Peter Garland, the third finalist for the position of University of Wisconsin System president, wrapped up a day of digital dialogue between faculty and the candidates late Monday afternoon.
According to reporting from the Associated Press, Garland said in the final videoconference of the day that his first task as president would be to familiarize himself with the unique local culture of each UW campus.
The report also said Garland plans to personally learn the specific role of each campus in the system to help him increase communication with the Legislature and governor.
Garland is currently the vice chancellor and chief operating officer for the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.
The selection committee will reconvene on Tuesday, Jan. 7, to select a finalist for the position. The Board of Regents must then confirm the committee’s candidate on Thursday, Jan. 9.