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Leadership Team

Chancellor Rebecca Blank began serving as the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s chief executive in 2013 following a position as the acting secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The university’s provost, 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, chief university relations officer, 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.

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Cheryl Gittens

Cheryl Gittens

Interim Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Laurent Heller

Laurent Heller

Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration

Charles Hoslet

Charles Hoslet

Vice Chancellor for University Relations

Matt Mayrl

Matt Mayrl

Chief of Staff & Chief Strategy Officer, Office of the Chancellor

Lori Reesor

Lori Reesor

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

John Karl Scholz

John Karl Scholz

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Raymond P. Taffora

Raymond P. Taffora

Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs