MADISON, Wis. —University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced five finalists who are being considered for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater.

A 22-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Whitewater Professor Jimmy Peltier, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents chaired by Regent Danae Davis of Milwaukee.

The five candidates will participate in public forums from April 23 to April 30, where they will interact with faculty, academic staff, classified staff, students and community members.  Reilly and the Regent committee will interview the finalists in Madison on May 7. The final appointment of a new chancellor must be confirmed by the full Board of Regents.


Finalist Campus Forum
Dr. Nancy Kleniewski
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Bridgewater State College (Mass.)
Thursday, Apr. 24, 4pm
University Center, Room 259
Dr. Alfred J. Guillaume, Jr.
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Indiana University South Bend
Friday, Apr. 25, 4pm
University Center,  Summers Auditorium
Dr. Kenneth W. Borland
Interim President, East Stroudsburg University (Penn.)
Monday, Apr. 28, 4pm
University Center, Summers Auditorium
Dr. Richard J. Telfer
Interim Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Tuesday, Apr. 29, 4pm
University Center, Summers Auditorium
Dr. John W. Folkins
Chief Executive Officer, Bowling Green State University Research Institute (Ohio)
Wednesday, Apr. 30, 4pm
University Center, Summers Auditorium


The person chosen will become UW-Whitewater’s 15th chancellor, succeeding Dr. Martha Saunders, who now serves as president of the University of Southern Mississippi.

For more information about the five candidates, the public forums and the entire search process, see

For information about the UW System, see

Media Contacts

Sara Kuhl UW-Whitewater (262) 472-1194
David Giroux UW System (608) 262-4464