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University Press of Florida official to lead UW Press

February 19, 2015 By Chris Barncard

Dennis Lloyd, deputy director of the University Press of Florida, has been selected as the new director of the University of Wisconsin Press.

Photo: Dennis Lloyd

Dennis Lloyd

“I have been aware of the stellar reputation and cutting-edge publications of the University of Wisconsin Press for most of my career,” Lloyd says. “The ingenuity, enthusiasm, and dedication of the entire staff is impressive, and I am confident that together we will overcome the challenges that face all university presses today. I’m looking forward to rolling up my sleeves and assuming leadership of this outstanding organization later this spring.”

Lloyd will take over from Interim Director Lea Jacobs in May, bringing with him 20 years of experience in sales, marketing, acquisitions and management at the University Press of Florida — which serves 12 of Florida’s state universities — and publishing houses at the Universities of Alabama, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. He recently chaired the Digital Committee of the Association of American University Presses.

The UW Press, a division of UW–Madison’s Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, has published more than 3,000 books since 1937. It boasts more than 1,400 titles in print, and publishes 11 peer-reviewed journals in the humanities, social sciences and medicine.