About the Chancellor

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Chancellor Dennis J. Shields

Dennis J. Shields, Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, joined the Pioneer community in 2010 and is the 14th chief executive of the university. Chancellor Shields’ vision for higher education includes a focus on academic excellence, serious pursuit of scholarship including applied research and high quality teaching, and experiences and services for students, employees, alumni, and friends. Initiatives are focused on giving students the tools that they will need throughout life to be independent, critical thinkers and problem solvers who are contributing citizens within their communities.

An Iowa native, Chancellor Shields earned his undergraduate degree in business administration from Graceland College and his Juris Doctor from the University of Iowa College of Law. Immediately prior to becoming Chancellor at UW-Platteville, Chancellor Shields served as acting vice president of Student Affairs at the City College of New York – City University of New York. He has held administrative positions at the Phoenix School of Law, Duke University School of Law, the University of Michigan Law School and the University of Iowa.

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