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Chancellor Wiley at 2006 commencment ceremonies

Long connected to UW-Madison, John D. Wiley will serve as chancellor until September 2008.
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Chancellor Wiley to step
down in September 2008

In the position since 2001, Wiley has overseen research expansion, campus growth and a renewed commitment to the Wisconsin Idea.

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(Text transcript)

Chancellor John D. Wiley, who earned a reputation as a campus builder and a farsighted leader since becoming the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s chief executive in 2001, announced today (Friday, Dec. 7) that he will step down in September 2008.

Wiley, who has spent more than 30 years on the Madison campus as a graduate student, faculty member and administrator, will relinquish the helm of a university whose international status as a leading research and teaching institution grew under his watch.

“It has been both a challenge and a privilege to lead this university during an important time in its history,” Wiley says. “The university has never been better poised to improve the lives of Wisconsin residents and take a leading role in reshaping the state’s economy.”

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