Kim Wilcox, MSU’s standing provost, will not be the next University of Wisconsin chancellor, according to a release from the University of Wisconsin.
Rebecca M. Blank, the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, received the recommendation from a special committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.
Wilcox was in the running for the position as one of the four finalists.
He announced he would be stepping down from his position as provost in December and will officially be leaving his position in July. June Youatt is acting provost until MSU finds a permanent replacement for Wilcox.
Wilcox has taken a position with the Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa in Washington, D.C., a nonprofit organization that aims to improve Africa’s self-sustainability, run by former MSU President Peter McPherson.