MADISON, WI—Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents President Karen Walsh and Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman today appointed an 11-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next UW-La Crosse chancellor.

Regent Ashok Rai will chair the Search and Screen Committee. Enilda Delgado, Professor of Sociology and Criminal Justice in the College of Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities, will be the vice chair. Other members of the committee are:

  • Angela Adams, Regent
  • Evan Brenkus, Regent
  • Jim Kreuser, Regent
  • Emma Latus, President, Student Association
  • Kelly Nowicki, Associate Teaching Professor, College of Business Administration
  • Joan Prince, Regent
  • Kimberly Schliebe, Administrative Assistant, Administration and Finance
  • Todd Taylor, Chair, UWL Alumni & Friends Foundation
  • Lisa Weston, Associate Director, Residence Life


“UW-La Crosse is one of the top comprehensive universities in the country, and we’re looking for a leader who can further elevate that reputation and continue the focus on student success,” said Walsh. “The community has a great deal of pride in UWL, and rightfully so. This is a great opportunity.”

UW-La Crosse educates more than 10,000 students, nearly 80 percent of whom are Wisconsin residents. It features 102 undergraduate, 30 graduate, and two doctoral programs, and boasts a 19:1 student-faculty ratio. It is a vibrant university located in the picturesque river valley city of La Crosse in western Wisconsin along the Mississippi River.

The Search and Screen Committee is expected to convene in the coming weeks when Walsh will charge the committee with its mission and review search procedures. The national search is expected to officially begin Nov. 6. A team of staff from Universities of Wisconsin Human Resources, the Office of the Board of Regents, and the executive search firm of Storbeck Search/Diversified Search Group will assist the committee throughout this search process.

The committee will determine and interview candidates. A Special Regent Committee will review candidates forwarded by the Search and Screen Committee. The Special Regent Committee will include Regents Rai, Adams, Brenkus, Kreuser, and Prince and will be chaired by Rai.

The successful candidate will require the approval of the full Board of Regents.

The Universities of Wisconsin serve approximately 161,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the universities are 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. Nearly 90 percent of in-state Universities of Wisconsin graduates stay in the state five years after earning a degree. The universities provide a 23:1 return on state investment. The Universities of Wisconsin 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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