University of Wisconsin System
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced in October 2019 his intention to retire, capping off a 42-year career in higher education. President Cross, who is the seventh full-time UW System president, will continue to serve in that role until his successor is found after a national search.
Regent Vice President Michael M. Grebe is chairing the Search Committee. The Committee convened in December when UW System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen charged the Committee with its mission and reviewed search procedures to begin the national search.
The Search Committee has engaged the assistance of the national search firm Storbeck Search & Associates to identify and screen candidates. The Committee will determine and interview candidates; the successful candidate will require the approval of the full Board of Regents.
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