Jill Gower

Position title: Executive Assistant

Email: jill.gower@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-0767

Jill provides administrative support to the Office of the Provost and to Beth Meyerand, vice provost for faculty and staff affairs (VPFSA). She handles various endowed chair and professorship programs (including the Vilas, Hilldale and Bascom professorships) and associated financial matters. She assists with administration of the Big Ten Academic Alliance Academic Leadership Program as well as an array of events involving the VPFSA.

Jill came to the Office of the Provost after working for fourteen years as an educator, administrator and artist. Jill was an associate professor of art for eleven years at Rowan University in New Jersey where she taught and worked in various administrative roles including assistant chair of the Department of Art for a number of years. She maintains her art practice as a metalsmith/jeweler. Jill has an MFA from Arizona State University and a BS from UW-Madison in Art Education.