New UW-Whitewater chancellor appointed

Dr. Corey King

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on Thursday, Jan. 19 named Dr. Corey King as its 18th chancellor.

The UW System Board of Regents unanimously approved King's appointment. He will begin as chancellor on March 1. 

King joins UW-Whitewater after serving as vice chancellor for inclusivity and student affairs at UW-Green Bay. 

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According to a news release, King previously served in a variety of leadership roles at Bethune-Cookman University, Florida Atlantic University, East Carolina University, Wheeling Jesuit University, the University of Florida and the State University System of Florida.

King holds a bachelor's degree in curriculum and instruction and a master's degree in higher education administration/student affairs from Florida State University, the release said. He earned a doctorate in educational administration and leadership from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater)

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UW-Whitewater)

Statement from King:

"I am excited to join the faculty, staff, students, and broader community as we continue to advance UW-Whitewater’s mission of being a ‘preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. The university’s demonstrated commitment to student success and excellent educational experiences at both the Whitewater and Rock County campuses will continue to be our driving force."