Doug Mell serves as Special Assistant to the Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he has worked since October 2006. Mell is responsible for liaison activities with the state Legislature, other state and local officials and the community, responding to media inquiries and fulfilling open records requests. He serves on the Chancellor’s Cabinet. Before coming to UW-Stout, Mell had a 16-year career at the Eau Claire (Wis.) Leader-Telegram as city editor and managing editor. He was a reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, Wis., for 10 years.