The first day of spring semester started with a cold winter wind and overcast skies, but the sun peeked through, providing a note of optimism for the semester. With winter break over, students returned to class, reunited with friends, picked up bus passes and prepared for another semester of learning.
UW–Madison is going to be in great hands under Jennifer Mnookin’s leadership as she takes the baton and builds on the strong legacy of Chancellor Blank. Collaborative leadership is at her core and she has extensive prior experience with shared governance. She brings vision, high energy, a deep appreciation of the Wisconsin Idea, a passion for students who are at the heart of all that we do, a genuine commitment to fostering an inclusive campus, and an impressive understanding of the opportunities before us.
Jennifer Mnookin’s innovative approaches to education, research, service and diversity provide a strong foundation for leading Wisconsin’s flagship university. She has a personal, intimate understanding of the Wisconsin Idea and will be a tremendous asset to our state.