Student Voice


July 14, 2024

Four finalists named for UW Colleges chancellor

October 10, 2014

UW System President Ray Cross has announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW Colleges and UW-Extension.

A 27-member search and screen committee, chaired by Art Lersch, from UW-Extension, Lincoln County, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents chaired by Regent Charles Pruitt of Milwaukee.

Finalists are (in alphabetical order): Aaron M. Brower, John L. Graham, Mark A. Pagano and Cathy A. Sandeen.

The four candidates will participate in a series of stakeholder forums, offering opportunities for faculty, staff, students, and community members to interact directly with the finalists. The campus search and screen committee is coordinating those conversations.

The person selected through this process will succeed Ray Cross, who was named UW System president effective Feb. 15, 2014. Cross had led UW Colleges and UW-Extension since 2011.

For more information about the four candidates, the public presentations at the Pyle Center in Madison, and the search process, see