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UW-Green Bay names next provost

Michael Alexander (Photo courtesy of UW-Green Bay)
Michael Alexander (Photo courtesy of UW-Green Bay)
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GREEN BAY (WLUK) -- The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has named its next provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Chancellor Gary Miller named Michael Alexander to the university's second highest administrative officer and senior academic officer.

The search for a new provost began after current Provost Gregory Davis decided not to return for the fall of 2019.

Alexander previously served as the director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado. He has also served as the interim director of the School of Music at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. The Grand Island, NY native lived in Wisconsin from 1995 to 2004. He earned his master's degree at UW-Milwaukee and his doctorate at UW-Madison.

Alexander says he is honored to be joining the UW-Green Bay community.

"The chance to support and work for the incredible faculty, staff and students at UW-Green Bay is exciting and humbling. I look forward to working with Chancellor Miller to continue to advance the ambitious mission of the University. It was apparent from the moment I arrived on campus that the future for UW-Green Bay is bright and full of opportunity. I look forward to returning to the state of Wisconsin and serving the region through our work. I am eager to get started, and of course, Go Phoenix!" Alexander said.

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Alexander starts his new position July 1.

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