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Regents pick Bowling Green official to lead UW-Stevens Point

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders on Tuesday announced they’ve selected a Bowling Green State University administrator to lead UW-Stevens Point.

The Board of Regents announced it unanimously approved hiring Thomas to serve as chancellor at the central Wisconsin university.

Gibson has served as vice president for student affairs and vice provost at Bowling Green since July 2016. His duties included serving as an advocate for student development and advising the president and provost on student issues.

He also has served as associate vice president of student affairs at Ball State University and worked in various roles at York College in New York City.

He will replace UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson, who announced in March that he plans to retire at the end of the year. Gibson will make $247,500 annually in the position.

Gibson beat out fellow finalists Deborah Bordelon, provost and executive vice president at Columbus State University; Jeanine Gangeness, associate vice president and graduate school dean at Winona State University; and Katy Heyning, provost and vice president for academic affairs at SUNY Brockport.

Gibson is set to start at UW-Stevens Point on Jan. 11.

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