Willie Jude, II, M.Ed. – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Willie Jude, II, M.Ed., Vice Chancellor for Advancement at UW-Parkside

Willie Jude, II, a native of Milwaukee, is scheduled on May 1, 2021, to begin his new position as a member of the chancellor’s cabinet while also leading the Development & Alumni Relations and University Communication teams for the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. His title will be Vice Chancellor for Advancement. The appointment was announced on March 5, 2021.

“As a native of Milwaukee and a graduate of a UW System institution, it is a dream to return home to fulfill my passion for changing lives through education. Nelson Mandela stated, ‘Education is the most powerful weapon that you can use to change the world’.” Jude also praised the values promoted by UW-Parkside.

“The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is a special place. The mission and vision of the university are aligned with my values. There is a commitment to transformational student experiences, diversity, equity, inclusion, community engagement, and academic excellence.”

Prior to his call to UW-Parkside, Jude served as vice president for student affairs and associate vice president for institutional advancement at Fisk University in Nashville, TN. Previously, he served as executive director of philanthropy at Lincoln University, and as associate athletics director for advancement at North Carolina Central University.

Jude is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and an M.Ed. from Washington State University. He is the son of Willie Jude, Jr., a 1997 Black Excellence Award honoree, and MPS deputy superintendent; and Patricia Jude, an MPS educator. The couple are members of Community Baptist Church of Greater Milwaukee.