MADISON, Wis. – MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 20-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Superior Chancellor Julius Erlenbach, who last month announced his plans to retire in August.

Reilly appointed 11 UW-Superior faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, and two students to the committee. They are joined by one campus administrator, one UW System representative, and two community representatives. Professor Martha Einerson, from UW-Superior’s Department of Communicating Arts, will chair the committee.

Serving on the Search and Screen Committee are:


  • Mary Balcer, Professor, Biology
  • Alvin “Chip” Beal, Assistant Professor, First Nations Studies
  • Orvin Clark, Associate Professor, Educational Administration
  • Maria Cuzzo, Professor, Legal Studies
  • Martha Einerson, Professor, Speech Communication (Chair)
  • Deb Nordgren, Associate Professor, Library Science
  • Eleni Pinnow, Assistant Professor, Psychology
  • William Simpson, Associate Professor, Health
  • Joel Sipress, Professor, History
  • Nicholas Sloboda, Professor, English
  • Shin-Ping Tucker, Associate Professor, Information Technology

Academic Staff

  • Donna Dahlvang, Senior Student Services Coordinator, Financial Aid Office
  • Trisha Skajewski, Associate Development Specialist, University Advancement

Classified Staff

  • Nancy Kyle, Lead Custodian


  • Katelyn Baumann
  • Logan Campa

Community Representatives

  • Mark Casper, Proprietor, Keyport Liquor and Lounge
  • Dave Minor, President and CEO, Superior-Douglas County Area Chamber of Commerce


  • Vicki Hajewski, Vice Chancellor, Campus Life
  • Don Mash, Executive Senior Special Assistant, President’s Office

Following an intensive search and screening process, the committee is expected to recommend five candidates as finalists for consideration by Reilly and a special Board of Regents committee chaired by Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau. After a series of public presentations and personal interviews, Reilly and the special committee will recommend one individual to the full Board, which must approve the appointment.

The campus search committee will convene for the first time later this year, after the Fall 2010 semester begins. At that meeting, Bradley and Reilly will officially charge the committee with its mission and roles, review procedures, and begin the national search.

UW-Superior is Wisconsin’s public liberal arts college, preparing students for lifelong learning and rewarding careers. The campus enrolled 2,794 students this year in more than 26 undergraduate and graduate programs. The university is a member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and plays a central role in the UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin.

Media Contacts

David Giroux UW System (608) 262-4464
Al Miller UW-Superior 715-394-8260