Mark Mone was named the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s ninth Chancellor on December 15, 2014.

A Professor of Management in the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business, Dr. Mone also served UWM as the Chancellor’s Designee for Strategic Planning and Campus Climate from 2011-2014. In that role, Dr. Mone worked with the campus’ senior leadership, governance groups, and all stakeholders to develop UWM’s 2020 strategic plan, and campus-level programs to improve the organizational climate.

“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.”

– Chancellor Mark Mone


A Longtime Member Of UWM’s Faculty

Dr. Mone has been on the UWM faculty since 1989, serving for more than 15 years as the Associate Dean for Executive Education & Business Engagement. His responsibilities involved external relations for the School, including partnerships with business, medical, legal, government, and not-for profit organizations. Dr. Mone was responsible for the Executive MBA program, the longest running program of its kind in Wisconsin, Career Services, and other financial and marketing functions.

Dr. Mone has taught courses in managing people, team building and communication; behavioral research methods; and human resource management. His executive and management learning programs were with leading firms that include the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, Johnson Controls, Rockwell Automation, Kohler Company, UW System President’s Cabinet, Staff and Chancellors, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Platteville, We Energies, Kohl’s, Manpower, Fiserv, Medical College of Wisconsin, MillerCoors, Ingersoll-Rand, Regal-Beloit Corporation, the Young Presidents’ Organization, and others.

Before UWM

Prior to joining the Lubar School of Business in 1989, Dr. Mone taught Organizational Behavior and Strategic Management in the College of Business and Economics for five years at Washington State University. He also taught at HotelConsult in Le Bouveret, Switzerland, and regularly led Executive MBA students on international residencies.

Dr. Mone’s industry background includes more than 10 years’ management experience in the hospitality and food service industry. For many of those years, he opened and managed hotels in various cities in the western United States. His primary responsibilities involved operations, staffing, and training and development.


Chancellor Mone’s educational background includes a B.S. in Management from Central Washington University, an M.B.A. from Idaho State University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Organization Theory from Washington State University. His research interests include goal setting, self-efficacy, feedback, reward systems, organizational downsizing, decline, turnaround, and research methods.

He is married to Dr. Sara Swanson and they have two college-aged children, Eric and Emily, and Max, the family’s beloved dog. Dr. Mone is an avid cyclist and athlete and a gourmet cook.