Katherine Frank Named the First Woman Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout

Katherine P. Frank was named the eighth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. When she takes office on March 1, Dr. Frank will be the first woman to lead the university. She will earn a salary of $260,000.

The University of Wisconsin-Stout enrolls more than 7,500 undergraduate students and nearly 1,200 graduate students according to the latest data supplied to the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up just 43 percent of the undergraduate student body.

Dr. Frank has been serving as vice president of academic innovation and professor of English at Central Washington University in Ellensburg. From 2016 to this past summer, Dr. Frank was provost and vice president of academic and student life. From 2014 to 2016, she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Northern Kentucky University. Earlier, Dr. Frank served as dean of Humanities and Social Sciences at Indiana University East.

Dr. Frank is a graduate of Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where she majored in English. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in English from the University of Washington.

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