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Marcelle Haddix named new UW–Madison School of Education dean

Marcelle Haddix, who has held numerous leadership positions in her 16 years at Syracuse University and currently serves as associate provost for strategic initiatives, has been chosen as the next dean of UW–Madison’a School of Education. Haddix will begin on Aug. 11.

“Throughout my academic and professional career, I have been privileged to work and collaborate with many scholars in the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin­–Madison,” Haddix told University Communications. “I know well the tradition of excellence and innovation that consistently positions the School of Education as one of the highest ranked in the nation and am excited by the academic strategic priorities that will further advance and sustain its commitment toward leading with excellence.”

Haddix was born in Madison and grew up in Milwaukee. She earned her doctorate in education from Boston College, a master’s degree in adult education from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee and a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa.

As dean, she will serve as the School of Education’s chief academic and executive officer, with responsibilities in the areas of staffing, budget, curriculum, student academic affairs and physical space, as well as fundraising and alumni relations.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marcelle to UW–Madison,” Provost Charles Isbell said in a statement. “Her passion for education is evident, demonstrated through her history of mentoring and advising generations of students. She also brings a record of exemplary scholarship in literacy and education research, as well as a strong commitment toward community engagement, social justice, equity and inclusion. Her leadership and experience will benefit the entire community.”