MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen have finalized a 12-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point.

In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 voting members, including five Regents and five individuals knowledgeable about the duties and responsibilities of the position. Two additional non-voting members represent two-year branch campuses.

Regent Petersen appointed five Regents to the Search and Screen Committee, which will be chaired by Regent Karen Walsh. President Cross, after consulting with members of UW-Stevens Point’s shared governance groups and other members of the university community, appointed the five non-Regent members of the committee, including two faculty members, one staff representative, one student, and one community/alumni member. Professor Mary Bowman will serve as committee vice chair.

Serving on the Search and Screen Committee as voting members are:

  • Chair: Karen Walsh, Regent
  • Vice Chair: Mary Bowman, Professor of English, UW-Stevens Point (faculty)
  • José Delgado, Regent
  • Nisha A. Fernando, Professor of Interior Architecture, UW-Stevens Point (faculty)
  • Dyllan Griepentrog (student)
  • Eve Hall, Regent
  • Cris Peterson, Regent
  • Denny Peterson, Delta Dental, retired (community)
  • Olivia Woodmansee, Regent
  • Marc Young, Director of Recruitment, UW-Stevens Point (staff)

Serving as non-voting members are:

  • Julie Tharp, Professor of English, UW-Stevens Point at Marshfield
  • Ann Herda-Rapp, Campus Executive, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

The committee will consider candidates to replace Chancellor Bernie Patterson, who announced his retirement. UW-Stevens Point serves more than 7,000 students.

Media Contacts

Mark Pitsch UW System (608) 265-3419
Nick Schultz UW-Stevens Point (715) 346-2490