MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System regents on Thursday approved hiring Michael Alexander as UW-Green Bay's new chancellor.

Alexander has served as UW-Green Bay's provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs since July 2019. He'll replace Gary Miller, who resigned in October to become president of the University of Akron in Ohio.

Alexander will start in his new position on May 1. He'll make $250,000 a year.

Alexander has previously served as director of the School of Music at the University of Northern Colorado and a music professor at Kennesaw State University in Georgia.

He holds a master of music degree in instrumental conducting from UW-Milwaukee and a doctorate of musical arts from UW-Madison. He served as interim conductor of the Green Bay Youth Symphony in 2004.