In the first post on this blog, GWP rightly focused on the central issue of selecting a new chancellor to run this great university. He raised three questions:
- What are the most important qualifications to look for in our next Chancellor and why?
- Do you believe that the next Chancellor should be recruited from inside or outside the UW system? Why?
- In which ways do you believe that Dr. Wiley’s chancellorship was especially effective and therefore worth emulating by our future Chancellor? In which ways do you believe his leadership could be significantly improved upon?
I’m not particularly insistent on the person being from inside or outside, and the Cap Times editorial (along with other sources) has outlined the major accomplishments and shortcomings of Wiley’s tenure pretty well. But since I first saw it, that first question has stuck in my mind like a splinter you can’t quite get out, and I’ve been asking people what they think about it. (more…)