Last UW chancellor finalist takes part in campus conversation

MADISON, Wis. — The final candidate hoping to become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison answered questions from the campus community on Friday.

John Karl Scholz, a provost and professor of economic policy at UW-Madison and the only UW-affiliated finalist, laid out his vision during an event on campus.

“The leading research universities must play a great role in creating access for those previously unable to access higher education and create success,” he said.

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Each of the finalists took part in a question-and-answer session this week.

Marie Lynn Miranda, a professor of applied computational mathematics and statistics and a former provost at Notre Dame, spoke on Thursday and Ann Cudd, a provost, senior vice-chancellor and professor of philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh, spoke on Wednesday. Earlier in the week, Jennifer Mnookin, a professor and dean at the UCLA School of Law, took to the stage on Tuesday, and Daniel Reed, a presidential professor of computational science and a former provost at the University of Utah, spoke on Monday.

All five candidates are seeking to replace outgoing chancellor Rebecca Blank, who announced last year she plans to take over as president of Northwestern University for the upcoming academic year.

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