Chancellor Rebecca Blank began serving as the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s chief executive in July 2013, having most recently served as the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The university’s provost, Sarah Mangelsdorf, is chief deputy to the chancellor and the university’s chief academic officer. Vice chancellors serve in various capacities, including chief budget and business officer, chief legal counsel, and chief research and graduate education officer. The university is organized into schools and colleges, each headed by a dean. The university has several governance groups and works closely with a number of affiliate organizations.

Rebecca M. Blank

Rebecca M. Blank


  • News and remarks
  • Reports and strategic plans
  • Issues and initiatives
Sarah Mangelsdorf

Sarah Mangelsdorf

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

  • News and remarks
  • Reports and strategic plans
  • Issues and initiatives
Darrell Bazzell

Darrell Bazzell

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

  • Administrative initiatives
  • Budget
  • Reports
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Marsha Mailick

Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

  • Graduate School administration
  • Research administration
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Charles Hoslet

Interim Vice Chancellor for University Relations

  • Communications
  • Federal, state, community relations
  • Marketing and trademark licensing
  • Visitor and parent programs
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Raymond P. Taffora

Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs

  • Legal advice and counsel
  • Coordination of legal representation
  • Policy Review

Strategic plans and reports

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