MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President John Robert Behling have finalized a 10-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–

In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 members, including five Regents and five individuals knowledgeable about the duties and responsibilities of the position.

Regent Behling appointed five Regents to the Search and Screen Committee, which will be chaired by Regent Jason Plante. President Cross, after consulting with members of UW-Stout’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 member. Associate Professor Julie Bates-Maves will serve as committee vice chair.

Serving on the Search and Screen Committee are:

  • Chair: Regent Jason Plante
  • Vice Chair: Julie Bates-Maves, Associate Professor in the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences (faculty)
  • Regent John Robert Behling
  • Anne Kelly Hoel, Professor in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management (faculty)
  • Regent Cris Peterson
  • Robert Ward, Chief Executive Officer, Oaks Financial Services, LLC.  (community member)
  • Alexander Serier, Vice President of the Stout Student Association (student)
  • Regent Carolyn Stanford Taylor
  • Regent S. Mark Tyler
  • Lystra Yates, Records Manager in UW-Stout’s Registration and Records Office (staff)


The committee will consider candidates to replace Chancellor Bob Meyer, who has announced 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, Wis.

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
Doug Mell UW-Stout (715) 232-1198