UW-Parkside Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

Published: March 9, 2023

MADISON, Wis.- Karen Walsh, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Jay Rothman, President of the UW System, today appointed an 11-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next UW-Parkside chancellor.

Regent Kyle Weatherly will chair the Search and Screen Committee. Adrienne Viramontes, Professor and Department Chair, College of Arts and Humanities, will be the vice chair. Other members of the committee are:

  • Robtrice Brawner, Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Héctor Colón, Regent
  • Sergio Correa, Assistant Director of Academic Advising
  • Thomas Diamond, Student, UW-Parkside
  • Lisa Just, President, South Wisconsin Patient Service Area, Advocate Aurora Health
  • John Miller, Regent
  • Christopher Moeller, Police Officer, UW-Parkside Police Department
  • Ashok Rai, Regent
  • Jennifer Staton, Regent

“Leading UW-Parkside is a great opportunity,” said Walsh. “We are looking for the right person to continue and enhance the university’s commitment to students. Campus engagement and student success are hallmarks of UW-Parkside.”

Known for its access mission and student focus, UW-Parkside graduates are critical to building a diverse workforce that meets employer needs across the state. In partnership with UW System leadership, the university is poised to build upon the successful leadership of Chancellor Debbie Ford to generate additional graduates consistent with the 2023–28 Strategic Plan.

The Search and Screen Committee is expected to convene in the coming weeks when Walsh will charge the committee with its mission and review search procedures. The national search is expected to officially begin April 3. A team of staff from UW System Human Resources, the Office of the Board of Regents, and the executive search firm of AGB Search will assist the committee throughout this search process.

The committee will determine and interview candidates. A Special Regent Committee will review candidates forwarded by the Search and Screen Committee. The Special Regent Committee will include regents Colón, Miller, Rai, Staton, and Weatherly and will be chaired by Weatherly.

The successful candidate will require the approval of the full Board of Regents.

The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 161,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree – with a median salary of more than $66,000. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy. The UW System and its employees are purpose-driven, people-focused, and committed to stewardship.


Mark Pitsch
UW System
(608) 265-3419

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