Committee hopes to pick new UW-Madison chancellor by May

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The leader of a committee searching for a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison says she wants to pick someone by May.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported the committee’s chairperson, Karen Walsh, laid out the group’s timeline on Tuesday.

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The plan calls for an application deadline in mid-March, semifinalist interviews in mid-April, finalist campus visits in early May and a hiring recommendation to the full Board of Regents by the middle of the month.

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Walsh says she wants to avoid hiring an interim chancellor after outgoing Chancellor Rebecca Blank leaves this summer to take over as president at Northwestern University.