Selected Speeches by Chancellor Mnookin

  • Chancellor Mnookin unveils bold new initiatives to innovate for the public good, address global challenges

    On February 8, 2024, University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin addressed the Universities of Wisconsin Board of Regents. In a talk titled, “Innovation for the public good: A bedrock value and launchpad to the future,... Read More

  • Fall 2023 Convocation

    Thank you, Provost Isbell, and hello, new Badgers! Please help me give a shout-out to all of our great speakers and the UW Marching Band — thank you! Today is a celebration of new beginnings,... Read More

  • “What It Means To Be a Badger”

    University of Wisconsin–Madison May 13, 2023 Good afternoon everyone!  It is my great honor to welcome you to Camp Randall Stadium and the 170th commencement of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. It’s not a beautiful and... Read More

  • “Lean In”

    University of Wisconsin–Madison May 12, 2023 Good evening and thank you, Provost Wilcots.  I am so happy to welcome you all to the University of Wisconsin–Madison spring commencement.  Congratulations, graduates! Thank you to Justin Kroll... Read More

  • Investiture: The Multiplier Effect

    In an investiture ceremony held on April 14, 2003, Chancellor Jennifer Mnookin was formally installed as the 30th leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. In a speech titled, "The Multiplier Effect," she addressed the UW–Madison campus community, members of the international academic community, and representatives from the nation and elected officials. Mnookin spoke to the strength and promise of the Wisconsin Idea and the core institutional priorities of both free speech and belonging.