University of Wisconsin–Madison

Patrick Sims

Vice Provost for Diversity and Climate, and Chief Diversity Officer

patrick.sims@wisc.edu

Studio portrait of Patrick Sims, vice provost and chief diversity officer at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement

Areas of Responsibility

The vice provost for diversity and climate, and chief diversity office oversees the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement. The division supports the mission of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as it works to create a diverse, inclusive, and excellent learning and work environment for all students, faculty, staff, alumni and others who partner with the university. Units within the division include:

Biography

Sims was hired as vice provost for diversity and climate in 2013, after serving as interim vice provost. He joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2004 and founded the TCSA, Theatre for Cultural and Social Awareness. Before joining the faculty at UW Madison, Sims was a company member at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as a faculty associate in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. There he served as a founding member and artistic director of the Human Experience Theatre (HET). TCSA and HET are interactive theatre-based training models that dramatize sensitive subject matters for universities, corporate and non-profit organizations in the United States.

Education
Certificate, Higher Education/Higher Education Administration, Harvard University
MFA, Theatre, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, Psychology, Yale
BA, Theatre Studies, Yale