MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 23-member search committee to help identify a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chancellor John D. Wiley announced that he will step down in September 2008 after leading the institution since 2001.
UW-Madison, the oldest and largest campus in the UW System, enrolls more than 40,000 students in 136 majors of study and conducts more than $900 million worth of research annually.
“To enhance UW-Madison’s positive impact on the entire state and advance the university’s stellar academic reputation, we need to attract strong leadership in the chancellor’s office,” said Reilly. “This is the beginning of a comprehensive process to recruit and hire someone who can leverage this university’s incredible potential, building upon John Wiley’s record of success.”
Reilly invited nominations from a diverse array of campus constituencies, and used that broad input to appoint a committee comprised of 12 faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, and one campus dean. They will be joined by four community representatives and one UW System Administration staff member.
Two UW-Madison students will be named to the search committee later this month. At the request of student government leaders, nominations for student representation on the search committee were delayed until after the winter break. Student members will be named in time for the search committee’s first meeting.
Marsha Mailick Seltzer, Vaughan Bascom Professor of Social Work and Pediatrics at UW-Madison, will chair the search committee. Seltzer, a faculty member for 19 years, earned her undergraduate degree at UW-Madison before going on to earn her PhD at Brandeis University. She also serves as director of the Waisman Center and interim director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery.
Members of the UW-Madison Chancellor Search and Screen Committee are as follows:
Paul J. Bertics – Kellett Professor of Biomolecular Chemistry
Mary “Molly” Carnes – Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Industrial and Systems Engineering; Director of the UW Center for Women’s Health Research
William Cronon – Frederick Jackson Turner and Vilas Research Professor of History, Geography and Environmental Studies
Mary Louise Gomez – Professor of Literacy Studies and Teacher Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Robert D. Mathieu – Professor of Astronomy; Director of the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning; Chair of the University Committee
Anne S. Miner – Distinguished Professor of Management and Human Resources
Regina Murphy – Harvey D. Spangler Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering
Dan Schaefer – Professor and Chair, Department of Animal Sciences
Marsha Mailick Seltzer (chair) – Vaughan Bascom Professor of Social Work and Pediatrics
Aliko Songolo – Professor and Chair of French and Italian; Professor of African Languages and Literature
Sean Teuton – Assistant Professor of English and American Indian Studies
Amy Wendt – Professor and Co-chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Carla Love – Distinguished Lecturer, German Department
Tori C. A. Richardson – Assistant Dean, Student Academic Affairs, College of Letters and Science
Gary Mitchell – University Services Associate, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Debbie A. Durcan – Vice President of Finance, University of Wisconsin System
Bob Golden – Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health; Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs; Professor of Psychiatry
Paula Bonner – President and CEO of the Wisconsin Alumni Association
John Morgridge – Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems Inc.; Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Board of Trustees; former member of the UW Foundation Board of Directors
Winslow Sargeant – Managing Director of Venture Investors, LLC; Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation Board of Trustees; Waisman Center Board of Visitors
Jay Smith – President of Teel Plastics; former President of the UW System Board of Regents
(Two UW-Madison Students will be named before January 25)
Following a national search and intensive screening process, the committee is expected to recommend five candidates as finalists to Reilly and a special Board of Regents committee chaired by Regent David G. Walsh of Madison. Other Regents on the committee include Regent President Mark J. Bradley, Regent Vice President Chuck Pruitt, Tom Loftus, and Colleene P. Thomas.
Thomas, a UW-Madison student, will be the first student regent to serve on a special Board of Regents chancellor selection committee.
The campus search committee will convene for the first time on January 25 at 2 p.m. in Bascom Hall, room 260 on the UW-Madison campus. At that meeting, Walsh and Reilly will officially charge the committee with its mission and roles, review procedures, and launch the search process.