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Interim Chancellor Jim Henderson
Dr. James P. Henderson began his appointment as the interim chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater on July 1, 2021.
Prior to this appointment he served as the interim provost at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the summer of 2019 after having retired as the vice president for academic and student affairs for the University of Wisconsin System in 2018. He has served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at California State University, Los Angeles, and vice chancellor for student success and enrollment management at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Jim was a member of the Department of Mathematics at Colorado College for almost 18 years, serving two times as chair of the department, and ended his tenure at the college as the dean of the summer session. He was also a fellow of the American Council on Education in 1998-99.
His involvement in K-12 education includes serving eight years as a member of the Manitou Springs District school board in Colorado, with two terms as president of the board. In addition, he was appointed by governors from different political parties to statewide education policy boards in Colorado.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics in 1973 and a master’s degree in mathematics in 1975 from the University of Texas-Austin. In 1979, he received his Ph.D. in mathematics from UW-Madison.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Hyer Hall 427
Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Affairs
Hyer Hall 331
Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
Anderson Library 2130
Interim Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Hyer Hall 302
Director of Athletics
Williams Center 112B
Associate Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Support Programs
Hyer Hall 425
Chief of Institutional Research and Planning
Heide Hall 450A