Dr. James C. Schmidt began serving as UW-Eau Claire's eighth chancellor on July 1, 2013.
Dr. Schmidt formerly was vice president for university advancement at Winona State University and executive director of the WSU Foundation board of trustees. See his full biography.
Inauguration of Chancellor James C. Schmidt
A celebration of UW-Eau Claire and the inauguration of Chancellor Schmidt was held Nov. 8, 2013. Go to the inauguration website to view a slideshow and videos of the event highlights, as well as download the chancellor's inaugural address and Professor Max Garland's inaugural poem.
Chancellor in the news
First-year chancellor officially inaugurated (The Spectator, Nov. 13, 2013)
UW-Eau Claire chancellor: James Schmidt becomes official with inauguration as
university's eighth leader (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Nov. 9, 2013)
Inauguration held for new UWEC chancellor (WEAU 13 News, Nov. 8, 2013)
Meet the New Bosses (Volume One, Oct. 24, 2013)
Higher Education in Western Wisconsin: A Changing of the Guard (interview on Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side," Sept. 16, 2013)
Chancellor James Schmidt interview on NewsTalk 790 (scroll down to UW-Eau Claire chancellor entry under "Interviews") (WAYY 790 AM Radio, Sept. 12, 2013)
New chancellor speaks about UW-Eau Claire's future (WEAU 13 News, Sept. 3, 2013)
UW-EC chancellor promises faculty, staff no major changes (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Aug. 21, 2013)
UW-EC chancellor says he has felt welcome, sees challenges (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, Aug. 11, 2013)
New chancellor introduces himself (Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, July 2, 2013)
Chancellor Schmidt begins tenure at UW-Eau Claire (WQOW News 18, July 1, 2013)
First day for new UWEC Chancellor (WEAU 13 News, July 1, 2013)