The University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-M) is bringing on two new assistant vice provosts in its Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA).
Dr. Catherine Chan will be DDEEA's assistant vice provost for high impact practices. Dr. Raul Leon will join as the division's assistant vice provost for student engagement and scholarship programs as well as the executive director of the Mercile J. Lee Scholars Program. Both leaders will start the first week of June.
"As the new assistant vice provost for high impact practices, I now have the opportunity to collaborate with the talented team at the DDEEA to nurture the next generation of diverse leaders through impactful scholarly pursuits that promote personal and professional growth," said Chan.
Recently, Chan was the executive director of UW's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs as well as the chief institutional research officer at UW-Eau Claire. In her new role, Chan will strengthen DDEEA student experiences through high-impact educational practices, such as service and community-based learning.
As assistant vice provost for student engagement and scholarship programs, Leon will oversee undergraduate scholarship and service programs run by DDEEA.
"I'm looking forward to giving back to a community at UW-Madison that shaped me as a person, a student, a practitioner, and a scholar," said Leon, who received his doctoral and master's degrees at UW. "I want to use my skills and passion to guide UW-Madison's commitment to student engagement in ways that continue to enhance the Wisconsin Idea."
Leon, who is a first-generation educator, previously served as the interim department chair and professor of higher education and student affairs at Eastern Michigan University. There, he broadened and strengthened access pipeline efforts for Latinx students.