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UWM Chancellor Mark Mone to be Inaugurated Oct. 2

UWM will celebrate the inauguration of Chancellor Mark Mone at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Zelazo Center

By - Sep 28th, 2015 11:13 am
Mark Mone. Photo courtesy of UWM.

Mark Mone. Photo courtesy of UWM.

MILWAUKEE _ UWM will celebrate the inauguration of Chancellor Mark Mone at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2, at the Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Ave.

Mone was named the university’s ninth chancellor in December 2014. He had served as interim chancellor since May 2014.

Prior to becoming interim chancellor, Mone served as the Chancellor’s Designee for Strategic Planning and Campus Climate. In that role, he worked with senior campus leadership, governance groups and other stakeholders to develop UWM’s 2020 strategic plan and campus-level programs to improve the organizational climate.

A professor of business focused on executive education, organizational behavior and theory, Mone has been a member of the UWM faculty since 1989 and served more than 15 years as associate dean for executive education and business engagement. From that background, colleagues say, Mone brings a strong dedication to the UWM mission and community as well as a collaborative leadership style.

“No one is better positioned to handle the challenges the university faces than Chancellor Mone,” said David Misky, president of the UWM Alumni Association Board of Trustees and assistant executive director of the Redevelopment Authority of the City of Milwaukee. “He has incredible support within the university, but he also has a wonderful relationship with business. Both of these relationships will be incredibly useful.”

The chancellor’s inauguration will be preceded earlier in the day by the opening of UWM’s $80 million Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, which provides world-class facilities and state-of-the-art equipment for research in physics, public health and other fields. Mone will have media availability immediately following the building dedication.

Here are details on the inauguration, building dedication and selected events from homecoming week, which also begins Friday:

Friday, Oct. 2

10-10:30 a.m. Dedication of Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex, 3135 North Maryland Ave. Mone will answer questions from media immediately following the dedication. The building will be open for tours until 1 p.m.

2 p.m. Chancellor’s Inauguration, Zelazo Center, 2419 E. Kenwood Ave. The ceremony will include UWM students, faculty, alumni and staff representatives, UW System colleagues and members of the Milwaukee community. For more details, see

The event will be live streamed at

Saturday, Oct. 3

1-6 p.m. “TEDxUWMilwaukee: React Differently,” Wisconsin Room, UWM Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd. Fifteen speakers discuss how personal and professional reactions can create waves of unknown size and consequence. For more details, see

Tuesday, Oct. 6

7 p.m. Jennifer Morales will give an inspiring talk about her short story collection “Meet Me Halfway – Milwaukee Stories,” which was chosen as UWM’s 2015 Common Read. Ballroom, UWM Student Union, 2200 E Kenwood Blvd. For more details about the Common Read, see

Friday, Oct. 9

6 p.m. UWM Alumni Association Awards Evening, Pier Wisconsin in Discovery World, 500 North Harbor Drive. More than 20 individuals and organizations will be honored for their outstanding professional achievements, civic involvement and partnerships with the university. For more information, see

Saturday, Oct. 10

9:30 a.m. Panther Prowl, corner of Downer and Kenwood avenues. Hundreds of people walk or run each year in the 5K to raise money for student scholarships. For more details, see

For a complete list of homecoming events, visit

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