Provost announces advanced leadership positions

As part of the next wave of organizational change in the Provost’s area, two seasoned leaders have advanced roles.

Dr. Geoff Bradshaw has been promoted to Dean, International Education. Geoff began his career at Madison College in 1997 after finishing a Ph.D. in Cultural Anthropology from UW-Madison. From his early days in Student Life and Arts and Sciences, Geoff has literally built international education from the ground up.  Today, Geoff and the work of the Center for International Education team are nationally and internationally known as a model for community college internationalization. Geoff has served in leadership roles in a number of regional and national associations in the field of international education.

Dr. Denise Reimer has been named Associate Vice President, Academic Operations & Administration. In this new role, Denise will oversee the design and successful implementation of innovative solutions, processes and systems across academic administrative functions including budget, workforce planning, capital and remodeling. She will continue to lead the strategic direction of the School of Applied Science, Engineering & Technology (ASET) as the Executive Dean. In addition, the STEM Center will now report to Denise. Denise joined the college in 1997 and brought with her several years of experience in manufacturing, aerospace engineering, and management. Over the last two decades, Denise has held senior leadership positions in several Schools, and has added strategic value to everything from facilities design to compensation and workload systems. She earned her Doctorate from Edgewood and was named Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WACTE) Outstanding Leader in 2017.

Please join me in congratulating these deserving leaders, both of whom model servant leadership, put the mission of Madison College first, and who do their work with grace and good humor.  We look forward to seeing what they will do next!

Dr. Turina Bakken, Provost

Published August 19, 2019. Updated August 23, 2019.