Dr. Joan Prince (UWM Photo/Troye Fox)

Dr. Joan Prince, the vice-chancellor of Global Inclusion and Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a nationally renowned advocate for equity, is retiring after more than two decades of distinguished service, UW-Milwaukee has announced.

“Dr. Joan Prince has served this university extraordinarily well for 20 years as the vice chancellor for Global Inclusion and Engagement. She is an effective administrator, strategic thinker, problem solver and mentor to many,” Chancellor Mark Mone told UW-Milwaukee Report. “As a rare and special four-time Panther alumna, for this campus, community, state and country, Joan has served admirably, and we will miss her.”

In September of 2012, President Barack Obama nominated Prince as an alternate representative to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations, with the honorary rank of ambassador. This diplomatic position also maintains an appointment as a Senior Advisor to the State Department and Public Delegate. Prince also served as a member of the 2013 United States delegation to the Commission on the Status of Women.

Dr. Prince was the first African American recipient of a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology and a master’s in clinical laboratory sciences, with a specialty in Hematology and Flow Cytometry from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee.  She also holds a doctorate degree in Urban Education, with a specialty in Medical Science Education from UWM.

Dr. Prince is also a Golden Life member and National Board Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a member of The Links, Incorporated and The Girl Friends, Incorporated.

Her retirement is effective Monday, March 1.