Chancellor Blank to Become President of Northwestern University

Chancellor Rebecca Blank will leave the University of Wisconsin–Madison at the end of the 2021-22 academic year to become the president of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. During the past eight years at UW–Madison, Blank has focused on enhancing the student experience and educational outcomes, continuing to elevate the university’s world-class faculty, and securing the financial stability of the university. In an email sent to the UW community on Monday, Oct. 11, the chancellor said, “I want to thank the many staff and faculty who have been partners and collaborators in everything we’ve done.”

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