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Darrell Bazzell
Darrell Bazzell
Chair

Darrell Bazzell
Vice Chancellor for
Administration & Finance
University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Darrell Bazzell was appointed Vice Chancellor for Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003. He serves as the university's chief financial officer, and is responsible for the overall supervision of administrative and auxiliary functions. He also serves as a senior advisor to the chancellor and provost on administrative policies and practices. Previously, Mr. Bazzell served with the Department of Natural Resources as DNR Secretary, Deputy Secretary for the department, and as an administrator for the department’s Office of Planning and Analysis. During his 25 years of service to the State of Wisconsin, Mr. Bazzell also served as deputy administrator for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection's Agricultural Resource Management Division and director of that agency's Plant Industry Bureau. He was also a policy and budget analyst for the departments of Administration and Health and Social Services.  

Mr. Bazzell is an active supporter of numerous community service and professional organizations. Currently, he serves on the boards of the Gathering Waters Conservancy, United Way of Dane County, Urban League of Greater Madison and the Boys & Girls Club. Mr. Bazzell is the former president of 100 Black Men of Madison and the Wisconsin Association of Black Public Sector Employees. In his spare time, Mr. Bazzell enjoys being a Big Brother.