Black Men in Educational Leadership Archives

Dr. Dennis J. Shields – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor UW-Platteville Dr. Dennis J. Shields has overseen a transformation of the University of Wisconsin Platteville campus during his 10 years as chancellor. Since he assumed office on July 1, 2010, the university has experienced tremendous growth in students, programs and facilities, including construction of two residence halls and—most recently—the successful… [Read More]

Dr. Dwight C. Watson – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Chancellor of UW-Whitewater In the fall of 2019, during his first month on the job as Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Dr. Dwight C. Watson held a series of listening sessions with administrators, students, faculty and staff. It was part of his year-one plan to set goals and get to… [Read More]

Dr. Thomas Gibson – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Thomas Gibson, Chancellor of UW-Stevens Point Dr. Thomas Gibson became the 15th Chancellor and first African American to lead the University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point on January 11, 2021. His appointment comes at a pivotal moment for the university. He assumed the position in the middle of a school year in which UW-Stevens Point… [Read More]

Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Jack E. Daniels, III, President, Madison Area Technical College It’s been almost 10 years since Madison Area Technical College began rebranding itself as Madison College, but a lot of folks in Madison still don’t fully understand the impact Madison College has on the greater Madison region, and even fewer appreciate the role Madison College… [Read More]

Dr. Keith Posley – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Keith Posley, Superintendent Milwaukee Public Schools Dr. Keith P. Posley was first named interim superintendent in May 2018 and he had a good five-month run in that position. He made an effort to introduce himself to Mayor Tom Barrett and the Milwaukee community and he also helped provide more than $11 million worth of… [Read More]

Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins, Superintendent Madison Metropolitan School District Dr. Carlton D. Jenkins became the first African American superintendent of the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) on July 10, 2020. Dr. Jenkins, a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and former MMSD employee, had been serving as the superintendent of the Robbinsdale School District in… [Read More]

Dr. Eric N. Gallien – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. Eric N. Gallien, Superintendent of the Racine Unified School District With the exception of his time in the military, Dr. Eric N. Gallien, Superintendent of the Racine Unified School District (RUSD), has lived nearly all of his life until 2013 in Milwaukee and been involved in education for most of his adult life, most… [Read More]

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… [Read More]

Dr. LaVar J. Charleston – Black Men in Educational Leadership

April 29, 2021

Dr. LaVar J. Charleston, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Dr. LaVar J. Charleston, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Wisconsin- Madison, has compiled an impressive resume for someone who only recently celebrated his 40th birthday. In February 2019, the Wisconsin Alumni Association presented Charleston with… [Read More]