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.
“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.”