UW Colleges Chancellor Cathy Sandeen has announced the 13 individuals who have been selected for the newly created positions of Regional Associate Deans/Campus Administrators for the UW Colleges. Sandeen stated that this is another key step in the implementation of the regional structure made necessary through budget reduction activities.
In the Southwest Region, these individuals are: Kristin Fillhouer, Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management/Campus Administrator, UW-Rock County; Dundee McNair, Associate Dean for Administration and Finance/Campus Administrator,
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County; Tracy White, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs/Campus Administrator, UW-Richland.
Each of the Associate Deans in this regional model will be located on a different campus in the region. In addition to their regional Associate Dean title, each will also carry the designation of “campus administrator.” As campus administrator, they will be responsible for overseeing daily internal operations for their specific assigned campus. In this way, each campus will have a resident full-time Associate Dean to manage internal day-to-day administrative and operational issues that may emerge on a campus.
On October 27 Regional Executive Officer and Dean of the Southwest Region Dr. Charles Clark made his first formal visit to the UW-Richland campus and addressed faculty, staff and students in an open forum.
“We need to be patient with ourselves and work together toward a new organization,” Clark stated. UW-Richland CEO/Dean Patrick Glenn Hagen will assist REO/Dean Clark with the transition to the new regional model through the calendar year and then prepare for a faculty position at UW-Rock County.
Hagen stated, “Leading UW-Richland for the past five-and-a-half years has been a great privilege. Now I look forward to getting back in the classroom next fall and dreaming some dreams for the future.”
Under the new University of Wisconsin Colleges administrative model announced in July, the 13 UW Colleges will be grouped into four regions, with one Regional Executive Officer/Dean per region. Those new leaders were announced on October 2.