UW-Platteville interim chancellor announces retirementBy Randall Stricklin • November 25, 2009 • Category: Uncategorized
Story updated Dec. 2, 2009.
Interim Chancellor Carol Sue Butts announced her retirement on Nov. 24 in a press release sent out to UW-Platteville staff.
Butts said her last day at UW-P will be August 2, 2010, after what will have been 12 years of employment with the university.
Butts served as provost and vice chancellor until 2009 when she was named interim chancellor after former Chancellor David Markee’s retirement.
According to the press release, Butts and her family plan on staying in Platteville after her retirement.
Butts said she chose to retire because she felt privileged that she was able to. “A good health and retirement are privileges not granted to many,” Butts said. “I love it here, and I enjoy the students. There’s other things and people I also love. My husband and I want time to do those things also.”
Butts’ retirement is not expected to affect the timeline for the chancellor search. According to the chancellor search Web site, a new chancellor is expected to start their duties on July 1, 2010.
Butts said a search committee for a new provost, the position Butts would have returned to upon the arrival of a new chancellor, is already being formed. The committee is being chaired by Humanities Chair Patrick Hagen.