Longtime Madisonian Dr. Dawn Crim will be the UW-Green Bay’s Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity and Community Engagement, the university announced on Thursday. She will begin her new position on Aug. 9.
“The ability for us to constantly grow as a welcoming institution and engage in meaningful ways with all of the communities we serve is essential for us to move forward as an institution. Dr. Crim is the right leader to guide us in that endeavor,” said University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Michael Alexander in a letter to UWGB faculty and staff. “Thank you for your willingness to help us reimagine this position as one that is both internally and externally focused. Our collective commitment to this work will continue to evolve us in ways that will benefit our region for generations to come.”
Dr. Crim is currently the consultant for the Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well-Being unit within the Office of Human Resources at UW-Madison after serving most recently as the Cabinet Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services in the Gov. Evers administration. She brings more than 20 years of experience in higher education, governmental and civic leadership and is recognized statewide for her passion and expertise in supporting inclusion in large organizations.
“Her proven track record in civic engagement, community partnerships, and economic development, positions her perfectly to help us continue the forward momentum we have on our strategic priorities of inclusion and community engagement. It is apparent from the moment you meet Dr. Crim that she has an energetic and engaging outlook combined with thoughtfulness and compassion, which will make her an incredible addition to our University,” Alexander said.