Major changes in the university’s research and graduate education programs were recently implemented, creating a new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, distinct from the Graduate School.
The new Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education will be led on an interim basis by Marsha Mailick, a UW professor in the School of Social Work and the Department of Pediatrics. Two CALS faculty members will serve on Mailick’s leadership team. Community and environmental sociology professor Daniel Kleinman has been named associate dean of the Graduate School. Biochemistry professor Brian Fox has been named vice chancellor for research policy.
Mailick’s office will oversee a vigorous research program with 17 large interdisciplinary research centers, a research portfolio of more than $1.2 billion, and an annual budget of nearly $160 million. The Graduate School will now focus exclusively on the needs of graduate students and will have a reporting line directly to the vice chancellor for research and graduate education.
This UW-Madison news release describes the changes in further detail.