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On April 30, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced he will appoint UW Oshkosh Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Petra Roter as interim UW Oshkosh chancellor upon the retirement of Richard Wells this summer.

Wells officially retires on Aug. 31. Roter will assume the role of interim Chancellor immediately thereafter and will serve as the search-and-screen process for a new UW Oshkosh deepens and concludes this year. She informed President Cross that she does not intend to pursue the position of Chancellor and will step down from UW Oshkosh’s search-and-screen committee so that she can concentrate on the interim chancellor duties.

Here is a portion of President Cross’s April 30 introduction of Dr. Roter as the interim Chancellor and her remarks:


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