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Julius Erlenbach biography


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Julius Erlenbach biography

Julius E. Erlenbach, Ph.D., is the 11th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. In that role, he serves as chief executive officer of the University of Wisconsin System's northernmost campus, which serves 2,800 students and works in partnership with communities and businesses across the region.

Before coming to UW-Superior on Aug. 1, 1996, Dr. Erlenbach had served extensively in the University of Wisconsin System and elsewhere:

  • From 1971 to 1980, he was a faculty member at UW-Stevens Point, serving as chair of the Department of Music and as assistant to the dean of the College of Fine Arts.
  • He served as dean of the College of Fine Arts at Drake University from 1980 to 1985 and as acting president for academic administration from 1985 to 1986.
  • From 1986 to 1992, he was professor of music and dean of the College of Arts, Letters and Sciences at UW-La Crosse. He served as provost and vice chancellor there from 1992 to 1996.

Dr. Erlenbach holds A.B. and Mus.B. degrees from Oberlin College; M.M. and Ph.D. degrees from Northwestern University; and a certificate from Harvard University's Institute of Educational Management.

Along with his career as an educator and leader, Dr. Erlenbach is a talented musician. His performance portfolio includes work with the Chicago Ballet Orchestra and other ensembles.

Dr. Erlenbach's service to the community include has included membership on the board of directors for Superior-Douglas County Development Association; United Way of Superior; Duluth-Superior Symphony Orchestra; Superior-Douglas County Chamber of Commerce; and Voyageurs Chapter, Boy Scouts of America.


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