Dr. Lynn D. Akey named new chancellor of UW-Parkside
Appointment takes effect January 2, 2024
MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Lynn D. Akey, Vice President for Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has been named the 7th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Parkside.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Akey’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a selection committee. Akey will assume the leadership post January 2, 2024.
“Lynn’s extensive experience in student success makes her a perfect fit for UW-Parkside,” said Jay Rothman, UW System President. “She deeply understands how strategic planning, enrollment management, and the student experience work together.”
“UW-Parkside provides outstanding academic programs, incredible learning experiences with dedicated faculty and staff, and life-changing opportunities in a vibrant location,” Akey said. “I look forward to working with faculty, staff, students, and the surrounding communities to pursue bold goals for the future.”
“Dr. Akey is ready to build upon the great foundation left by Chancellor Debbie Ford,” said Regent Kyle Weatherly, chair of the Search and Screen Committee. “UW-Parkside has made great strides in helping students progress toward graduation in recent years and our new chancellor will continue that momentum.”
Akey earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Northeast Missouri State University/Truman State University; Master of Arts in College Student Personnel from Bowling Green State University; and Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota.
President Rothman and the Special Regent Committee for the UW-Parkside Chancellor Search recommended Akey to the full Board of Regents. The Committee includes Regents Weatherly, Héctor Colón, John Miller, Ashok Rai, and Jennifer Staton.
The Search and Screen Committee includes members of the Special Regent Committee; Viramontes; Robtrice Brawner, Assistant Professor, College of Natural and Health Sciences; Sergio Correa, Assistant Director of Academic Advising; Thomas Diamond, Student; Lisa Just, President, South Wisconsin Patient Service Area, Advocate Aurora Health; Christopher Moeller, Police Officer, UW-Parkside Police Department.
Akey will earn $265,000 as chancellor.
UW-Parkside is a student-centered university that serves approximately 4,300 students and offers 51 undergraduate majors, 87 minors and certificates, and 16 graduate degrees across four academic colleges.
- CV: uwp.edu/explore/offices/humanresources/upload/51-CV.pdf
- Photo: See online release
- Video message and bio: uwp.edu/explore/offices/humanresources/chancellorsearch.cfm
- UW-Parkside: uwp.edu
The University of Wisconsin–Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services responsive to its diverse student population, and its local, national, and global communities. The university is a dynamic learning community grounded in academic excellence and focused on student success, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement. The campus serves as a premier comprehensive public institution and a destination of choice, serving as a focal point of local, regional and global progress.
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