2023 spring commencement brings the fun and all the feels to Camp Randall
Saturday’s commencement ceremony was a day of gratitude, pride and jubilation. On an overcast day at Camp Randall, Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin told the crowd, “Today, we confer 7,826 degrees, making this the largest commencement ceremony in the history of this great university.”
Mnookin: News from Provost Karl Scholz
Congratulations to @uw_cdmc PhD candidate @wright__natalie, who won a Smithsonian @americanart fellowship for her study of clothing made for disability in the post-war United States. https://t.co/pjXrOVWVzq
Campus is in bloom, right in time for @UWSummer ???? https://t.co/33cM2Qxpts
Congratulations to the 133 #UWMadison students and four honorary members who were recently inducted into the @phikappaphi Honor Society. #OnWisconsin https://t.co/wBuKNMzM76
Jennifer Mnookin had never waded in a cranberry bog, held a piglet at a state fair or ate cheese curds before she became chancellor of the UW?Madison, but she?s figuring out the Wisconsin Idea in her first year holding the top job on campus. https://t.co/9xmnWTSSKd
We are proud to honor Dr. @isbellHFh, Dean of @gtcomputing, as this year?s recipient of the Tapia Award! Learn more about Dr. Isbell and his extraordinary work: https://t.co/3kstsihuTK #CMDIT #tapiaconference https://t.co/G3WCvshIKZ
Mnookin’s Road to Wisconsin
Mnookin brings deep experience, wide perspective
Every incoming UW–Madison leader professes to understand the Wisconsin Idea. For Jennifer Mnookin, it’s deeply personal. Mnookin says she won’t shy away from challenges, and promises a leadership style that emphasizes listening. “Vision comes through collaboration and engagement — working together to find common purpose,” she says. “We will look for ways to improve the institution that you love, and that I am coming to love.”
Institutional Statement on Diversity
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW–Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background—people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
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.