Phyllis King

Associate Vice Chancellor
Academic Affairs

Dr. King serves as an administrative and strategic officer for academic partnerships and innovations. She plans, directs and provides administrative, operational, and strategic leadership for institutional and cross-institutional initiatives such as the Moon Shot for Equity, Higher Education Regional Alliance, and M3, a partnership between Milwaukee Public Schools, Milwaukee Area Technical College and UW-Milwaukee. Dr. King represents UWM in local, regional and national partnerships to develop an education pipeline, pathways, curricular reforms, and articulation agreements between K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions. She leads special initiatives and/or grant-funded programs with respect to program design, planning, coordination, and interaction with internal and external stakeholders. Dr. King provides leadership to curricular innovations that expand UWM’s reach and impact through micro-credentialing, badging and other academic innovations. She is a full professor in the Occupational Therapy Program, the immediate past President of the Association for Schools Advancing Health Professions, and Director of the Occupational Ergonomics Laboratory.