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Dr. Renee Wachter

Dr. Renee Wachter
Dr. Renee Wachter
Renee Wachter Dr Renee Wachter
office. OM 212
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Dr. Renée Wachter is the tenth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She joined the UW-Superior campus community in July 2011, previously serving as Dean of the School of Business at Truman State University.


As the chief executive on campus, Chancellor Wachter is responsible for administering University of Wisconsin Board of Regents policies under the coordinating direction of the UW System President, as well as being accountable to and reporting to the President and the Board on the operation and administration of UW-Superior.

Under state law and in consultation with the faculty, Chancellor Wachter is the chief executive responsible for:

  • Setting and directing academic functions including curriculum design, degree requirements, academic standards and grading systems
  • Defining and administering institutional standards for faculty peer evaluation and screening candidates for appointment, promotion and tenure
  • Administering associated auxiliary services
  • Administering all funds, from whatever source, allocated, generated or intended for use at UW-Superior

Chancellor Wachter convenes a Cabinet made up of the provost, vice chancellors, directors and representatives to guide decision-making.


Chancellor Wachter holds a Ph.D in management information systems, marketing and statistics from Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. Prior to her arrival at UW-Superior in 2011, she served as the founding Dean of the School of Business at Truman State University, Missouri's designated highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university and member of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, a sister COPLAC institution of UW-Superior.

Dr. Renee Wachter
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