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5 finalists named in UW-Eau Claire chancellor search

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. - Five finalists for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's next chancellor have been named.

The candidates will participate in a series of public forums between February 18 and March 6. The time and location for those forums has not been released yet.

The five finalists are:

Dr. Pam Benoit, Executive Vice President and Provost, Ohio University;

Dr. Kathryn Cruz-Uribe, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, California State University, Monterey Bay

Dr. Anne E. Huot, Provost and Vice President for Academoic Affairs, The College at Brockport, State University of New York

Dr. Kent Neely, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Western Oregon University

Dr. James C. Schmidt, Vice President for University Advancement, Executive Director of WSU Foundation Board of Trustees, Winona State University

University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly and the special Regent committee will interview the finalists on March 20. Committee members will recommend one candidate to the full Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment.

Former UW-Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich stepped down last spring to accept a new job as president of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since July, UW-Madison's Gilles Bousquet has served as UW-Eau Calire's Interim Chancellor.

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