Jennifer Noyes

Position title: Vice Provost for Academic Operations


Phone: (608) 890-0740

Portrait of Jennifer Noyce, vice provost for academic operations

Areas of Responsibility

The vice provost for academic operations focuses on administrative, operational, financial, and curricular matters under the direction of the provost, including coordination and augmentation of operational efficiencies of school and college interactions and communications with the provost’s office.

In addition, the position will manage and enhance the process by which the provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs handles personnel matters, including faculty misconduct cases, grievances and appeals of academic staff, appeals to findings made by the Office of Compliance regarding sexual harassment. The vice provost for academic operations will also serve as a senior advisor who provides leadership on special projects and initiatives.


Noyes, who came to the provost’s office with 33 years of professional experience working in complex organizations and environments, most recently worked as associate dean for operations and staff in the College of Letters & Science. Her background includes positions in several Wisconsin state agencies, including the Legislative Audit Bureau, the Department of Administration and the Department of Workforce Development.

After a stint with the Welfare Policy Center at the Hudson Institute, Noyes joined UW-Madison in 2010 as a researcher with the Institute for Research on Poverty in the College of Letters & Science. She later became IRP’s associate director for programs and management while maintaining her research portfolio before moved to her position as associate dean in L&S in 2017.