Dr. Aaron Brower is the Executive Director for UW Extended Campus, and the Senior Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at University of Wisconsin System. UWEX has built a national reputation for award-winning innovative online programs for adults and professionals. Among UWEX’s innovations is the UW Flexible Option, the first-in-the-country (and still only) competency-based educational program run throughout an entire statewide system.
From 2012-2018, Dr. Brower served as Provost of UW-Extension (and Interim Chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension in 2014). From 2007-2021, he was UW-Madison’s Vice Provost for Teaching & Learning. Dr. Brower remains a tenured professor at UW-Madison’s School of Social Work.
Dr. Brower has written five books, more than 50 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and received over $18 million in grants to support his work. His scholarship demonstrates the academic and social outcomes produced when colleagues blend in- and out-of-class learning — engaging the whole university to support the entire student.