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

January 19, 2023

Portrait photo of Corey King.

Dr. Corey A. King, Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Student Affairs at UW-Green Bay, has been named the 18th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, which has campus locations in Whitewater and Rock County.

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved King’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a selection committee. King will assume the leadership post on March 1.

King served as Vice President for Enrollment Management & Student Financial Services at Bethune-Cookman University prior to his role at UW-Green Bay. He was Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Florida Atlantic University and led the Council for Student Affairs of the State University System of Florida. King also held leadership positions at East Carolina University, Wheeling Jesuit University, and the University of Florida.

“Corey King’s vision for UW-Whitewater and commitment to student success is extraordinary,” said Jay Rothman, UW System President. “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.”

“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 said. “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.”

“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,” said Regent Vice President Amy Bogost, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee. “I am especially thankful for the search committee’s tireless work and the leadership of Vice Chair Lynn Gilbertson.”

King earned a bachelor’s degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s degree in higher education administration/student affairs from Florida State University. He earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

President Rothman and the Special Regent Committee for the UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search recommended King to the full Board of Regents. The Committee includes Regents Bogost, Ashok Rai, Jill Underly, and Kyle Weatherly.

The Search and Screen Committee includes members of the Special Regent Committee; Gilbertson, Associate Professor and Department Chair in the College of Education and Professional Studies; Tanja Anderson, Campus Administrative Specialist, Rock County campus; Ciera Edwards, Associate Director, University Bookstore; Lynn Gardinier, Community/Alumni Representative; Kimberly Nath, Associate Professor, College of Letters and Sciences; Praveen Parboteeah, Professor, College of Business and Economics; Davin Stavroplos, Student; and David Wachanga, Professor, College of Arts and Communication.

King will earn $265,000 as chancellor.

Founded in 1868 as a normal school for training teachers, UW-Whitewater offers more than 48 undergraduate majors, 22 master’s degree programs, one doctoral degree, and one education specialist degree. It has an enrollment of more than 11,000 students and employs about 1,230 faculty and staff. It has campuses in Whitewater and Rock County.

Rothman also thanked Interim Chancellor John Chenoweth.

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