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Chancellor finalists for UW-Milwaukee named

December 5, 2014

UW System President Ray Cross recently announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Milwaukee.

A 27-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Mark Schwartz, a Distinguished Cross and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents chaired by Regent President Michael Falbo.

The finalists are in alphabetical order: Gail Hackett, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, University of Missouri-Kansas City; Mark A. Mone, Interim Chancellor, Milwaukee; William M. Mike Sherman, Senior Vice President and Provost and Chief Operating Officer, University of Akron.

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

Cross, Falbo and the Regent selection committee will interview finalists on Dec. 10. Other committee members include Regent José Delgado, Regent Margaret Farrow, Regent Eve Hall, and Regent Charles Pruitt, all from the Milwaukee area.

They will recommend one candidate to the full Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment. The committee’s recommendation is due to be taken up by the full Board of Regents the following week, and the appointment will be announced after that meeting.

The person selected through this process will be Milwaukee’s ninth chancellor, succeeding Michael R. Lovell, who announced last March that he had accepted a position as president of Marquette University. Lovell had served as the university’s top administrator since 2010.