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Dr. Prince, a nationally known policy strategist, was named Vice Chancellor for Partnerships and Innovation at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee in September, 2000. As the Chief External Officer, she is charged with the global responsibilities of managing external relations for the University. 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, NGO's, higher education associations, non-profits and other social and civic organizations.

Prior to this, Dr. Prince held responsibilities as the lead strategist and implementer for the Health Professions Partnerships Initiative collaborative at the University of Wisconsin Medical School, as well as a Clinical Laboratory supervisor for Covenant Health Care Systems. She also holds a Clinical Associate Professor appointment in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Prince has received a Bachelor's in Medical Technology, Masters in Clinical Laboratory Sciences, and a doctorate in Urban Education. She has been acknowledged as a 2007 Aspen Institute Fellow and a 2009 Millenium Leadership Fellow of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. She has been actively engaged in civic service at the local, regional, national, and international level as a board member, trustee, and/or organizational board Chair. Her current national board service is as a director for two national boards, the Council on Foundations and the Urban Libraries Council

In recognition of her commitment to community service, Prince has received numerous awards from civic and professional organizations such as the Tempo Mentor of the Year Award, The Business Journal 's Woman of Influence award, the Community Leadership award (Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund), Professional Dimensions' Sacagawea Award, and the S.E.T. Ministry Transformation award. She was featured as one of the 10 Most Powerful Women in Milwaukee in the February 2006 issue of Milwaukee Magazine.

Prince is a trustee of two corporate boards, Managed Health Services of Wisconsin, a subsidiary of the Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC), and C. G. Schmidt Construction Company.

Ms. Michelle Hamberlin, M.L.I.S., Assistant

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