UW-Eau Claire chancellor, former Winona State VP, named finalist for system president

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – One of the two finalists in the UW System president search has ties to our area.

James Schmidt is the chancellor of UW-Eau Claire, a position he has held since 2013.

He also graduated from and was a vice president at Winona State University.

The search committee named Jay Rothman, CEO of a Milwaukee law firm, as the other finalist.

Interviews will take place next week.

James Schmidt UW President Finalist

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