FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2018


Sen. Steve Nass (608) 266-2635

Senator Steve Nass (R-Whitewater), Vice-chairman of the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges, issued the following statement regarding his call for the resignation of UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper:

“I have been concerned for some time regarding the administration of Chancellor Beverly Kopper. On at least two occasions, I have shared with President Ray Cross issues regarding the management style of the Chancellor and the negative sentiments this style has caused with faculty, staff, students, community members and alums.

Now, the stunning allegations leveled in a UW System report regarding the Chancellor’s husband, Alan ‘Pete’ Hill, and his repeated inappropriate treatment of women. The situation at UW-Whitewater has become intolerable.

UW-Whitewater faces some very serious challenges in healing from the Hill allegations, with enrollment and developing a sustainable plan for its mission moving forward. At this moment in time, I can see no positive future for UW-Whitewater under the leadership of Chancellor Kopper. ”

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