University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Robert G. Cramer has been named UW System’s next Vice President for Administration. Cramer will begin in his new post on January 28th.
“Robert is highly regarded at UW-Platteville and around the state,” says President Cross. “His background and experiences prepare him well for this opportunity to oversee the overall effectiveness and efficiency of UW System institutions. Strategic planning, accountability, and relationship-building are among his many strengths, and I look forward to working with him to enhance the quality of the UW System going forward.”
“Wisconsin families and businesses need a strong, healthy UW System to help them realize their goals and dreams. UW campuses can promote great careers, a vibrant workforce, and successful communities across Wisconsin. I look forward to working with President Cross and the Board of Regents on the 2020FWD framework to build a stronger future for Wisconsin,” said Cramer.
Cramer, who is currently Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services at UW-Platteville, has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and state government, including direct management of administrative and fiscal services. Cramer succeeds David Miller, who stepped down in December 2016 to accept the role of chief financial officer for the University of Tennessee System.
Cramer will become System’s chief operating officer, overseeing facilities planning, information technology, human resources, and other areas. He will work with chief business officers at all UW System institutions, and will serve as an advisor to President Cross and the Board of Regents.
Since 2012, Cramer has been responsible for human resources, facilities management, financial services, internal audit, campus planning, information technology services, media technology services, auxiliary services, and university police. Cramer began at UW-Platteville in 2007 as Assistant Chancellor for Administrative Services. He previously worked as Administrator of the Division of State Facilities for the Wisconsin Department of Administration.
Cramer earned his undergraduate degree from Alma College in Alma, Mich., and master’s degrees in economics and public policy from UW-Madison.
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