Chancellor of troubled UW-Platteville looking for new job

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MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Platteville’s chancellor is searching for a new job, looking to leave an institution of higher education troubled by allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.

Chancellor Dennis Shields is one of three finalists for president of Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Last week Shields met with students, staff, faculty, administrators, the Board of Trustees and community leaders, according to a Wright State press release.

“I want to be at an institution that is fully committed to the student experience,” Shields told students. “I think institutions like Wright State are the portal to the middle class and a thriving life, much more so than the research ones and Ivy Leagues. We’re educating the masses. If we do our job well, then this country is going to thrive.”

He has served as Platteville chancellor since 2010, and looks to leave amid multiple allegations of wrongdoing as charged by a professor Shields removed from campus last month.

That professor, University of Wisconsin-Platteville whistleblower Sabina Burton, could lose her position as associate criminal justice professor, pending the outcome of of an investigation.

Read more at Wisconsin Watchdog

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