Former UW Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank has died. Blank, who led the university for nearly a decade, died Friday. She served as the school’s chancellor from 2013 to 2022, before leaving to become president of Northwestern University.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is deeply saddened to announce the passing of Chancellor Emerita Rebecca M. Blank.https://t.co/S8P8ojgChq
— UW–Madison (@UWMadison) February 18, 2023
Blank announced last year that she would not be taking that position after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. UW-Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin said Blank was “a brilliant leader” who cared deeply about the UW.