The UC has worked closely with Dr. Michael Lovell during his time as chancellor of UW-Milwaukee (UWM), and all of us are very sad to see him leave us. We have witnessed firsthand his enthusiastic leadership of our campus, pride in its accomplishments, and tireless efforts to persuade Legislators and Regents of UWM’s potential. However, we have also shared his deep frustration at this potential being continually deferred by the UW-System and the State, especially recently, due to a desperate and increasing need for funding commensurate with our mission and the number of students we serve.
We will miss working closely with Chancellor Lovell, but congratulate him on this unexpected career move, and wish him and his family all the best in the future. Looking forward ourselves, the University Committee has already been in contact with UW-System President Cross. He has assured us of his firm commitment to working closely with the UC throughout the processes of selecting an Interim Chancellor, and choosing faculty to serve on the search committee when it is formed. We will do our best to keep you informed as these events unfold.