MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III today announced the members of a Special Regent Committee that will interview finalists in the search for the next UW System president.

They are:

  • Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III, Chair
  • Regent Vice President Karen Walsh
  • Regent Scott Beightol
  • Regent Héctor Colón
  • Regent Tracey L. Klein
  • Regent Cris Peterson
  • Regent Corey Saffold

“Deciding on the next leader for the UW System is one of the largest decisions to come before this Board, and I would like to thank my colleagues for their willingness to engage and be a part of that vital process,” Manydeeds said.

Over the past two months, the Search and Screen Committee has held nearly three dozen listening sessions at all 13 universities and virtually to solicit input and feedback on the presidential search.

In November, the Special Regent Committee will establish a process for selecting and evaluating finalists. The Special Regent Committee is expected to review candidates recommended by the Search and Screen Committee in December. The committee is expected to conduct finalist interviews in January and forward a recommendation to the full Board of Regents in February.

The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 165,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 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. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree – with a median salary of more than $66,000. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

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