Greeting

On behalf of the Board of Regents, the search committee and the faculty, staff, and students of the UW System, thank you for your interest.

Regent Vice President Karen WalshFrom the Chair

Karen Walsh, Regent Vice President


A university system that extends far beyond campus boundaries—that’s the promise and opportunity of the University of Wisconsin System. Our guiding principle, The Wisconsin Idea, envisions teaching, learning, and research that benefit the citizens of Wisconsin and the world.

Wisconsin has faced great challenges throughout the pandemic. When the call came for assistance, UW System campuses answered. In partnership with state and federal leaders, our universities quickly began offering testing, timely health communication, and, finally, vaccination sites to benefit all citizens. Faculty and staff quickly pivoted to remote learning methods so that students could maintain progress toward their degrees.

Now we ask, “What’s next?” We seek a leader to help guide us there—the eighth President of the University of Wisconsin System. A visionary champion of opportunity for all will be the ideal person to lead our system with its long tradition of innovation and creative approaches to solving complex problems.