UW-W Vice Chancellor Artanya M. Wesley is a Finalist for UW-Platteville Chancellor

Artanya M. Wesley

Editor’s note: Per the press release below, Artanya M. Wesley, UW-Whitewater Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, has been named one of three candidates for Chancellor of UW-Platteville (UW-P). According to her resume, Dr. Wesley is a two-time graduate of UW-P, having earned a BS in Psychology and an MS in Counselor Education there. She was also employed by UW-P from 2006-12 in positions ranging from residence hall director to dean of students. She joined UW-Whitewater in 2016 as dean of students and Title IX coordinator and assumed the vice chancellor role in 2019.

Editor’s note: In separate news, the following announcement was posted to the UW-W announcements page. “Dr. Matt Aschenbrener has announced that he has accepted a position at University of Houston – Clear Lake and his last day at UW-Whitewater will be April 20.  I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Matt for his years of service and leadership.  We wish him well as he takes on this new opportunity. 

With this departure, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater invites applicants for‎ the position of Assistant Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Retention. This position will provide strategic leadership for university enrollment and retention efforts under the direction of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. The search is internal to UW-Whitewater. See posting for further details. 
John Chenoweth, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs”

MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Platteville, a 6,500-student university in the southwest corner of the state that offers more than 50 undergraduate majors, 10 graduate programs, 60 minors, 15 pre-professional programs, and 30 certificates.

A Special Regent Committee selected the finalists from a list of candidates identified by a Search and Screen Committee led by Regent Cris Peterson, chair, and Christina Curras, Professor and Department Chair, Civil and Environmental Engineering, vice chair.

The finalists, listed in alphabetical order, are:

Philip A. Cavalier
Interim Chancellor, University of Tennessee at Martin
Martin, TN

Tammy K. Evetovich
Interim Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Platteville
Platteville, WI

Artanya M. Wesley
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, University of Wisconsin–Whitewater
Whitewater, WI

In the coming weeks, the candidates will participate in separate campus public forums, offering opportunities for students, faculty, staff, and community members to interact directly with them.

After reviewing campus feedback, Rothman and the Special Regent Committee, comprised of Regents Peterson, Scott Beightol, Mike Jones, Edmund Manydeeds III, and Rodney Pasch and chaired by Regent Peterson, will interview the finalists and recommend a single successful candidate to the Board of Regents, which must approve the appointment.

The person selected through this process will be UW-Platteville’s 15th chancellor.

For more information about the candidates, the public conversations, and the search process, see the UW-Platteville chancellor search page: https://www.uwplatt.edu/chancellor-search. For more information about UW-Platteville, go to its homepage: https://www.uwplatt.edu/.


UW-Platteville was founded in 1866 as the State Normal School in Platteville—the first teacher training institution in the state. In 1907, the Wisconsin Mining Trade School in Platteville was founded. The two institutions would eventually merge in 1959, forming the present-day UW-Platteville and beginning its rich tradition of academic excellence and unparalleled student experience. UW-Platteville has one of the premier engineering programs in the Midwest and strong programs in agriculture, education, criminal justice, forensic investigation, and the STEM disciplines. The university offers top-level, hands-on education with a strong liberal arts foundation. UW-Platteville is also known for the exceptional, personal support it provides students—in particular, first-generation college students, who make up 35% of the undergraduate student body. 

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