Mone among UWM chancellor finalists

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is one step closer to securing a new chancellor after UW System president Ray Cross announced three finalists for the position today.

Finalists include interim chancellor Mark Mone, who took over for previous chancellor Michael Lovell following his transition to the helm of Marquette University last spring.

The other finalists are Gail Hackett, Ph.D., provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at University of Missouri-Kansas City; and William Mike Sherman, Ph.D., senior vice president, provost and chief operating officer of University of Akron.

Finalists will engage with UWM’s campus community through a set of public forums in the coming weeks. Mone will hold an official campus visit on Nov. 24, Hackett will make a visit on Dec. 1, and Sherman will come to UWM on Dec. 3.

The schedule for the public forums will be announced by the university system’s search and screen committee.

The search for a new provost has been headed by a 27-member search and screen committee chaired by Mark Schwartz, Ph.D., a distinguished professor in UWM’s geography department.

In an interview with BizTimes Milwaukee in early October, Schwartz said the ideal candidate will understand UWM’s vision for its campus, its mission as a research institution and an accessible urban university, and how it operates and makes decisions.

The appointment of the university’s ninth chancellor is expected to occur on Dec. 15. Leading up to that date, finalists will be interviewed by Cross, regent president Michael Falbo and the regent selection committee on Dec. 10. The panel will then recommend one finalist to the full board of regents for approval.

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