UW Regents expected to select new system president

CREATED Jan 9, 2014

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The selection of the next leader of the University of Wisconsin System is imminent.
 
The UW Board of Regents is expected to name the new system president following a meeting Thursday afternoon. The successor to Kevin Reilly is down to two men -- Ray Cross, chancellor of UW-Extension and UW Colleges and Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Vice Chancellor Peter Garland.
 
A third candidate, Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education President Robert King, is no longer in the running. Council spokeswoman Sue Patrick tells the State Journal that King will stay in his present job.
 
The regents also are expected to set the new president's salary during the meeting. The range is about $400,000 to nearly $600,000. The president also gets a house and the option of using a university vehicle.