Mark Mone

Dr. Mark Mone

MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Mark A. Mone as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Mone has served as the interim chancellor at UW-Milwaukee since May, following the departure of former Chancellor Michael Lovell. He will step into his new leadership post immediately.

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. The latter is a cabinet-level appointment in which Mone works with the university’s senior leadership and governance groups, and all university stakeholders to develop UW-Milwaukee’s 2020 strategic plan, and to develop and implement university-wide programs to improve organizational climate.

Mone has been a member of the UW-Milwaukee faculty since 1989, serving for more than 15 years as the Lubar School of Business Associate Dean for Executive Education and Business Engagement.  His responsibilities involved external relations for the Lubar School, including partnerships with business, medical, legal, government, and not-for profit organizations. Mone was also responsible for the Executive MBA program, the longest running program of its kind in Wisconsin; career services; and other financial and marketing functions.

“We are very pleased to look to one of our own bright talents, Dr. Mark Mone, as the committee’s choice to lead this university into the future,” said Regent President Michael Falbo, chair of the special Regents committee that interviewed the finalists with UW System President Ray Cross.  “His academic experience and expertise in building relationships with businesses, governments, and communities are a great fit with the university’s commitment to quality, access, and economic development.”

Other members of the special committee that recommended Mone included Regents José Delgado, Margaret Farrow, Eve Hall, and Charles Pruitt, all from the Milwaukee area.

“Dr. Mone is an impressive educational leader and he is clearly enthusiastic about UW-Milwaukee and all of its strengths and potential,” said UW System President Ray Cross. “Vitally important, he has strong connections with business leaders across the country, and he has a keen understanding of the role our UW institutions play as developers of the high-impact talent necessary to move Wisconsin forward. I am confident Mark has the vision, talent, and experience to guide UW-Milwaukee as it enters a new era.”

“I am honored and privileged to serve our students, faculty and staff, community, and UW System in this role,” Mone said.  “UW-Milwaukee is a vitally important academic institution with an impressive alumni base, strong research profile, and deep community engagements.  I look forward to working with our leadership to build on our past accomplishments, knowing that even greater things are ahead for this campus and community.”

Mone holds a Ph.D. in management (organizational behavior and organization theory) from Washington State University. He earned a master of business administration degree from Idaho State University, and his bachelor’s degree in organizational management with an English minor from Central Washington University.

“I am confident that Mark understands the needs of our campus, as well as how new resources and flexibilities would allow us to make even greater contributions to Southeastern Wisconsin and the entire State.  I know as Chancellor he will do everything in his power to carry that message, and I look forward to working with him,” said Dr. Mark D. Schwartz, Distinguished Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s Geography department, chair of the Faculty Senate Executive (University) Committee, and chair of the campus’ 27-member search-and-screen committee.

Mone will be UW-Milwaukee’s ninth chancellor, succeeding Michael R. Lovell, who announced last March that he had accepted a position as president of Marquette University. Lovell had served as the university’s top administrator since 2010.

In line with market-based compensation guidelines approved by the Board of Regents in October 2013, Mone will earn $340,000 as chancellor.

Mone and his wife, Sara, have two children.

UW-Milwaukee will host a news conference to present the new chancellor at 2 p.m. CST today in the Fireside Lounge in the Student Union.  The news conference will be live streamed at:

As Wisconsin’s premier public urban institution, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee enjoys a growing national reputation for excellence in research, teaching and community engagement. On an operating budget of $705 million, it educates more than 28,000 students and is an engine of innovation for Southeastern Wisconsin. The 104-acre main campus and satellite sites are located in the economic and cultural heart of the state. The university’s recent expansion includes new academic and research facilities and the creation of the only School of Freshwater Sciences in the United States and the Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health.


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