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The Inauguration of Dr. Thomas Gibson

Friday, September 23, 2022


The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point announces the inauguration of Dr. Thomas Gibson as the fifteenth chancellor of UW-Stevens Point. The Board of Regents, the president of the University of Wisconsin System, and the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point invite you to attend the inauguration.

Chancellor Gibson with students outside of Dreyfus University Center
Chancellor Gibson giving away a $7,000 scholarship to a student.

Inauguration Ceremony

Friday, September 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m.

The inauguration will take place in the Laird Room (230), Dreyfus University Center followed by a lunch reception in the Alumni Room (350).
Chancellor Gibson serving food at the DeBot Dining Center

Day of Service

Thursday, September 22, 2022

In honor of Dr. Thomas Gibson being officially inaugurated as the 15th chancellor of UWSP, we invite students, faculty, and staff to come together in service and participate in a Day of Service to the community on Thursday, September 22. Please register to participate via SPIN using the link below.
Center for Inclusive Excellence to open its doors on a UW System campus
Strategic imperatives: academic excellence, inclusive excellence, and enrollment and growth
Chancellor of UW-Stevens Point
Chancellor Gibson in front of word wall


“Purpose-driven education is at the very core of who we are and what we do at UW-Stevens Point. It is the commitment we make to our students and to each other. It is the shared goal that energizes us and drives our faculty and staff to fulfill our promise of student success. Our students are transformed by UW-Stevens Point and are prepared to make a difference in their communities.”


Learn more about Chancellor Gibson in the video series “Get to Know Chancellor Gibson.” Chancellor answers questions about his hobbies, favorite music, first job growing up and if he has ever tried cheese curds. Welcome to Wisconsin, Chancellor Gibson!
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Chancellor Gibson with his family


“My singular purpose as a higher education leader is to help more students succeed.”

Like nearly half of University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students, Chancellor Thomas Gibson was the first in his family to attend college. It was through higher education that he learned to both challenge and apply himself and, in the process, discovered a rewarding career on a path he hadn’t imagined. Continuing his commitment to make education accessible, Chancellor Gibson has now established the Gibson Family Scholarship to support first-generation and historically underrepresented students realize their potential at UW-Stevens Point. When endowed, the fund will make a lasting difference in reducing financial barriers and fostering opportunities for future Pointers. For more information or to make a gift to the Gibson Family Scholarship Fund, please visit the link below.

A block of rooms have been reserved at a discounted rate for Thursday, September 22, and Friday, September 23, at the following hotels. Please note University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Chancellor’s Inauguration when booking your stay. Room and rates are guaranteed until August 22.

Holiday Inn Express and Suites
1100 Amber Avenue
Stevens Point, WI 54482

Fairfield Inn and Suites
5317 US-10
Stevens Point, WI 54482

Events will take place in the Dreyfus University Center.

UW-Stevens Point
Dreyfus University Center
1015 Reserve Street
Stevens Point, WI 54481

For more information, visit the maps and directions website.

Complimentary parking is available in Lot R
across from the Dreyfus University Center.

For additional information on the Stevens Point area, please visit the Stevens Point Area Convention and Visitors Bureau.

For questions, please contact