MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin–Stout Chancellor Robert (Bob) Meyer announced on Monday that he will step down as of August 18, 2019.

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross:

“Bob understands the history, the importance, and the value of UW-Stout and its polytechnic mission in a way that few others can. For decades, he has been a proud member of the UW-Stout community as an undergraduate, a professor, a college dean, and as chancellor, which gives him unique perspective and insights. In the broader community, Bob also understands the manufacturing world and the changes it is facing, and how higher education must evolve to serve those needs. Under his leadership, UW-Stout’s reputation has soared both in the state and beyond. Bob has been a thoughtful, dedicated leader, and it has been our privilege to work with him. We wish Bob and his wife, Debbie, all the best in his retirement.”

UW System Regent President John Robert Behling:

“It has been a great privilege to work with Bob, and we have benefited from his wisdom and experience over the years. He has a keen understanding of the evolving needs and challenges facing students and employers, and he has always shown an unwavering commitment to helping students succeed. On behalf of our university community, I want to thank him for his exemplary service and dedication to the UW System. We will miss working with him, and we wish him well in the future.”

The University of Wisconsin System serves more than 170,000 students. Awarding 36,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

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