MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater.

An 11-member search and screen committee, led by Regent Tracey Klein and UW-Whitewater Associate Professor Eric Compas, recommended a list of finalists. The Special Regent Committee determined that the following finalists will continue in the selection process.

The finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Cheryl F. Green
Interim Chancellor, UW-Whitewater
Whitewater, WI

Guiyou Huang
Chancellor, Louisiana State University of Alexandria
Alexandria, LA

Dwight C. Watson
Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs, Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN

Philip K. Way
Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA

The four candidates will participate in separate public forums, offering opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to interact directly with them. The campus search and screen committee will announce a schedule for those public conversations.

President Cross and the Special Regent Committee will interview finalists May 17. The Special Regent Committee, chaired by Regent Tracey Klein, includes Regents Mike Jones, Regina Millner, Janice Mueller, and Drew Petersen. They will recommend one candidate to the full Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment.

The person selected through this process will be UW-Whitewater’s 17th chancellor.

For more information about the four candidates, the public conversations, and the search process, see the UW‑Whitewater Chancellor Search webpage. For more information about UW-Whitewater, see


For more than 150 years, the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater has been inspiring, engaging and transforming the lives of its students, faculty and staff. Founded as a Normal School in 1868, UW-Whitewater is one of the oldest institutions in the University of Wisconsin System. Today the university serves more than 13,000 students at its Whitewater and Rock County campuses and offers an associate degree, 50 undergraduate majors, 13 master’s degree programs, a doctoral degree and an education specialist degree. Degree programs are offered through the colleges of Arts and Communication, Business and Economics, Education and Professional Studies, Integrated Studies and Letters and Sciences.

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
Jeff Angileri UW-Whitewater (262) 472-1195