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Chancellor Search Committee Named

JUNE 3, 2008-- MADISON, WIS. - With the successful conclusion of three simultaneous chancellor searches, the University of Wisconsin System now turns its attention to recruiting and hiring new leaders for UW-Green Bay and UW-River Falls. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 19-member search committee to help identify a new chancellor for UWRF. 

Recently, Chancellor Don Betz announced that he will leave the campus at the end of June to become president of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla.

Reilly appointed 10 faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, one campus administrator, and two student representatives to the committee. They are joined by one UW System administrator and two community representatives. 

Members of the UWRF Chancellor Search and Screen Committee are: 


James Madsen (chair) - Professor of Physics

Mark Gillen - Assistant Professor of Counseling and School Psychology 

Gregg Hadley - Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics 

Claire Kilian - Associate Professor of Management and Marketing 

Michelle Parkinson - Assistant Professor of English 

Glenn Potts - Professor of Economics 

David Rainville - Professor of Chemistry 

Kristin Tjornehoj - Associate Professor of Music 

José Vega - Professor of Teacher Education 

Jennifer Willis-Rivera - Assistant Professor of Communication Studies and Theatre Arts 


Academic Staff

Kristen Hendrickson - Budget Director 

Kathleen Olsen - Instructor, Communication Studies and Theatre Arts 


Classified Staff

Susie Zimmer - Academic Department Associate, Art



Cindy Bendix - President, Student Senate 

Kevin Rockwood



Lynn Paulson - Assistant Vice President, UW System 

Dale Gallenberg - Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences 



Jim Harsdorf - Chancellor ' s Advisory Council, dairy farmer 

Steve Healy - UW-River Falls Foundation Board, College of Business & Economics Advisory Board 

Following an intensive search and screening process, the committee is expected to recommend five candidates as finalists for consideration by Reilly and a special Board of Regents committee chaired by Regent Brent Smith. Other Regents on the committee include Eileen Connolly-Keesler, Chuck Pruitt and José Vasquez.

The campus search committee will convene for the first time at 1 p.m., June 16 in the Eau Galle River Room (Room 332) of the University Center on the UWRF campus. At that meeting, Smith and Reilly will officially charge the committee with its mission and roles, review procedures, and launch the search process.


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