Listening Sessions for UWM Chancellor Search Scheduled

The Search and Screen committee for the UW-Milwaukee chancellor has announced community listening sessions, scheduled for the first two weeks of September.

The committee is holding the listening sessions to gather public input on the role of the chancellor and the university in the community.

Sessions will be held:

Wednesday, Sept. 3,
4:30-6 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center-Riverside Park
1500 E. Park Place, Milwaukee
Tuesday, Sept. 9,
6-7:30 p.m.
Journey House
2110 West Scott St., Milwaukee
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Noon-1:30 p.m.
UWM Libraries, Fourth Floor Conference Center
2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee
Wednesday, Sept. 10
4:30-6 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center-Washington Park
4145 W Lisbon Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208
Thursday, Sept. 11
12:30-2 p.m.
Zilber School of Public Health
1240 N 10th Street, Milwaukee
Room 110
Friday, Sept. 12
8-9:30 a.m.
UWM Libraries, Fourth Floor Conference Center
2311 E. Hartford Ave., Milwaukee

The UWM Chancellor Search and Screen Committee is comprised of 14 UW-Milwaukee faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members and two students. They are joined by two administrators and five community representatives.  Dr. Mark Schwartz, a Distinguished Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s Geography department, chairs the committee.

Following a national search and an intensive screening process, the committee is expected to recommend no fewer than five candidates as finalists for consideration by the UW System president and a special Board of Regents committee.

After a series of public presentations and personal interviews, the UW System president and the Regent committee will recommend one individual to the full board, which must approve the appointment.

As Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee enjoys a growing national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and community engagement. On an operating budget of $705 million, it educates more than 27,000 students and is an engine of innovation for Southeastern Wisconsin. The 104-acre main campus and satellite sites are located in the economic and cultural heart of the state. The university’s recent expansion includes new academic and research facilities and the creation of the only School of Freshwater Sciences in the United States and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.