UW-Whitewater Chancellor Watson Resigns Following Cancer Diagnosis

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dr. Dwight Watson has resigned following a cancer diagnosis:

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has resigned following a diagnosis of stomach and intestinal cancer, officials announced Thursday.

“After much deliberation, I must resign from my position as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater,” Watson wrote in his resignation letter. “I recently was diagnosed with stomach and intestinal cancer. This type of cancer is exacerbated by stress. The stress in the role of the chancellor is plentiful.”

Watson will officially end his term June 30. He will help transition a former UW System administrator, Jim Henderson, into the interim chancellor role through October and will earn his annual chancellor’s salary of $249,696 until then.

In November, Watson will become a tenured faculty member in the university’s College of Education and Professional Studies with a salary of $92,325, as is written in his contract.

One wishes the best to Dr. Watson for a full recovery, ongoing success on the faculty of the College of Education and Professional Studies, and as a community member in Whitewater.




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