Babcock Named to UW System President Search Committee

PROFS Steering Committee member Sue Babcock was named to the University of Wisconsin System President search and screen committee last week.

Babcock, a materials science and engineering professor, will serve on the 18-member committee chaired by Regent Vice President Regina Millner and is the only committee member with ties to UW-Madison.

The committee is comprised of regents, former regents, and UW faculty, staff, and students:

  • Regina Millner, Regent Vice President (Chair)
  • Susan Babcock, Professor, Material Science and Engineering, UW-Madison
  • Mark Bradley, Regent
  • Danae Davis, Regent Emerita
  • Lane Earns, Provost, UW-Oshkosh
  • Erik Ernst, Promotion Manager, Wisconsin Public Television, UW-Extension
  • Debbie Ford, Chancellor, UW-Parkside
  • Freda Harris, Associate Vice President, Budget and Planning, UW System Administration
  • Tim Higgins, Regent
  • Karen Klyczek, Professor, Biology, UW-River Falls
  • Heba Mohammad, Senior, History and Political Science, and Student Government Association President, UW-Green Bay
  • Janice Mueller, Regent
  • Drew Petersen, Regent
  • Gary Roberts, Regent
  • Jay Smith, Regent Emeritus
  • Al Thompson, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, UW-Stevens Point
  • Mark Tyler, Regent Emeritus
  • Robert Wilson, Lead Custodian, Cartwright Center, UW-La Crosse

The committee will meet for the first time on September 6 to begin the search to replace outgoing UW System president Kevin Reilly. It is expected to forward the names of five candidates to a regent selection committee chaired by Regent President Michael Falbo. Regents John Behling, Margaret Farrow, Tracy Hribar, Edward Manydeeds, and Gerald Whitburn will serve on that committee.