Sarah Mangelsdorf has been named
the University of Wisconsin-Madisonís provost and vice
chancellor for academic affairs.
MADISON Ė Sarah Mangelsdorf has been named the University of
Wisconsin-Madisonís provost and vice chancellor for academic
affairs, according to a statement.
Mangelsdorf is dean of the college of arts and sciences at
Northwestern University. She also studies the socio-emotional
development of infants and young children, according to the
"As I researched this role, I found that the people I talked to
had uniformly enthusiastic things to say about the University of
Wisconsin-Madison," Mangelsdorf said. "I am particularly excited
to partner with Rebecca Blank and help build on the many
strengths at UW."
The provost is the university's chief academic officer,
responsible for overseeing and coordinating the curricular,
student and faculty life on campus. In the absence of the
chancellor, the provost assumes the role of chief executive.
Mangelsdorf will also be responsible for faculty and staff
programs, diversity initiatives and enrollment management.