Dr. Corey A. King named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater


    Since its founding in 1868, UW-Whitewater has seen 17 chancellors step up to lead the university, and Dr. Corey A. King will make number 18 when he assumes the leadership post on March 1 of chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. After serving at universities around the country in Florida, North Carolina, and West Virginia, King came to UW-Green Bay where he works as vice chancellor for inclusivity and student affairs. 

    “I am excited to join the faculty, staff, students, and broader community as we continue to advance UW-Whitewater’s mission of being a ‘preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives,’” King stated in a news release. “The university’s demonstrated commitment to student success and excellent educational experiences at both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses will continue to be our driving force.”

    King’s earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree at Florida State University in curriculum and instruction and higher education administration/student affairs, respectively. He then went on to Indiana University where he received his doctorate in educational administration and leadership. 

    “Corey’s background in guiding student success, commitment to student learning and the student experience, and enthusiasm for everything public higher education can bring to the community and the state offer a bright future for UW-Whitewater,” Amy Bogost, Regent Vice President and Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, said in a news release. “I am especially thankful for the search committee’s tireless work and the leadership of Vice Chair Lynn Gilbertson.”  

    King was selected for his skills and experience by a committee made up of faculty, student(s), and associates of UW-Whitewater. The university, which has campuses in both Whitewater and Rock County, will continue under King’s new leadership to serve over 11,000 students with over 1,000 faculty and staff. While it started as a normal school for training teachers in 1868, UW-Whitewater now offers over 48 undergraduate majors, as well as 22 master’s degree programs.

    “Corey King’s vision for UW-Whitewater and commitment to student success is extraordinary. He’ll put student learning at the center of his work at UW-Whitewater, and we are looking forward to where his talents can take the university.” said UW System President Jay Rothman, who also showed appreciation for Interim Chancellor John Chenoweth in the news release by UW.

    “I want to thank John Chenoweth for stepping into the interim role of chancellor and building a foundation for future success. His dedication, with over two decades of service to UW-Whitewater, is exemplary. We owe him a debt of gratitude.”