Reynolds appointed as provost, vice chancellor

Dr. Laura Reynolds
Dr. Laura Reynolds

University of Wisconsin-Platteville Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich has announced that Dr. Laura Reynolds has been appointed provost and vice chancellor of Academic Affairs.

“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Reynolds to UW-Platteville,” said Chancellor Evetovich. “She clearly has a strong understanding of and commitment to the role of a regional public comprehensive university and the students we serve. Her passion for this work, leadership and expertise will be of tremendous value to our institution.”

Reynolds has spent the majority of her career working at comprehensive regional public universities, both as a faculty member and academic leader. She brings extensive leadership experience to UW-Platteville, having served in administrative roles at the University of Michigan-Dearborn and the University of South Carolina Upstate. She is currently provost at Missouri Western State University, where she provides leadership to academic faculty, staff, instructors and advisors, as well as student support services, research and sponsored programs, assessment and accreditation.

“I am thrilled to join the UW-Platteville campus and am incredibly impressed with the strength of the faculty and staff, the investment in student success, and strong relationship with the community and region,” said Reynolds. “The focus on learning and student experience, and use of a hands-on approach ensures graduates continue to be valuable additions to the regional workforce. My daughter and I are looking forward to becoming a part of the Platteville and Pioneer community, and the opportunity to contribute to the continuing tremendous momentum and mission of the campus."

Reynolds’ appointment begins on May 15.

“I thank the search committee for its diligence in identifying a strong pool of candidates,” added Chancellor Evetovich. “I also want to express my appreciation for Dr. Wayne Weber for serving as interim provost during the transition. His leadership, innovative thinking and commitment to students have helped advance our mission and enable us to move forward in a position of strength.”

Reynolds earned a Bachelor of Arts from Michigan State University, a Master of Arts from Midwestern State University-Texas, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research Methodology from University of South Carolina, Columbia.