About the Provost

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Betsy Morgan, PhD

Betsy Morgan serves as the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL). Dr. Morgan oversees 34 academic departments across three academic colleges (Business Administration; Science & Health; Arts, Social Sciences, & Humanities), the School of Education, and Murphy Library. In addition, Dr. Morgan is responsible for International Education and Graduate & Extended Learning. The Associate Vice Chancellor, Sandra Grunwald, oversees Enrollment Services (Records & Registration, Academic Advising, and Career Services) as well as units that support the academic mission of the university (Financial Aid, Institutional Research, Research & Sponsored Programs, and the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning). Dr. Morgan serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet with the Chancellor and Vice Chancellors for Finance & Administration, Student Affairs, Diversity & Inclusion, and Advancement.  

Dr. Morgan received a doctorate in Social Ecology (Social & Gender Psychology) from the University of California, Irvine. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, served as the President of the Psi-Chi International Honor Society (2013-2016), the author of several peer-reviewed publications as well as two textbooks, and has made over 50 conference presentations.

UWL Vice Chancellors for Academic Affairs^
James O. Engleman  1909-1913
Ernest D. Long  1914-1932
Clayton A. Whitney 1933-1952
Maurice O. Graff  1952-1973
W. Carl Wimberly 1973-1992
Robert Voight 1979
Julius Erlenbach 1992-1995
Leo Lambert 1996-1998
Doug Hastad 1998-2000
Elizabeth Hitch 2002-2006
Ronald Rada 2000-2002
William Colclough 2007-2008
Kathleen Enz Finken 2008-2011
Heidi Macpherson 2012-2015
Betsy Morgan 2012; 2015-2017
2017- current
^ From 1909-1951, there was a Vice President position. In 1952 the position was renamed the Dean of the College followed by Vice President for Academic Affairs starting in 1964. With the University of Wisconsin and Wisconsin State University merger in 1971, the title changed from "Vice President" to "Vice Chancellor." The term "Provost" was added in the early 1990s.
Names in italics 
served as interim vice chancellors.