28 May Doyle endorses Biddy Martin for chancellor at UW-Madison
Madison, Wis. – Gov. Jim Doyle has endorsed a recommendation to name Dr. Carolyn “Biddy” Martin as the next chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Martin, who since 2000 has served as provost at Cornell University, was recommended by a special Wisconsin Board of Regents committee. She is a graduate of UW-Madison.
“Through wise and dedicated leadership, the University of Wisconsin has grown to become our country’s largest public research institution,” Doyle said, “and I welcome Dr. Martin to a role that is so vital to our state. I am confident that she will use her expertise to carry UW-Madison, her alma mater, forward.”
If appointed by the full Board of Regents in June, Martin would succeed outgoing chancellor John Wiley.
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