The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has named Dr. Dawn Crim vice chancellor for inclusivity and community engagement, according to an email to staff from Chancellor Michael Alexander.
Crim is currently the consultant for the Equity, Inclusion and Employee Well Being unit within the Office of Human Resources at UW-Madison after serving most recently as the Cabinet Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services. In that role, she oversaw a redesign of the building plan review process to expedite decisions and updates to the state’s commercial building codes and plumbing codes, according to a press release from the governor’s office, and also assembled the Mass Timber Task Force, mobilized a task force of healthcare leadership to advise on the Evers Administration’s coronavirus pandemic response, and served as the inaugural chair of the Governor’s Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council in addition to developing the agency’s first-ever equity and inclusion plan.
“Her proven track record in civic engagement, community partnerships, and economic development, positions her perfectly to help us continue the forward momentum we have on our strategic priorities of inclusion and community engagement,” Alexander wrote in the email to staff. “It is apparent from the moment you meet Dr. Crim that she has an energetic and engaging outlook combined with thoughtfulness and compassion, which will make her an incredible addition to our University.”
Crim, originally from Philadelphia, earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Virginia, where she also played basketball. She went on to earn a master’s degree at Penn State and a doctoral degree from UW-Madison. She has worked as a basketball coach and television commentator, athletic recruiting consultant and administrator at UW-Madison, UW Extension and the state Department of Public Instruction.
Crim will begin her new role August 9.