Joan M. Prince, UWM Vice Chancellor for Global Inclusion and Engagement, has been nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as an Alternate Representative of the United States to the Sixty-seventh Session of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
The appointment, with the rank of Ambassador, has been tentatively approved by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, with full voice vote from the Senate floor expected later this month. She will be sworn in by the President and Ambassador Susan E. Rice on Sept. 18 and will begin her duties as the United States diplomatic representative with the opening of the General Assembly later that day.
“Please join me in congratulating Joan on her nomination to serve our country,” said Chancellor Michael R. Lovell. “She will continue to be a vital and contributing member of the UWM family during her appointment and is sure to open more doors for international opportunities for our students, faculty and staff.”
Dr. Prince, a nationally known policy strategist, was named a vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in September 2000. At UWM, she is charged with the global responsibilities of managing its external relations. This encompasses the building of innovative and entrepreneurial bridges between academics and the broader private and public sectors of the community through engagement of entities such as international organizations, corporations, non-governmental organizations, higher education associations, non-profits and other social and civic organizations.
A native of Milwaukee, Dr. Prince has earned a bachelor’s degree in Medical Technology, master’s degree in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and doctorate in Urban Education—all from UWM.
The U.N. announcement can be found on the website of the Office of the Press Secretary at The White House.