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Volume 68, Number 2 (Nov. 1966)

About the University,   pp. 13-17


Page 13


news and side lig
PIUT
VERS ITY
Edward Weidner Named
Green Bay Chancellor
0   NE OF higher education's lead-
    -ing political scientists-Edward
W. Weidner, director of the Center
for Developmental Change at the
University of Kentucky-was ap-
pointed last month as first chan-
cellor of the University of Wiscon-
sin northeast campus, scheduled to
open at Green Bay in 1969.
  Dr. Weidner, 45, a Wisconsin
lecturer in political science in 1945,
has earned a wide reputation for his
o'hnlnrohin in nihlin adminitration
sity of Minnesota and Michigan
State University, and was director
of the Research on Overseas Pro-
grams at Michigan State. A native
of Minneapolis, he holds three de-
grees from Minnesota and took
graduate studies at Wisconsin in
1943-45. He also was on the politi-
cal science faculty at the University
of California, Los Angeles, and was
vice chancellor at the Institute of
Advanced Projects, East-West Cen-
ter.
  His international activities have
included membership on the Presi-
dent's Task Force on Foreign Eco-
  He joined the University of Ken-
tucky faculty this year after four
years at the East-West Center.
Previously, he was at Michigan State
University, 1950-62, serving also as
director of the Governmental Re-
search Bureau, chairman of the
political science department for five.
years, and chief adviser to the Tech-
nical Assistant Project.
  The new chancellor was awarded
On the day his appointment was approved
by the Regents, Green Bay Chancellor
Edward Weidner arrived in Madison and
brought a. bag of cookies from home to
his son, Gary, who is a freshman at the
and development in the United
States and several foreign nations.
  His appointment as chancellor,
recommended by UW Pres. Fred
Harvey Harrington in consultation
with a University-wide faculty
Search and Screening Committee,
was approved by the Board of Re-
gents.
  "Our extensive search has pro-
duced an outstanding man for this
important position," Pres. Harring-
ton commented. "He has the schol-
arly, the administrative ability, the
drive, and the flexibility that leader-
ship of this undertaking requires,
that promise success for it."
  Scheduled to begin his Wisconsin
duties Feb. 15, Dr. Weidner will
visit Wisconsin on a consultant basis
in the interim. Familiar with mid-
western higher education, he has
served on the faculty at the Univer-
consulting projects in Southeast and
South Asia, and research or admin-
istrative assignments in Latin Amer-
ica, Europe, and the Middle East.
  A prolific author, he has written
or collaborated on eight books with
two more in preparation; has pub-
lished numerous articles, pamphlets,
and book chapters; and has pre-
sented more than 80 papers to pro-
fessional meetings.
  An officer or committee member
of some 20 organizations, Dr. Weid-
ner currently is serving on the Com-
mittee on University International
Programs of Education and World
Affairs; on the executive committee
and as chairman of the Asia Com-
mittee of Comparative Administra-
tion Group; and as chairman of the
International Committee of the
American Society for Public Ad-
ministration.
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November 1966


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