Katharine Lyall

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Katharine Culbert Lyall (born April 26, 1941) was the president of the University of Wisconsin System from 1992 to 2004. Lyall was the first woman president in the UW system.[1] She had previously served as Executive Vice President of the System, and Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. She was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.[1] She received a B.A. (1963) and a Ph.D. (1969) in economics from Cornell University, and an MBA (1965) from New York University.[2]


  1. ^ a b "Katharine Lyall". Wisconsin Women Making History. Retrieved 16 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "Presidents of the University of Wisconsin System". University of Wisconsin. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
Preceded by
Kenneth "Buzz" Shaw
President of the University of Wisconsin system
Succeeded by
Kevin P. Reilly