Casey Nagy

Position title: Interim Vice Provost for Extension and Public Media


Studio portrait of Casey Nagy, interim vice provost for the Division of Extension and Public Media at the University of Wisconsin-Madison


Division of Extension and Public Media

Areas of Responsibility

Under the direction of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, several programs that formerly were part of University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extension are transferring to UW-Madison, including Conference Centers and Mailing Services (transferred July 1, 2018), Cooperative Extension, Public Radio and Public Television (Public Media) and the Department of Labor Education (all scheduled to transfer by July 1, 2019).  Shortly after the Board of Regents announced this restructuring, Casey Nagy was retained as a consultant to lead the effort to transition all of the programs designated for UW-Madison. To provide more direct institutional oversight over the programs being transferred, particularly given the state-wide breadth of many of their activities, this appointment was changed to interim vice provost for extension and public media. When all of the transferring programs are successfully integrated into UW-Madison, it is anticipated that a national search will be conducted to fill this position on a permanent basis.


Casey Nagy has extensive experience in university leadership at UW-Madison and elsewhere. At UW-Madison, he has served as university and senior university legal counsel, chief of staff to the provost, and chief of staff to the chancellor, as well as a project appointee  for the vice chancellor for research and graduate education. More recently, while working for Yale University, he was part of a pioneering collaboration with the National University of Singapore to create one of the first residential liberal arts colleges in Asia. He also formerly served as a municipal judge in Evansville, WI. Nagy holds a law degree from Seattle University and a master’s degree in Anthropology from the UW-Madison.