Presidential Search

Candidate Visits

On-campus interviews for three presidential finalists will take place beginning February 2 and concluding February 9, 2017.

The purpose of the on-campus interviews is to present finalists to faculty, students, staff, community leaders, Board of Trustees, and members of the public.

A series of forums and receptions will be held with key constituencies. A survey will be used to gather input about each candidate.

On this page:

Dennis Shields, J.D.

February 2–4, 2017

Dennis Shields, J.D., has served as the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville since 2010. Previously, he served as acting vice president of student affairs at the City College of New York-City University of New York; dean of the Phoenix School of Law; and held several administrative positions in admissions and financial aid and academic affairs at the at Duke University School of Law, University of Michigan Law School and the University of Iowa.

Schedule
Date and Time Event Location
Thurs., Feb. 2, 8 a.m. Breakfast with Search and Screening Advisory Committee (Invitation only) 157 Student Union
Thurs., Feb. 2, 9:15 a.m.

Presentation to staff and staff forum

156 Student Union
Thurs., Feb. 2, 10:30 a.m.

Presentation to students and student forum

156 Student Union
Thurs., Feb. 2, 11:45 a.m. Local media interviews (Invitation only) Skylight Lobby
Thurs., Feb. 2, Noon Lunch with Staff Council (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Thurs., Feb. 2, 1:15 p.m. Campus tour (Invitation only)  
Thurs., Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. Presentation to Lake Campus faculty, staff, and students; including campus tour Lake Campus Dicke Hall
Thurs., Feb. 2, 5:30 p.m. Community leader reception (Invitation only) Lake Campus Dicke Hall
 
Fri., Feb. 3, 8 a.m. Breakfast with Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Fri., Feb. 3, 9:15 a.m.

Presentation to faculty and faculty forum

156 Student Union
Fri., Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m. Presentation to Research Council and research personnel forum 156 Student Union
Fri., Feb. 3, 11:45 a.m. Lunch with President's Office staff (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Fri., Feb. 3, 1 p.m. Meeting with Council of Deans and Cabinet (Invitation only) 156 Student Union
Fri., Feb. 3, 2:15 p.m. Meeting with Provost Sudkamp (Invitation only) 258 University Hall
Fri., Feb. 3, 2:45 p.m. Meeting with President Hopkins (Invitation only) 260 University Hall
Fri., Feb. 3, 4 p.m. Meeting with the Board of Trustees (Invitation only) 050 Theatre Creative Arts Center
Fri., Feb. 3, 5:30 p.m. Community leader reception (Invitation only) Stein Galleries
 
Sat., Feb. 4, 8 a.m. Exit interview with the Search and Screening Advisory Committee (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room

Deborah Ford, Ed.D.

February 57, 2017

Deborah Ford, Ed.D., has served as chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside since 2009. Previously, she served as vice president of student affairs and professor at the University of West Florida and as vice president for student affairs, dean of students and associate professor at Spalding University.

Schedule
Date and Time Event Location
Sun., Feb. 5, 3 p.m. Meeting with the Board of Trustees (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
 
Mon., Feb. 6, 8 a.m. Breakfast with the Search and Screening Advisory Committee (Invitation only) 010 Student Union
Mon., Feb. 6, 9:15 a.m. Presentation to staff and staff forum Student Union Atrium
Mon., Feb. 6, 10:30 a.m. Presentation to students and student forum Student Union Atrium
Mon., Feb. 6, 11:45 a.m. Local media interviews (Invitation only) 130 Student Union
Mon., Feb. 6, Noon Lunch with Staff Council (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Mon., Feb. 6, 1:15 p.m. Campus tour (Invitation only)  
Mon., Feb. 6, 3:30 p.m. Presentation to Lake Campus faculty, staff, and students; including campus tour Lake Campus Dicke Hall
Mon., Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m. Community leader reception (Invitation only) Lake Campus Dicke Hall
 
Tues., Feb. 7, 8 a.m. Breakfast with Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Tues., Feb. 7, 9:15 a.m. Presentation to faculty and faculty forum 156 Student Union
Tues., Feb. 7, 10:30 a.m. Presentation to Research Council and research personnel forum 156 Student Union
Tues., Feb. 7, 11:45 a.m. Lunch with President's Office staff (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Tues., Feb. 7, 1 p.m. Meeting with Council of Deans and Cabinet (Invitation only) 267 University Hall
Tues., Feb. 7, 2:15 p.m. Meeting with Provost Sudkamp (Invitation only) 258 University Hall
Tues., Feb. 7, 2:45 p.m. Meeting with President Hopkins (Invitation only) 260 University Hall
Tues., Feb. 7, 5:30 p.m. Community leader reception (Invitation only) Stein Galleries
Tues., Feb. 7, 7:15 p.m. Exit interview with the Search and Screening Advisory Committee (Invitation only) 050 Theatre Creative Arts Center

Cheryl Schrader

February 79, 2017

Cheryl Schrader, Ph.D., has served as the chancellor of Missouri University of Science and Technology since 2012. Previously, she served as associate vice president for strategic research initiatives at Boise State, dean of the College of Engineering at Boise State University, and held several administrative positions at The University of Texas at San Antonio, including associate dean for graduate studies and research for the College of Engineering and the College of Sciences.

Schedule
Date and Time Event Location
Tues., Feb. 7, 7:30 p.m. Meeting with the Board of Trustees (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
 
Wed., Feb. 8, 8 a.m. Breakfast with the Search and Screening Advisory Committee (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Wed., Feb. 8, 9:15 a.m. Presentation to staff and staff forum
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Student Union Apollo Room
Wed., Feb. 8, 10:30 a.m. Presentation to students and student forum
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Student Union Apollo Room
Wed., Feb. 8, 11:45 a.m. Local media interviews (Invitation only) Skylight Lobby
Wed., Feb. 8, Noon Lunch with Staff Council (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Wed., Feb. 8, 1:15 p.m. Campus tour (Invitation only)  
Wed., Feb. 8, 3:30 p.m. Presentation to Lake Campus faculty, staff, and students; including campus tour
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Lake Campus Dicke Hall
Wed., Feb. 8, 5:30 p.m. Community leader reception (Invitation only) Lake Campus Dicke Hall
 
Thurs., Feb. 9, 8 a.m. Breakfast with Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Thurs., Feb. 9, 9:15 a.m. Presentation to faculty and faculty forum
View recording
156 Student Union
Thurs., Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.

Presentation to Research Council and research personnel forum
View recording

156 Student Union
Thurs., Feb. 9, 11:45 a.m. Lunch with President's Office staff (Invitation only) Wright Brothers Room
Thurs., Feb. 9, 1 p.m. Meeting with Council of Deans and Cabinet (Invitation only) 267 University Hall
Thurs., Feb. 9, 2:15 p.m. Meeting with Provost Sudkamp (Invitation only) 258 University Hall
Thurs., Feb. 9, 2:45 p.m. Meeting with President Hopkins (Invitation only) 260 University Hall
Thurs., Feb. 9, 5:30 p.m. Community leader reception (Invitation only) Stein Galleries
Thurs., Feb. 9, 7:15 p.m. Exit interview with the Search and Screening Advisory Committee (Invitation only) 050 Theatre Creative Arts Center