Leadership and Executive Staff

The Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost provides the guiding vision and framework for the overall academic leadership and administrative management of the university. Our mission is to administer programs and policies that benefit academic staff, faculty and students, and to foster collaborations among campus colleagues that will enhance and broaden academic life at the university.

Under the leadership of the provost, the Office of the Provost staff has broad responsibility over numerous campus-wide initiatives, and facilitates and supports the wide array of academic programs and services offered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

View the office’s organizational chart organizational chart and the list of units that report to the provost.

Chief of Staff and Vice Provosts

Sarah Barber

Position title: Associate Vice Provost / Chief of Staff, Division of Teaching and Learning

Email: sarah.barber@wisc.edu

Lois Brooks

Position title: Vice Provost for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Email: lois.brooks@wisc.edu

LaVar Charleston

Position title: Deputy Vice Chancellor for Diversity & Inclusion, Vice Provost and Chief Diversity Officer, and Elzie Higginbottom Director of the Division of Diversity, Equity, & Educational Achievement (DDEEA)

Kelly Conforti Rupp

Position title: Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs

Email: kelly.rupp@wisc.edu

Erla Heyns

Position title: Dean and Vice Provost of University Libraries

Email: erla.heyns@wisc.edu

Eden Inoway-Ronnie

Position title: Chief of Staff

Email: eden.inowayronnie@wisc.edu

Derek Kindle

Position title: Vice Provost for Enrollment Management

Email: derek.kindle@wisc.edu

Carole Kolb

Position title: Assistant Vice Provost / Director of Administrative Searches

Email: carole.kolb@wisc.edu

Allison La Tarte

Position title: Vice Provost for Data, Academic Planning and Institutional Research

Email: allison.latarte@wisc.edu

Charles Meyer

Position title: Interim Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and Director, Office of Strategic Consulting

Email: charles.meyer@wisc.edu

Beth Meyerand

Position title: Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff Affairs

Email: memeyerand@wisc.edu

Catherine Reiland

Position title: Assistant Vice Provost / Director, Wisconsin Idea Seminar

Email: catherine.reiland@wisc.edu

Jeffrey Russell

Position title: Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, and Dean, Division of Continuing Studies

Email: jeffrey.russell@wisc.edu

Frances Vavrus

Position title: Vice Provost and Dean, International Division

Email: dean@international.wisc.edu

John Zumbrunnen

Position title: Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning

Email: zumbrunnen@wisc.edu


Amy Gilman

Position title: Director, Chazen Museum of Art

Email: agilman@chazen.wisc.edu

Dennis Lloyd

Position title: Director, University of Wisconsin Press

Email: dlloyd2@wisc.edu

Jorge Osorio

Position title: Director, Global Health Institute

Email: jorge.osorio@wisc.edu

Heather Reese

Position title: Director, Wisconsin Public Media

Email: heather.reese@wisc.edu

Chris Walker

Position title: Director, Division of the Arts

Email: director@arts.wisc.edu


Amy Bergholz

Position title: Executive Assistant

Email: amy.bergholz@wisc.edu

Phoua Holt

Position title: Executive Assistant

Email: phoua.holt@wisc.edu

Laurie Leininger

Position title: Administrative Manager

Email: laurie.leininger@wisc.edu

Rachel Niles

Position title: Executive Assistant

Email: reniles@wisc.edu