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University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Whitewater, Wisconsin
Posted Date
Jul 19, 2022

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Executive, Chancellors & Presidents
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The University of Wisconsin System (UWS) seeks applications from and nominations of exceptional, and unifying leaders for the position of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin– Whitewater (UW–Whitewater). Founded in 1868 as a normal school for training teachers, UW-Whitewater, which includes its Rock County branch campus in Janesville, WI, is one of eleven comprehensive universities within the UWS. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater is located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offers the advantage of a beautiful small-town environment with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

As the leader and chief administrator of UW–Whitewater, the Chancellor exercises broad responsibilities for all aspects of the academic, student, financial, development and administrative dimensions of the institution, within the multicampus system. In consultation with faculty, the Chancellor is responsible for: designing curricula and setting degree requirements; determining academic standards and establishing grading systems; defining and administering institutional standards for faculty peer evaluation and screening candidates for appointment, promotion and tenure; administering associated auxiliary services; and administering all funds, from whatever source, allocated, generated, or intended for use by the institution. The Chancellor is accountable and reports to the President and the Board of Regents of the UWS on the operation and administration of the institution.

The next Chancellor of UW–Whitewater should be a visible, caring presence on and off both campuses and will be expected to strengthen the existing collaborative relationship with the local community. Community leaders are proud of the partnerships with the University, especially the Innovation Center, technology park, and K-12 system relations. The incoming Chancellor should embody the approachability, high energy, visibility, and responsiveness that has characterized campus-community relations. The University seeks a strong advocate who will respect its culture while looking for ways to improve. The next Chancellor should be an engaged and approachable strategic thinker who is politically savvy and operates in a transparent, inclusive, data-driven manner.

Isaacson, Miller is assisting with this search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications will be treated confidentially. Please visit the search website for the full position profile and information on how to apply:

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