As expected, Washington State University Provost Tom George was named chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point on Wednesday.
The 49-year-old George, who came to WSU five years ago from the State University of New York at Buffalo, will officially begin his new post on July 15 after formal approval by the regents of the Wisconsin university system.
Geoff Gamble, WSU vice provost for academic affairs, will serve as interim provost while the university undertakes a national search for George’s replacement.
“It has been a privilege and great pleasure to be associated with WSU, and I will always be a Cougar at heart,” George said.
President Sam Smith praised George, WSU’s chief academic officer and second-in-command, for launching the Virtual WSU computer-based teaching initiative and creating a system in which faculty teaching portfolios were used in tenure reviews.