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Former UW-Madison chancellor back on interim basis

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A former University of Wisconsin-Madison chancellor is returning to the position on an interim basis while UW officials seek a permanent replacement for the most recent chancellor.

Chancellor Emeritus David Ward held the position from 1993 to 2000. He also led the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C. for seven years.

On Wednesday he was named the interim chancellor as of July 18. He takes over after former Chancellor Carolyn "Biddy" Martin left two weeks ago to become the president of a Massachusetts college.

UW officials hope to have a permanent chancellor in place next summer.

UW System President Kevin Reilly says Ward brings a well-informed view of higher education.

Martin's departure came after her failed proposal to split the Madison campus from the rest of the UW System.

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