In March Douglas N. Hastad was appointed ninth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, a school of more than 9,000 students. The Moorhead, Minnesota, native earned a master’s degree in health and physical education at Washington State University in 1971. He holds an Ed.D. from Arizona State University.

Hastad joined UW-La Crosse in 1989 as dean of the College of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and as professor of exercise and sport science. In 1998 he was named interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. He previously was associate professor and chairman of the Department of Physical Education at Texas Christian University (1984-89).

Hastad is co-author of three editions of a college text, “Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education and Exercise Science.