University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields announced that Dr. Tammy Evetovich has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs at UW-Platteville. Her appointment begins on June 1.
Evetovich will bring extensive leadership experience to UW-Platteville, having served in a variety of roles at Wayne State College in Wayne, Nebraska, over the past 20 years. She is currently dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences at Wayne State College. She has been a professor in the Department of Health, Human Performance, and Sport since 2000, and served as chair of the department for seven of those years.
“Our search-and-screen committee did a remarkable job of attracting a very strong pool, a very diverse pool of candidates. I’m very pleased with the selection of Dr. Evetovich,” Chancellor Shields said. “I’m excited about the energy and expertise she brings to campus. She has served as dean of a college that has very diverse offerings at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Her experiences are at an institution that is very similar to the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and has faced some of the same challenges we face. She presents experience as an engaged dynamic leader needed at this time in higher education. It is great to bring her on board.”
Evetovich was instrumental in a number of significant initiatives at Wayne State College, including the creation of several new academic degrees and programs. Under her tenure, the college developed the new Rural Law Opportunities Program and grew the existing Rural Health Opportunities Program – both cooperative programs between Wayne State College and Nebraska College of Law and University of Nebraska Medical Center, respectively, guaranteeing admission to help address the issue of rural legal and health care needs.
“I am excited to join the UW-Platteville team and look forward to collaborating with all the great faculty, staff and students,” said Evetovich. “I am so impressed with the university’s commitment to strong student outcomes, continuous improvement, renowned faculty and innovative ideas to help students be successful. My husband and I fully anticipate integrating ourselves into the campus and community to contribute to the great work that is already being done.”
Evetovich received her Bachelor of Science in biology and master’s and Ph.D. in exercise physiology, all from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Evetovich will succeed Dr. Joanne Wilson, who will retire as provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs after a 34-year career at UW-Platteville. She had served as provost since 2017.