MADISON, Wis. – In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the University of Wisconsin System is seeking nominations for the Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

As per 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee will be composed of 10 voting members, including five Regents and five individuals knowledgeable about the duties and responsibilities of the position.

UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling has appointed the five Regents to the Search and Screen Committee. Regent Jason R. Plante will chair the committee. Other Regents on the committee are: Regent Behling, Regent Cris Peterson, Regent Carolyn Stanford Taylor and Regent S. Mark Tyler.

System President Ray Cross, after consulting with members of UW-Stout’s shared governance groups and other members of the university community, will appoint the five non-Regent members of the committee, including two faculty members, one staff representative, one student, and one community member.

Nominations are due April 1 and should describe how the nominee can assist in identifying the strongest candidate for the position. Nominations should be made at this website:

The committee will consider candidates to replace Chancellor Bob Meyer, who announced this month he will step down in August. Provost Patrick Guilfoile has agreed to serve as interim chancellor starting Aug. 18. UW-Stout serves about 9,000 students on its campus in Menomonie, WI.


The University of Wisconsin System serves more than 170,000 students. Awarding 36,000 degrees annually, the UW System is 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. More than 80 percent of UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System institutions also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

Media Contacts

Mark Pitsch UW System (608) 265-3419
Jerry Poling UW-Stout