MADISON – University of Wisconsin System Interim President Richard J. Telfer today appointed a 23-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify a successor to UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden, who announced last month that he will step down in August 2014.

Telfer appointed 12 UW-Green Bay faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members and two students. They will be joined by two administrators and three community representatives. Dr. Cheryl Grosso, from UW-Green Bay’s Music Department, will chair the committee.

Serving on the Search and Screen Committee are:


  • Cheryl Grosso, Professor, Music  (chair)
  • Andrew Austin, Associate Professor, Democracy and Justice Studies
  • Denise Bartell, Associate Professor, Human Development
  • Gregory Davis, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Mathew Dornbush, Associate Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Michael Draney, Professor, Natural and Applied Sciences
  • Hye-Kyung Kim, Associate Professor, Humanistic Studies
  • Ryan Martin, Associate Professor, Human Development
  • Jennifer Mokren, Associate Professor, Art and Design
  • Adam Parrillo, Assistant Professor, Urban and Regional Studies
  • Janet Reilly, Associate Professor, Nursing
  • Linda Tabers-Kwak, Associate Professor, Education

Academic Staff

  • Brent Blahnik, Director, International Education
  • Mai Lo Lee, Advisor, American Intercultural Center

Classified Staff

  • Cindy Estrup, Police Sergeant, Public Safety
  • Liz DeLaGarza Hessler, University Services Program Associate, NEW Partnership for Children & Families


  • Tresavoya Blake, Second Year, Urban and Regional Studies
  • Benjamin Royer, Graduate Student, Environmental Science and Policy


  • Kelly Franz, Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance
  • Donald Mash, Executive Senior Special Assistant, President’s Office, UW System

Community Representatives

  • Judith Crain, Regent Emerita and UW-Green Bay Council Trustee Emerita
  • Susan Finco, Co-Founder, Leonard & Finco Public Relations
  • Louis LeCalsey III, Chair, Board of Directors, UW-Green Bay Foundation, and Chair, Chancellor’s Council of Trustees

Following a national search and an intensive screening process, the committee is expected to recommend a list of candidates as finalists for consideration by the UW System President and a special Board of Regents committee, chaired by Regent Tim Higgins of Appleton. Other members of the committee include Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau, Regent Janice Mueller of Madison, and Regent Chuck Pruitt of Milwaukee.

After a series of public presentations and personal interviews, the UW System president and the Regent committee will recommend one individual to the full board, which must approve the appointment.

The campus search committee will convene for the first time at 1 p.m., Friday, Jan. 24, at UW-Green Bay. At that meeting, Telfer will officially charge the committee with its mission, review procedures and begin the national search.

Harden has served as the University’s top administrator since June 1, 2009.

UW-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution with an enrollment of approximately 6,600 students, exceptional facilities and affordable, high-quality programs. The University’s 360° of Learning brand is a promise that UW-Green Bay students will learn to examine and solve problems from multiple perspectives. Founded in 1965 and a member institution of the tradition-rich University of Wisconsin System, UW-Green Bay boasts more than 32,000 alumni.

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