Universty of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago has announced he’ll leave in October to become CEO of the Hispanic College Fund, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC. Santiago has served as UWM’s leader since July 2004, spearheading a renewed emphasis on the institution’s research mission.
UW System President Kevin Reilly praised Santiago for providing energizing leadership for UWM during a crucial period. Reilly said that under Santiago’s watch, the campus made tremendous progress in helping to strengthen the economy of the city and Southeastern Wisconsin. Reilly plans to identify an interim chancellor as quickly as possible, providing continuity of leadership for the campus.
UW Milwaukee is the second largest UW System campus after Madison, with more than 30,000 students and 1300 faculty. Enrollment has increased by 12% since Santiago became chancellor.