Central Washington VP named UW-Stout chancellor

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has selected UW-Stout's next chancellor. (Courtesy: The University of Wisconsin System)
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has selected UW-Stout's next chancellor.

The regents said Tuesday they've hired Katherine Frank, the vice president of academic innovation and an English professor at Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She will replace former UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer, who retired in August.

Frank will become Stout's first female chancellor when she assumes the post on March 1. She'll make $260,000 annually.

Frank beat out three other finalists for the position, including Valparaiso University Provost Mark Biermann; Pacific Northwest College of Art Interim President Christopher Grant Maples; and Potomac State College of West Virginia University Interim President Jennifer Orlikoff.