Dawn B. Crim, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Community Engagement, and Inclusivity
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
Dawn B. Crim, Ph.D., was named Vice Chancellor for Inclusivity & Community Engagement and, later, Vice Chancellor for Advancement, Community Engagement, and Inclusivity at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in June 2023, after having previously served as an internal consultant in the Office of Human Resources at UW-Madison. Crim has demonstrated effective leadership and extensive managerial skills throughout a 27-year career in state government and higher education administration. Previously, she served in appointed roles for the State of Wisconsin as the Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and as the Assistant State Superintendent for Student and School Success at the Department of Public Instruction. She served as the inaugural chair of the Governors Equity and Inclusion Council and spent 10 years on The Edgewood College Board of Trustees.
Crim’s community leadership is highlighted by minority ownership in The Capital City Hues multicultural newspaper, immediate past President of the Rotary Club of Madison Foundation, past chair of The Overture Center for the Arts Community Advisory Board and founding member and past President of the Madison Network of Black Professionals. Crim has been recognized for several awards notably being named among Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders on the 2018 Black Power list by Madison365, 2017 Penn State University School of Education Leadership and Service Alumni Award, in Wisconsin the 2017 Jefferson Award, 2017 United Way Community Volunteer Award, and 2016 Urban League of Greater Madison Impact Award.
Crim earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She earned an M.Ed. in Education Counseling from Penn State University and a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication Studies from the University of Virginia.