Jennifer L. Mnookin

Position title: Chancellor

Headshot of Chancellor Jennifer L. Mnookin sitting on the Memorial Union Terrace with colorful chairs in the background

Jennifer L. Mnookin is the 30th leader of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She joined the university in August 2022 and is known as a passionate innovator with a deep commitment to excellence in education, research, and public service. Mnookin is a national expert on law, forensic science, and evidence. Prior to joining UW–Madison, she was dean of the University of California-Los Angeles School of Law and a law professor at UCLA, the University of Virginia, and Harvard University. Mnookin holds degrees from Harvard, Yale, and MIT. She is especially excited to welcome the incoming class to join in a year-long celebration and help to create new traditions as the university marks its 175th anniversary in 2023-24.