One of the University of Wisconsin System’s longest-serving chancellors is leaving for a job leading a similarly sized university in the Midwest.
Indiana University Southeast announced Thursday that UW-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford will begin serving as the school’s next chancellor July 1. The 3,500-student university is a regional campus of Indiana University and located in the suburbs of Louisville, Kentucky.
Ford has led UW-Parkside since August 2009. Nearly 60% of students at the Kenosha campus are the first in their families to go to college, and more than a third are considered low income and receive Pell grants.