UW Board of Regents Appoints New UW-Parkside Chancellor

Sept. 26, 2023 8:40p

(WGTD)---UW-Parkside has a new chancellor.

Acting on the recommendation of a search committee, the UW Board of Regents this week unanimously endorsed the selection of Lynn Akey.

Akey has spent the last 23 years in various positions at Minnesota State University in Mankato, a 14,000-plus student campus located about 85 miles southwest of the Twin Cities. 

Akey will officially take over the reins at Parkside at the beginning of the new year. She replaces Debbie Ford who left to take a similar position closer to family. 

Akey will be Parkside's seventh chancellor in its 55-year history. 

Parkside currently serves about 4,300 students.