A Change in Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Beverly A. Kopper, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater has announced that she will step down from her position on December 31. The decision comes on the heels of a second  investigation into the behavior of her husband Pete Hill. The chancellor’s husband was banned from campus last summer after an investigation had determined that he had harassed two women staff members. After the results on the first investigation were revealed, other women came forward alleging Hill had harassed them as well and the university launched a second inquiry.

In announcing her resignation, Dr. Kopper did not mention her husband or the investigations. She did not offer a reason for her resignation. Dr. Kopper stated that “I have devoted my life to teaching and learning and making a difference. That will never change.” After taking an administrative leave for nine months. Dr. Kopper will return to the university as a full professor of psychology.

Dr. Kopper is a graduate of the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York System. She holds a master of social work degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Iowa State University.

The University of Wisconsin System announced that Cheryl Green will serve as interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She has been serving as vice chancellor for student affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.

Before joining the staff at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Dr. Green was assistant vice president for student affairs at Tennessee State University in Nashville. Earlier she held faculty and administrative posts at Chicago State University.

Dr. Green is a graduate of what is now Manchester University in Indiana, where she majored in psychology. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Southern Illinois University.

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