The Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs serves as the university's chief academic officer whose duties primarily relate to ensuring the overall academic quality of the institution. The Provost provides administrative oversight of UW La Crosse's colleges of Liberal Studies, Business Administration, and Science and Health as well as the School of Education and the Murphy Library. In addition to these units, the Provost oversees and is assisted by the Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Enrollment Management , whose units make up the Institute for Campus Excellence and Division of Enrollment Management respectively.
The Provost of UW La Crosse is Dr. Heidi Macpherson. She received her BA (Summa Cum Laude) in English and Creative Writing from St. Cloud State University. She emigrated to the UK the summer of 1990 and became a dual national in 2003. She received her PhD from the University of Newcastle in 1996 and began her academic career at the University of Central Lancashire (1995 to 2007). In 2007 she was appointed Dean of Humanities at De Montfort University (Leicester, England) and subsequently held two different Pro Vice Chancellor positions at DMU: PVC for Teaching, Learning and Student Experience, and PVC for Research and Innovation. She took up her current appointment as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in July of 2012.
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