Mark Mone named interim chancellor at UW-Milwaukee

Special to The Freeman

March 14, 2014

Mark Mone
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MILWAUKEE – Mark Mone will serve as interim chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee following the departure of Chancellor Michael R. Lovell next month, according to the school.

On Mary 26, Lovell said he was going to be joining Marquette University as its first lay president. His last day as UWM chancellor will be May 31.

Mone is a professor of management within the UWM Lubar School of Business and for the past two years has served as the chancellor’s designee for strategic planning and campus climate, according to the announcement. As the chancellor’s designee, Mone works with the university’s senior leadership and governance groups, and all university stakeholders to develop UWM’s 2020 strategic plan, according to the announcement.

He has been a member of the UWM faculty since 1989, serving for more than 15 years as the Lubar School of Business associate dean for executive education and business engagement.

“Mark’s academic credentials, leadership experiences, industry background, and long-term tenure with UW-Milwaukee make him an excellent choice for interim chancellor,” said University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross in a statement. “Mark has been actively involved in developing UWM’s 2020 strategic plan. The relationships he has built in this effort, together with his extensive knowledge of the university and wider community, will keep UWM’s significant research and academic initiatives moving on an upward trajectory.”

Cross will work with the Board of Regents and the UW-Milwaukee community to begin a national search for the university’s next chancellor, aiming to have a permanent appointment made by Jan. 1, 2015.

“I greatly appreciate this opportunity to continue to advance current UWM initiatives,” Mone in a statement. “Under the heading of ‘Moving Forward Together,’ I intend to work with all constituencies to complete our strategic plan and begin its implementation, continue work on strengthening student enrollment and educational quality, further engage our university partners through research, education and service, and identify and obtain additional resources for our campus.”