Dennis J. Shields


Ullsvik Hall

  • Dennis J. Shields has been the Chancellor of UW-Platteville since 2010-11.

  • An Iowa native, Chancellor Shields earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Graceland College in 1977 and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law in 1982.

  • Immediately prior to becoming chancellor at UW-Platteville, he served as acting vice president of Student Affairs at the City College of New York – City University of New York.

  • He has held administrative positions at the Phoenix School of Law, Duke University School of Law, the University of Michigan Law School, and the University of Iowa.

  • Chancellor Shields has been actively involved in the national dialogue around diversity and inclusion in higher education. He has served as chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Working Group of the National Collegiate Athletics Association, Division III. Over the past decade, the racial and ethnic diversity of students at UW-Platteville more than doubled. In addition, the profile of racially and ethnically diverse students has shifted from being primarily African-American to include a higher proportion of people who identify as Hispanic or Asian.