Frances Vavrus
Frances Vavrus, dean and vice provost of the International Division at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Q&A: New International Division Dean Frances Vavrus

Frances Vavrus joined the International Division as vice provost and dean on July 31, bringing with her a wealth of experience as a leader, scholar, and global citizen.

Vavrus is no stranger to UW–Madison nor to the division, having completed her PhD at the university while taking part in global programming available to students and scholars.  Her research, teaching, and service are in the fields of international education and African studies.

She shared her perspectives on returning to UW–Madison, the qualifications she brings to the role, and plans for growing the university’s global reputation.

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