Elizabeth Chilton resigning from WSU to lead University of New Hampshire

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Washington State University Provost, Executive Vice President and Pullman Chancellor Elizabeth Chilton has been named as the University of New Hampshire’s next president. She is expected to assume her new role at UNH on July 1.

“Dr. Chilton has left her indelible mark on WSU’s evolution as a statewide system — both as a provost and the inaugural chancellor of the WSU Pullman campus,” said WSU System President Kirk Schulz. “I have appreciated her leadership and exhaustive commitment to WSU during the past nearly four years and wish her well.”

Schulz plans to consult with university leadership and announce an interim Pullman campus chancellor in the coming weeks. The interim chancellor, provost and president will work together to determine the optimal administrative structure as a part of the upcoming organizational review process.

Chilton was hired as WSU’s provost and executive vice president in 2020, and in 2022 took on the additional role of inaugural Pullman campus chancellor as part of the OneWSU transition.

That dual role is set to be separated July 1 when T. Chris Riley-Tillman, who was selected in April as WSU’s new provost, assumes his role as the university system’s chief academic officer.

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