Wisconsin-Platteville chancellor to visit Wright State Feb. 2-4 for president’s job

Dennis Shields, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will visit Wright State Feb. 2-4 to interview for president’s job.

The first of three finalists for Wright State University’s presidential position will visit campus Thursday, Feb. 2, to Saturday, Feb. 4.

Dennis Shields, the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, will meet with students, staff, faculty, administrators, the Board of Trustees and community leaders at the Dayton Campus and Lake Campus.

Shields joined the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, in Platteville, Wisconsin, in 2010.

Prior to joining UW-Platteville, he served as acting vice president of student affairs at the City College of New York-City University of New York.

Previously, he served as dean and professor of law of the Phoenix School of Law. He also worked at Duke University School of Law as associate dean of admissions and financial aid and assistant dean of admissions and financial aid, and served as the assistant dean and director of admissions at the University of Michigan Law School.

During his time at the University of Iowa, he was special assistant to the associate vice president of academic affairs, assistant dean and director of admissions and financial aid, and the assistant dean and director of admissions and financial aid in the College of Law.

Shields earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Graceland College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law.

Shields’ CV, letter of interest and the full schedule of his visit are available on Wright State’s presidential search website.

Public events for Shields’ visit take place:

Thursday, Feb. 2:
9:15–10:15 a.m.: Presentation to staff and staff forum (watch the forum)
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Presentation to students and student forum (watch the forum)
3:30–4:30 p.m.: Presentation to Lake Campus faculty, staff and students (watch the forum)

Friday, Feb. 3:
9:15–10:15 a.m.: Presentation to faculty and faculty forum, 156 Student Union
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Presentation to Research Council and research personnel forum, 156 Student Union

Two other finalists for the president’s job will visit Wright State on Feb. 5–7 and Feb. 7–9. Each candidate will be announced before their visit.

Doug Fecher, chair of the Wright State Presidential Search and Screening Advisory Committee, encouraged members of the university community to participate in the candidates’ visits.

“Your voice and input are critical during this stage of our search. I encourage you to attend a forum and provide feedback on each candidate through our online surveys,” Fecher said.

The search committee’s objective is to present the Board of Trustees with one or more highly qualified and acceptable candidates from whom to choose Wright State University’s seventh president.

“We believe our three finalists are top candidates. We are excited to bring them to campus and obtain your feedback,” Fecher said.

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