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Chancellor's Office

UW-Eau Claire has gone through several initiatives, building projects and more since Dr. James C. Schmidt began serving as the university's eighth chancellor in 2013. 

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We foster in one another creativity, critical insight, empathy and intellectual courage, the hallmarks of a transformative liberal education and the foundation for active citizenship and lifelong inquiry.
  UW-Eau Claire Mission Statement

A message from the Chancellor...

Every time I read UW-Eau Claire's mission statement, I'm struck by the inspirational and audacious tone that charts our course. We strive for excellence at UW-Eau Claire. It's the foundation of all we do and the culture we create. Not only does excellence continue to be our measure and our goal, but as I began serving on July 1, 2013 as the eighth chancellor I've challenged our campus to remember three guiding concepts as we go about our work: public good, audacity and joy.

Public good

It is our purpose to enhance public good through the graduates we produce, and through the scholarship, research and service our faculty and staff provide to our communities.


This is one of my favorite words and I use it often. To me it means that we should dare to lead as a university and not be shy to share our successes with the outside world.


Joy is about connecting to what really matters. It's about having the opportunity to think -and do -big things. I eagerly invite you to help me create a campus community that is defined by the joy of working together in a mission that will literally change the world.

Welcome, Chancellor James Schmidt!
Meet our audacious leader

Chancellor Schmidt has several years of leadership experience in higher education. Learn more about his path to UW-Eau Claire.

Read his bio


Get social with the Chancellor

Chancellor Jim is one busy guy, but he's never too
busy to keep in touch with Blugolds.

Contact the Chancellor

Schofield Hall 204
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701
Fax: 715-836-2902

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