Activities and Updates

Chancellor's Holiday Reception

  • Tuesday, December 1st, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m., Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
  • Chancellor Bob Meyer is pleased to invite all UW-Stout students, staff and retirees to the Holiday Reception. Come to enjoy some holiday refreshments, music and time to visit with your friends and colleagues.
  • The annual Holiday Giving Tree supports Dunn County’s Christmas for Kids program coordinated through United Way.  Unwrapped gifts can be dropped off at the Holiday Reception.  There is also an opportunity to provide gifts to a specific child by registering either at the Holiday Reception or online.

Fall 2015 Retirement Recognition Program

  • Chancellor Meyer will be hosting a program in honor of UW-Stout staff members who have recently retired or will be retiring soon
  • Thursday, November 12th, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m., Great Hall, Memorial Student Center
  • The program recognizing the retirees will begin at approximately 10:00 a.m.
  • Please stop in anytime for refreshments and to have an opportunity to extend congratulations to the following people:

    Jerry Addie: Department of Apparel & Communication Technologies
    Tricia Aspen: Provost’s OfficeTom Biasi: Physical Plant Administration
    Joe Biron: Telecommunications & Networking

    Marlys Brunsting (in remembrance): University Library
    Sharon Cook: Outreach Services
    Jerry Duncanson: University Housing
    Brian Fitch: Department of English & Philosophy
    Sue Foxwell: Research Services
    Sharon Franklin: Student Support Services
    Martin Fritz: University Housing
    Amy Gillett: Graduate School
    Jim Guenther: Learning Technology Services
    Nasser Hadidi: Department of Mathematics, Statistics, & Computer Science
    Dale Hintz: Building Maintenance
    Pam Holsinger-Fuchs: Office of Admissions
    Mary Hopkins-Best: College of Education, Health & Human Sciences
    David Johnson: Department of Operations & Management
    Anne Johnson: Graduate School
    Cheryl Jones: School of Education
    Nancy Kingsbury: UW-Stout Online
    Debra Klatt: Custodial Services
    Vicki Knutson: Custodial Services
    Charles Krula:  Student Support Services
    Margaret Kunkel: University Library
    Richard Larrabee: Department of Apparel & Communication Technologies
    Letty Larson: Extension & Discovery Center
    Mike Lawler: Department of Psychology & Department of Biology         

    Donna Link: Custodial Services
    Lelah Lugo: University Library
    Nancy McClain: Student Health Services
    Neil McQuiston: Custodial Services
    Adel Mekraz: Department of Business
    Marilyn Miller: College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
    James Miller: Department of Communication Studies, Foreign Languages & Performing Arts
    Debbie Mittlestadt: Custodial Services
    Mary Moline: Department of Psychology
    Sali Mounce: Learning Technology Services
    Donavan Olson: Building Maintenance
    Kathy Pattison: Enterprise Information Systems
    Daniel Proudlock: Custodial Services
    Sam Roberts: Building Maintenance
    Dean Sankey: Safety & Risk Management
    Brian Scholfield: Custodial Services
    Breck Schwartz: Facilities Planning & Engineering
    Carol Seaborn: Department of Food & Nutrition
    Debra Shefchik: Dean of Students Office
    Chris Smith: Discovery Center
    Elbert Sorrell: Department of Operations & Management
    Audrey Stabenow: Custodial Services
    Mary Stasieluk: Department of Operations & Management
    Doug Stevens: UW-Stout Online
    Helen Swanson: Department of Psychology
    Matthew Sykora: Building Maintenance
    Deb Tallman: Human Resources Office
    David Tank: Department of English & Philosophy
    Debbie Tenorio: College of Management
    Steve Terry: Department of Health & Physical Education
    Joan Thomas: Dean of Students Office
    Karen Vasey: Department of Apparel & Communication Technology
    Vicki Wampole: Student Health Services
    Katherine Winters: University Library
    Susan Wolfgram: Department of Human Development and Family Studies
    Dean Zielieke: Custodial Services

Invitation for Public Comment

The University of Wisconsin-Stout invites comments from the public about the university in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. 

UW-Stout will host a visit March 28-29, 2016, from a team representing the Higher Learning Commission. The university has been accredited by the Commission since 1928. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation. 

The public may submit written comments regarding UW-Stout to:
Third-Party Comment on the University of Wisconsin-Stout The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411 

The public may also submit comments through the Commission's website at A direct link to the third-party comment page is:

Comments must be in writing and address substantive matters related to the quality of the institution or its academic programs. All comments must be received by March 27, 2016.

Higher Learning Commission Campus Visit

  • UW-Stout will receive a visit from the Higher Learning Commission on March 28-29, 2016, as part of the standard, 10-year accreditation cycle for the university. 
  • In preparation for this visit, UW-Stout must prepare an assurance argument, demonstrating how it complies with the criteria for accreditation, and a Federal Compliance packet, addressing information on the assignment of credits, the student complaint process, practices for verifying student identity, Title IV program responsibilities, advertising and recruitment materials, and student outcome data.
  • A team comprised of Meridith Drzakowski, Jackie Weissenburger, Glendali Rodriguez and Kristi Krimpelbein are taking the lead on assembling these materials. Any questions about the visit should be referred to any member of this team. The group is also available to attend meetings upon request to share additional information about the visit and the requirements. The team has been working closely with the Deans, department chairs and Senates.
  • Additional teams have been formed to investigate specific requirements, including the student complaint process, the student handbook, the credit hour definition and verification of student identity practices.

Quality Initiative

  • As part of the requirements for accreditation, UW-Stout submits a "Quality Initiative" to the Higher Learning Commission. The Quality Initiative takes place between years 5 and 9 of the accreditation cycle and is intended to allow institutions to take risks, aim high, and learn from partial successes or failures. 
  • UW-Stout's current Quality Initiative is about developing systems and processes for continuing to increase the quality of the faculty and staff. It focuses primarily on addressing gaps in competitive compensation, growing the infrastructure for advancing the research enterprise, and improving campus climate and job engagement.
  • Progress on this initiative is reviewed by the Strategic Planning Group as part of the planning process. UW-Stout will be required to submit a progress report on this initiative in August 2015.

FOCUS 2020 Strategic Plan

  • Following a series of meetings and feedback sessions, the FOCUS 2020 strategic plan has been finalized. 
  • Chancellor Meyer would like to thank all of the people who provided input on the goal statements and performance indicators.
  • On July 15, 2015, the Strategic Planning Group will be gathering for its annual retreat where they will discuss initial actions we might take to begin our work on these goal statements. However, with the current budget situation, our ability to fund initiatives may be more limited.

2013-14 UW-Stout Fact Book

  • The 2013-14 UW-Stout Fact Book is now available!
  • The Fact Book is divided into five main sections
    • Overview
    • Student data
    • Faculty and staff data
    • Financial data
    • Support services

Student Jobs Program

The Chancellor has approved the continuation of the Student Jobs Program for 2014-15.

  • There was a record 75 proposals submitted for the 2014-15 program
  • 43 proposals were approved, totaling 110 student positions
  • The funded positions include a mix of continuing and new proposals
  • For additional information, please visit the Student Jobs Website (intranet log-in required).
  • Please contact Jen Mans in the PARQ Office with any questions

State Budget Information

  • Please refer to the State Budget Updates and Information webpage for documents, communications and recent news coverage related to the state budget.

Contact Information:

Chancellor's Office
University of Wisconsin-Stout
712 South Broadway
325 Administration Building
Menomonie, WI 54751

Phone: 715-232-2441
Fax: 715-232-1416