Skip to main content

Three deans reappointed after 5-year reviews

March 16, 2017
Photo: Robert Golden

Robert Golden

Photo: Paul Robbins

Paul Robbins

Soyeon Shim

Soyeon Shim


Every five years of their tenure, deans of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s schools and colleges undergo a comprehensive review to assess their academic and administrative leadership and performance. The reviews include interviews with faculty, staff and students, and with external stakeholders. The provost appoints the members of the review committee.

Three dean reviews began last fall and have been completed: Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies Director Paul Robbins, School of Medicine and Public Health Dean Robert Golden, and School of Human Ecology Dean Soyeon Shim. All three have received feedback on the results of their reviews, and all three have agreed to accept reappointment to their positions.

Chancellor Rebecca Blank and Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf wish to express their appreciation to the chairs and members of the three dean review teams and to all who contributed their input to the reviews.