MADISON, Wis.—Karen Walsh, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Jay Rothman, President of the UW System, today appointed a 13-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next UW-Platteville chancellor.

Regent Cris Peterson will chair the Search and Screen Committee. Christina Curras, Professor and Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, will be vice chair. Other members of the committee are:

  • Scott Beightol, Regent
  • Joseph Denk, Chair, UW-Platteville Foundation Board
  • Richard Dhyanchand, Professor, College of Business, Industry, Life Science and Agriculture
  • Tony Isabell, Program Manager, Custodial Services
  • Mike Jones, Regent
  • Edmund Manydeeds III, Regent**
  • Linda Mulroy-Bowden, Executive Director, Student Life and Development
  • Rodney Pasch, Regent
  • Rebekah Poh, Student Body President
  • Jason Schulte, Student Life & Activities Coordinator, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County
  • Kory Wein, Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Education*
  • Tim Zasada, AV Technician III, Teaching & Technology Center

“The next leader of UW-Platteville will find a vibrant, engaged campus ready to tackle the challenges of the 21st century,” said Walsh.

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. A team of staff from UW System Human Resources, the Office of the Board of Regents, and the executive search firm of WittKieffer 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 Peterson, Beightol, Jones, Pasch, and Manydeeds** and will be chaired by Peterson.

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

*Added to the search committee on October 25, 2022

** Regent Manydeeds replaced Regent Brianna Tucker on November 1, 2022


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