Cross named interim UWGB chancellor

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named a temporary UW-Green Bay chancellor.

The system announced Thursday that Cross as picked Sheryl Van Gruensven as interim chancellor. Van Gruensven currently serves as UW-Green Bay's vice chancellor for business and finance. She's also the co-founder and co-leader of UW-Green Bay's Women's Leadership group.

She will replace Chancellor Gary Miller effective Oct. 1. Miller is resigning to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio.

System officials said regents will soon name a search-and-screen committee that will find candidates to fill the chancellor's post permanent.

They added that Van Gruensven won't be a candidate for the permanent spot but didn't say why. System spokesman Mark Pitsch didn't immediately respond to an email.

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