L&S Dean Scholz to serve as university’s next provost

Following a nationwide search, John Karl Scholz, an economist and dean of the College of Letters & Science at UW–Madison, has been chosen as the university’s next provost.

In his six years leading the university’s largest college, Scholz won praise for his leadership, innovation, and advocacy on behalf of L&S students, faculty, staff and programs.

Scholz will assume the role on August 5. He succeeds Sarah Mangelsdorf, who served as provost for five years and has been named president of the University of Rochester. Mangelsdorf leaves at the beginning of June, and James Henderson will serve as interim provost for two months.

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