignation as the next chancellor of UW-Parkside.
Following a public national search, Felner was recommended as chancellor on May 22, and the UW System Board of Regents approved his appointment on June 5. Felner informed UW System leaders on June 22 of an investigation at the University of Louisville that involved his College of Education and Human Development.
With UW-Parkside Chancellor Jack Keating scheduled to step down at the end of July, the UW System has begun to formulate new plans to provide interim leadership for that campus.
The UW-Parkside campus plays a central role in the UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin – focusing on expanding educational opportunities for citizens in Southeastern Wisconsin and from across the state. Strong, effective leadership is required to sustain this momentum, and to help that campus implement its educational plans.
As one of 11 comprehensive universities within the UW System, the UW-Parkside campus enrolls more than 5,000 students from 55 Wisconsin counties – the most diverse student body in the system. Leading approximately 500 faculty, academic staff and classified staff members, the UW-Parkside chancellor is responsible for operation and leadership of the campus.