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UW-Whitewater chancellor on leave amid investigation into complaint

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Posted at 8:10 PM, Sep 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-03 21:10:51-04

WHITEWATER, wis. — UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into a complaint.

A UW System spokesperson did not describe the nature of the complaint in a release Thursday.

UW-Whitewater Provost Greg Cook will serve as leader of the university until the complaint is resolved.

Watson has served as chancellor since Aug. 1, 2019.

Watson previously served as provost and vice president of academic and student affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University. Before that position, Watson served as dean of the College of Education at the University of Northern Iowa (2010-2015); associate dean of the Teacher Education Program at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire (2007-2010); and chair of the Department of Education at Hamline University (2002-2007), according to the UW-Whitewater's website.

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