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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 27, 2000
Contact: Linda Weimer
(608) 263-5512, 262-0766

Short Bios:

Nancy Cantor
Susan Westerberg Prager
John D. Wiley

Finalists Named for Position of Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

For more information, consult the UW-Madison Chancellor Search Web Site: www.news.wisc.edu/packages/chancellorsearch/

MADISON - University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of three finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Madison.

The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents' Special Committee for the UW-Madison Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent President Jay Smith, which will interview the finalists in Madison on Thursday, November 2 and Friday, November 3.

Other committee members are Regents JoAnne Brandes, Guy Gottschalk, Frederick E. Mohs and Jose A. Olivieri. The full Board of Regents will take final action once it receives a recommendation from the special committee.

    The finalists, their titles and current institutions are as follows:

  • Nancy E. Cantor
    Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
    University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan)
  • Susan Westerberg Prager
    Provost and Chief Academic Officer
    Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire)
  • John D. Wiley
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    University of Wisconsin-Madison (Madison, Wisconsin)

A 21-member UW-Madison campus/community search and screen committee, chaired by Bernice Durand, professor of physics, submitted its recommendations to President Lyall on October 24. The committee is arranging and hosting two on-campus receptions for each finalist.

The person chosen by the Regents will become the 27th leader of the UW-Madison campus and will succeed David Ward, who has served in that position since 1993. Chancellor Ward announced in March that he would step down at the end of December.

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Press Availability to Candidates:

  • Nancy Cantor 2:00 -2:30 p.m., November 1, University Club Reading Room
  • John Wiley 9:30 -10:00 a.m., November 2, Memorial Union, Roundtable Room
  • Susan Prager 4:15 -4:45 p.m., November 2, Memorial Union, Capitol View Room

Reception for UW-Madison Faculty and Staff:

  • Nancy Cantor 2:30 p.m., November 1, Gallery Three, Elvehjem Museum of Art
  • Susan Prager 1:30 p.m., November 2, Gallery Three, Elvehjem Museum of Art
  • John Wiley 3:00 p.m., November 2, Gallery Three, Elvehjem Museum of Art

Reception for UW-Madison Students:

  • Nancy Cantor 4:00 p.m., November 1, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
  • Susan Prager 3:00 p.m., November 2, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
  • John Wiley 4:30 p.m., November 2, Tripp Commons, Memorial Union
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Nancy E. Cantor

Short Bios: 

Nancy Cantor
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Current Position: Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs / Professor, Psychology
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Former Positions:

Dean, School of Graduate Studies & Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
University of Michigan (1996-97)

Chair (1992-96) and Professor (1991-96), Department of Psychology
Princeton University

Assoc. Dean, Graduate Studies, Univ. of Michigan (1989-91)

Field of Study:

Social Psychology

Other Service:

Fellow, American Academy of Arts & Sciences
Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science

Trustee, Sarah Lawrence College

Board of Directors, Am. Assoc. for Higher Education
Hospital Executive Board, Univ. of Michigan

Education: Ph.D., Stanford University, 1978
A.B., Sarah Lawrence College, 1974

For more complete biographical information, consult the UW-Madison Chancellor Search web site: http://www.news.wisc.edu/packages/chancellorsearch


Susan Westerberg Prager
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Current Position: Provost and Chief Academic Officer
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH
Former Positions:

Dean, School of Law, UCLA (1982-98)
Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Professor of Law (1992-98)

Associate Dean, School of Law, UCLA (1979-82)

Field of Study:

Family Law

Other Service:

Trustee, Stanford University (1976-80; 1987-97)

President, Association of American Law Schools (1986)

California Commission on Campaign Financing

Education:

J.D., UCLA, 1971

A.B., Stanford University, 1964

M.A., Stanford University, 1967

For more complete biographical information, consult the UW-Madison Chancellor Search web site: http://www.news.wisc.edu/packages/chancellorsearch


John D. Wiley
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Current Position: Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Former Positions:

Dean, The Graduate School, UW-Madison (1989-94)
Associate Dean (Research), College of Engineering,
UW-Madison (1986-89)
Chair, Material Science Program, UW-Madison (1982-86)

Field of Study:

Physics

Other Service:

National Advisory Committee to the Office of Scientific And Engineering Personnel, National Research Council

Director, Venture Investors of Wisconsin

Director, Evjue Foundation

Director, WIYN (Telescope) Corporation

Education:

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968

M.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965

B.S., Indiana University, 1964

For more complete biographical information, consult the UW-Madison Chancellor Search web site: http://www.news.wisc.edu/packages/chancellorsearch