MILWAUKEE — The University
of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has inaugurated Chancellor Mark Mone,
a former business professor tasked with leading the school
through a $30 million two-year budget cut.
The ceremony Friday afternoon
belatedly celebrates an appointment that has been in place
for more than a year.
Mone (MOH'-knee) has said the
state-mandated reductions mean his campus could lose
hundreds of jobs, and he told the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
the school would have to downsize.
Restructuring specifics are
likely to emerge in the coming months after a planning group
recommends which programs to trim or combine.
Mone has said he wants to
increase private donations and business partnerships to
replace dwindling state funding.
He took the chancellor's job
on an interim basis in May 2014, and his role became
permanent in December.