Travis named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs

David Travis headshot March 29, 2018 – David Travis, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has accepted an offer to become provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

Travis’ first day on campus will be June 15.

“There was strong support for the candidacy of Dr. Travis with feedback citing his student-centered mindset, support of inclusivity, and positive and enthusiastic approach,” said UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen. “I personally look forward to working with him and am confident that he will provide excellent leadership and will bring some new ideas to our campus.”

Travis holds both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science degree in geography from the University of Georgia and a Ph.D. in geography from Indiana University.

He has worked at UW-Whitewater since 1994 as a professor, department chair and associate dean for two different colleges before taking his current position, which he has held for five years.

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