Mark Mone was named the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s ninth Chancellor in 2014.
Under his leadership, Chancellor Mone has put the University on a strategic course of student success, engaged research and partnerships, entrepreneurship and innovation while also managing unprecedented fiscal challenges. Internally, the University is executing strategic opportunities and enrollment management plans.
Dr. Mone co-leads the M3 Initiative with the Superintendent of the Milwaukee Public Schools and President of Milwaukee Area Technical College to close the achievement gap. M3 seeks to transform the future of Milwaukee through education. UWM is also expanding its innovation initiatives through the creation of the Lubar Entrepreneurship Center and new strategic partnerships with business and community leaders.
Together with his leadership team, Dr. Mone is advancing “Made in Milwaukee. Shaping the World,” the largest fundraising campaign in UWM’s history and in support of the University’s priorities of student success, research excellence and community engagement.
Chancellor Mone serves on several boards as an active member of The Water Council, Greater Milwaukee Committee, United Way, Milwaukee Succeeds, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Midwest Energy Research Consortium, BizStarts Milwaukee, Scale Up, Center for International Health, and the Horizon League Athletic Conference.
Chancellor Mone has served higher education for more than 30 years as a faculty member, associate dean and senior administrator. For 17 of those years, Dr. Mone led UWM’s Executive Education & Business Engagement initiatives, including the longest-running Executive MBA program of its kind in Wisconsin.
Dr. Mone has a B.S. in Management from Central Washington University, a M.B.A. from Idaho State University, and a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Organization Theory from Washington State University. Dr. Mone is an avid cyclist, athlete and a gourmet cook. He is married to Dr. Sara Swanson and they have two adult children.