University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced Tuesday that Mark Mone will serve as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee interim chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Michael Lovell next month. Lovell announced on March 26 that he had been named the first lay president of Marquette University in Milwaukee.
Mone is a professor of management within the UWM Lubar School of Business and for the past two years has served as the Chancellor’s Designee for Strategic Planning and Campus Climate. He has been a member of the UWM faculty since 1989, serving for more than 15 years as the Lubar School of Business Associate Dean for Executive Education and Business Engagement.
“Mark’s academic credentials, leadership experiences, industry background, and long-term tenure with UW-Milwaukee make him an excellent choice for interim chancellor,” said Cross. Cross will work with the Board of Regents and the UW-Milwaukee community to begin a national search for the university’s next chancellor, aiming to have a permanent appointment made by January 1, 2015.