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Chancellor Michael Alexander

Michael AlexanderMichael Alexander assumed the role as the seventh chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on May 1, 2020. Prior to that, he served as provost and vice chancellor at UW-Green Bay since July 2019. While Provost, he oversaw programming and leadership of the four academic colleges; the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the UW-Green Bay Libraries, the Office of Admissions, and led the four UW-Green Bay campuses including those in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.

Since joining the University, Alexander led the expansion of the University’s Continuing Education and Community Engagement efforts to build connections to high school students, increase non-credit offerings, and provide educational services to regional businesses; created priorities to drive the University’s strategic mission and vision; initiated new, international relationships with universities in Thailand; created an Office of Sustainability to improve efficiencies and increase the profile of UW-Green Bay as a campus traditionally engaged with environmental study; and restructured Graduate Studies and the Office of Grants and Research, setting the stage for the University’s growing research efforts.

Alexander came to UW-Green Bay having served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He also served as orchestra conductor and interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University and Music Director of the Georgia Symphony Orchestra for eleven years. The Grand Island, NY native lived in Wisconsin from 1995 to 2004. He earned his master’s degree at UW-Milwaukee and his doctorate at UW-Madison.