Aaron Brower, interim chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has named a Search Advisory Committee to help select the next campus executive officer (CEO) and dean of the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County.
The committee will be chaired by Annette Kuhlmann, professor of sociology at UW-BSC. Other members include: Noah Anderson, assistant professor of biology; Marty Krueger, chair, Sauk County board; Tamara Lavender, university associate, student affairs office; Lauren Love, assistant professor of communication arts; Cindy McVenes, director of continuing education; Mike Palm, mayor, city of Baraboo; Paul Price, CEO/dean, UW-Washington County; Nicole Thompson, director of marketing and communications; and Mark Tomlinson, student representative.
The new CEO/dean will succeed Tom Pleger, who is scheduled to become president of Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., on July 1. Brower said he hopes a new CEO/dean will be named by June and can be on campus for the start of the fall semester. The CEO/dean is the chief administrative officer and chief academic officer of the campus and serves at the pleasure of the chancellor.
"This is an exciting time for the campus community,” said Pleger. “With two building projects set to break ground this spring, along with a strong and collegial team of faculty, staff, student leaders, and community supporters, UW-BSC is well positioned for the future.”
UW-Baraboo/Sauk County is a campus of the University of Wisconsin Colleges, an institution of the University of Wisconsin System comprised of 13 campuses and UW Colleges Online, that offers an Associate of Arts and Science degree and a single Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree, and prepares students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. The campus serves about 600 degree-seeking students and about 1,400 continuing education students.