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Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox: Biography

Before coming to the University of California, Riverside Kim A. Wilcox served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Michigan State University from 2005 to 2013. He came to MSU from the University of Kansas, where he served as Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Vice Provost for General Education Coordination from 2002 to 2005. Before that he served for three years as President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents. He spent one year as Interim Director of Academic Affairs for the Board of Regents before being appointed President and CEO.

While at Michigan State University, Provost Wilcox expanded the university's two community-based medical schools, broadened international research collaborations, redesigned undergraduate student support programs, created a new residential college in the arts and humanities, and facilitated the growth of research programs across the campus, increasing grants and contracts activity to nearly $500M dollars annually.

Wilcox began his career on the faculty at the University of Missouri. He then spent 14 years on the faculty of the University of Kansas, including 10 as Chair of the Department of Speech-Language-Hearing. In addition to previous service as Special Counsel to the Chancellor at the University of Kansas, Wilcox is a past University of Kansas Vice Chancellor Fellow and a Fellow of the American Council on Education. In 1991 he initiated the Native American training program in speech-language pathology in collaboration with Haskell Indian Nations University. He has published extensively in the area of developmental speech acoustics, is the recipient of several teaching awards, and has directed teaching, research, and service projects funded by the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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