UW-Whitewater Chancellor Picked to Lead UW System

The chancellor at UW-Whitewater has been tapped to serve as interim UW System President.

Richard Telfer has agreed to serve following the departure of President Kevin Reilly at year’s end.  Telfer’s interim appointment will begin on January 1st and extend until a new UW System President takes up the post.

Telfer has been Chancellor on the Whitewter campus since 2008, after previous adminstrative and academic positions there.  He first joined the Whitewater campus as an assistant professor in 1985.  Reilly announced on July 30th that he will leave to advise the American Council on Education and return to teaching.