U.S. Secretary of Commerce to be UW-Madison's next chancellor
- Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank is expected to be the University of Wisconsin at Madison's next chancellor in July, pending the April 5 approval of the system's Board of Regents.
- Blank, a former public-policy dean at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, has worked for the Commerce Department since 2009 and will assume leadership of UW-Madison at a time when the institution is recognized as ground zero in national debates about the role of public flagship institutions.
- Outgoing chancellor Carolyn A. Martin led an unsuccessful attempt to separate the campus from the Wisconsin system, creating a rift between herself and the board.
From the article:
Rebecca M. Blank, the acting U.S. secretary of commerce, is expected to be the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Kevin P. Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin system, and a special committee of the system's Board of Regents recommended Ms. Blank for the position on Monday. ...
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