New provost assumes duties

Pat KleinePatricia A. Kleine began her new duties as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-Eau Claire July 1.

Kleine formerly served as dean of the School of Education and Professional Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University in Willimantic, Conn.

She previously held positions at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and, earlier in her career, taught and served as a principal and interim superintendent at public schools in Colorado, Kansas and Maine.

Kleine received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., and earned a doctorate in higher education and research/statistics from the University of Maine in Orono, Maine.