Excellence and Innovation

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville leadership team is committed to the vision of the university and promoting student success, growth, and opportunity.  

Leading this charge, for nearly a decade, is Chancellor Dennis J. Shields, who has overseen a tremendous growth in students, programs, facilities, and opportunities. He led the construction of two residence halls and—most recently—the successful efforts to gain approval for a $23.7 million renovation project for the university’s primary science building and the construction of a new, $55 million engineering building. The culmination of these projects will be transformative for the campus, opening the doors for all students to personal and professional rewards.

The leadership team is committed to providing an affordable, high quality education that prepares graduates for in-demand career fields. That is why UW-Platteville is consistently rated among the most affordable institutions in the state, with a high return on investment. Chancellor Shields has spearheaded efforts to engage in local communities, forging partnerships with industries and corporations that yield benefits for our students and the community. This collaboration ensures that when students graduate they are ready to meet the workforce’s needs.