The provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs is the university’s second highest administrative officer and senior academic officer. The provost oversees programming and leadership of the four academic colleges, the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts, the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement, the Cofrin Library and the Office of Admissions as well as leading the branch campuses in Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan.
Alexander, who starts July 1, replaces Gregory Davis, who notified the college of his decision to return to the faculty starting this fall.
“(Dr. Alexander) brings extensive higher education experience and senior-level leadership to the position. He is a collaborator and an innovator, both of which are critical to advancing the vision of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay,” UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller said in a statement.
Alexander comes to Green Bay from the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado, where he served as director. He also served as the interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. A native of Grand Island, N.Y., Alexander earned his master’s degree at UW-Milwaukee and his doctorate at UW-Madison.
Alexander’s broad scope of administrative experience in higher education, including leading more than 100 faculty and staff and oversight of enrollment and fiscal management, along with his record of community outreach and partnerships, made him the top choice to serve as the next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, Miller said.
“UW-Green Bay is operating under a new mission and an exciting vision of the future,” he said. “Dr. Alexander understands this moment in time and will provide the energy and creativity we need to advance the university.”