UW panel to meet to consider Jim Johnsen as new president

Published: Jun. 11, 2020 at 6:53 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

A search committee is set to meet to consider whether to recommend the University of Wisconsin System regents hire Jim Johnsen as system president.

The committee advanced Johnsen as the lone finalist for the job after other would-be finalists dropped out of the running for fear if they were identified they wouldn't be able to effectively combat the coronavirus on their current campuses. The UW search committee's chairman, Michael Grebe, has said Johnsen was the committee's favorite anyway.

The panel is set to meet in closed session Friday afternoon to discuss whether to recommend Johnsen's hiring.