A former UW Madison chancellor will serve in that post until a replacement is found for Biddy Martin. UW System President Kevin Reilly announced that Chancellor Emeritus David Ward has agreed to serve as UW-Madison’s interim chancellor following the departure of Martin, who left the Madison campus to become president of Amhurst College. The British born Ward served as UW-Madison chancellor from 1993 to 2000 and led the American Council on Education in Washington D.C. for seven years. Ward received his PhD from UW in 1963 and served on the faculty for more than 30 years, chairing the geography department and serving as associate dean of the Graduate School. Reilly identified Ward as the person who could provide effective leadership while a search is launched for Martin’s permanent successor.

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