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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

December 14, 1998

Contact: Kevin Boatright
(608) 263-2227

UW SYSTEM PRESIDENT NAMES SEARCH AND SCREEN COMMITTEE FOR UW-WHITEWATER CHANCELLOR POSITION

MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall has named a 17-member search and screen committee to assist with the search for a new chancellor at UW-Whitewater.

Chancellor H. Gaylon Greenhill announced in October his plans to retire from the university on June 30, 1999. He has served as the 12th chancellor of the 10,400-student campus since 1991. His retirement caps a 37-year career of service to UW-Whitewater, as faculty member, dean, vice chancellor and chancellor.

"Gaylon Greenhill has led UW-Whitewater through a remarkable period," said President Lyall. "New academic programs have been added and the campus has been modernized and transformed through major building projects. Most recently, the successful completion of a $12 million capital campaign positions UW-Whitewater to continue into the 21st century with distinction."

The search and screen committee is charged with publicizing the position and generating nominations and applications. It will also screen the applications, identifying no fewer than five persons qualified to fill the position. Candidates from the committee’s list will then be given further consideration by President Lyall and the Special Regents Committee.

The final appointment is made by the full Board of Regents. It is hoped that Greenhill’s successor will take office prior to the start of the 1998-99 academic year.

Regent Ruth Marcene James, Fennimore, is chair of the Special Regents Committee for the UW-Whitewater chancellor search. Other members include Regents Virginia MacNeil, Bayside; Patrick Boyle, Madison; and Guy Gottschalk, Wisconsin Rapids. President Lyall and Regent James will meet with the search and screen committee on December 16 in Whitewater to review procedures, discuss a timeline and respond to questions from the group.

Members of the search and screen committee are as follows. Unless otherwise noted, all are members of the UW-Whitewater faculty or academic staff.

Donald Sorensen, associate professor, Department of Finance and Business Law [chair of the committee];

James Caldwell, president, First Citizens State Bank [community representative];

Deborah Durcan, associate vice president, Financial Administration [UW System Administration representative];

James Freer, assistant chancellor, Administrative Affairs;

Sibdas Ghosh, assistant professor, Department of Biological Sciences;

Elsa Gunderson, student [junior finance major from Cambridge]

Frank Hanson, professor, Department of Music;

Linda Hurstad, associate professor, Department of Theatre and Dance;

Jeffrey Janz, executive director, Office of Residence Life;

Therese Kennedy, associate director, Office of Recreation Sports and Facilities;

Ken Macur, associate professor, Department of Accounting;

Howard Marklein, partner, Virchow, Krause & Company [community representative];

Brenda O’Bierne, assistant professor, Department of Counselor Education;

Dieudonne Phanord, associate professor, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science;

David Rossbach, student [senior political science major from Mazomanie];

Kenneth Salzwedel, professor, Department of Psychology; and

Li-Chung Roger Yin, assistant professor, Department of Information Resources.