UW-River Falls

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls is one step closer to having its 20th chancellor.

University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced five finalists for the position Monday.

An 11-member Search and Screen Committee, led by Regent Scott Beightol, chair, and Professor of Dairy Science Sylvia Kehoe, vice chair, recommended a list of finalists. The Special Regent Committee determined that the following finalists will continue in the selection process.

The finalists, listed in alphabetical order are:

  • Constance Foster, interim chancellor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

  • Maria Gallo, president, Delaware Valley University, Doylestown, Pa.

  • Satasha Green-Stephen, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs, Minnesota State College and University System, St. Paul.

  • Michael Laliberte, president, State University of New York, Delhi.

  • Al S. Thompson Jr., vice chancellor for student affairs, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Stevens Point.

Next week, the candidates will participate in separate public forums, offering opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to interact with them directly. The university has approximately 6,000 students and more than 70 areas of study in four distinct colleges.

After a review of campus feedback, the Special Regent Committee comprising Regents Scott Beightol, Amy Blumenfeld Bogost, Becky Levzow, Corey Saffold, and Kyle Weatherly and President Thompson will interview finalists and select a candidate to forward to the full Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment.

The person selected through this process will be UW-River Falls’ 20th chancellor.

For more information about the five candidates, the public conversations, and the search process, see the UW-River Falls chancellor search page: www.uwrf.edu/Chancellor-Search

For more information about UW-River Falls, go to its homepage: www.uwrf.edu.

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