- Associated Press - Thursday, May 23, 2019

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A Minnesota academic official is the new chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

The UW System Board of Regents announced Thursday that they have given the job to Dwight Watson, provost and vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University.

He replaces former Chancellor Beverly Kopper, who resigned in December after her husband was banned from campus amid sexual harassment complaints from several women.

Watson was one of a group of four finalists for the spot that included Slippery Rock University Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs Philip Way; Louisiana State University of Alexandria Chancellor Guiyou Huang and interim UW-Whitewater Chancellor Cheryl Green. Huang and Way both withdrew from consideration earlier this month.

Watson will begin his new job on Aug. 1.

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