Mangelsdorf named UW-Madison provost

Special to The Freeman

April 11, 2014

Sarah Mangelsdorf has been named the University of Wisconsin-Madisonís provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.
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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 statement.

"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.

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