Telfer to be UW-Whitewater chancellor

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Gazette Staff
May 10, 2008
— UW-Whitewater’s interim chancellor will likely become its permanent chancellor, the UW System announced Friday.

The UW Board of Regents is expected to act in June on the recommendation of a search committee that Richard Telfer become the new chancellor.

Telfer has spent 23 years at UW-Whitewater, according to a news release.

Before he became interim chancellor in June 2007, Telfer served as provost and vice chancellor at UW-W for five years and associate vice chancellor from 1997-2002.

Telfer had previously served as a professor and department chair in UW-W’s curriculum and instruction department and as an assistant dean in the graduate school.

“I am pleased and humbled to have been selected as the next chancellor of UW-Whitewater, a great institution,” Telfer said in a prepared statement. “I am committed to leading this university by building on its strong foundation.”

Telfer was one of five finalists recommended by a campus search-and-screen committee. The others were Nancy Kleniewski of Bridgewater State College in Massachusetts, Alfred J. Guillaume Jr. of Indiana University South Bend, Kenneth W. Borland of East Stroudsburg University in Pennsylvania and John W. Folkins of Bowling Green State University Research Institute in Ohio.

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