Beverly A. Kopper was appointed interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater effective January 1, 2014. She previously served as provost and vice chancellor since 2010. Dr. Kopper came to UW-Whitewater from the University of Northern Iowa where she had served as the associate provost for academic affairs and previously in other administrative positions. Dr. Kopper is a professor of psychology with her Ph.D. and M.S. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University. She also has her M.S. in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her B.A. in psychology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
Interim Chancellor Kopper is committed to supporting a thriving community of faculty, staff and students stirred by intellectual curiosity and the quest for knowledge that is shared with others. She believes we are the champions of liberal education and the guardians of intellectual vitality and public education that is accessible and affordable. She sees the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as a culturally diverse, humane, globally conscious community dedicated to innovative, collaborative and interdisciplinary programs that promote academic excellence, address institutional and societal issues, and apply knowledge to enhance human life. Committed to exceptional teaching, scholarship and service, the university will be a leader in undergraduate and graduate education and serve as a model for supporting faculty, staff and students in these endeavors.