Dr. Abel Adekola Community Service

University of Wisconsin System Committees/Service


International Education Directors Committee, 2001- present

UW Council on International Education, 2000- present

UW-System Institute for Global Studies conference on Globalization and its Discontents: Implications for the Academy, Lake Geneva, October 29-31, 2000

UW-System Institute for Global Studies conference on Cultural Sensitivity or Cultural Subversive by the Institute for Global Studies, Wausau, September 26-28, 1999

Wisconsin Teaching Fellow, 1996

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University of Wisconsin-Stout Committees/Service


Chair, Faculty Senate, 2009-2010

Chancellor’s Advisory Council, 2008-2010

Member, UW-Stout Retention Committee, 2009

Member, Special Assistant to the Chancellor’s Search Committee, 2009

Vice Chair Faculty Senate, 2008-2009

Vice Chair, Search Committee for the Dean of the College of Management, 2009

  • Participated in designing job description, interview process of candidates and finally making recommendations to the Chancellor as to the committee decisions

Member, Search Committee for UW-Stout Center for Applied Ethics, 2008

  • Instrumental in drafting the Director position job description and the interview and selection of the Director, 2008

Member, Discovery Center Steering Committee, 2008

  • Participated in developing the proposed Center’s Mission Statement, Business Plan, Organizational Structure and leadership

Faculty Senate Representative, 2000-2003

Early Childhood Advisory Committee member, 2001-2006

Research Advisory Council, 2001-2004

Member, Professor Promotion Committee, 2001, 2003

Member, Associate Professor Promotion Committee, 2000

Presenter at the January 2000 Stout Professional Development Activities, 2000

Member, Search and Screen Committee, UW-Stout Communication, Education and Training Department, 1999

Member, UW-Stout Four-year Graduation Agreement Committee, 1998

Member, UW-Stout Personnel Policy Committee (Chair, Fall 1998), 1997-2000

Member, Design for Diversity Advisory Committee, 1997-1998

Member, UW-Stout Business of Science Degree in Service Management Program Committee, 1997-1999

Member, UW-Stout CTEM Governance Committee, 1996-1997

Afrikan Student Union, Faculty Advisor, 1996-2002

Member, Diversity Advisory Committee, 1996-2003

Member, Graduate Education Council, 1996-

Initiated link between UW-Stout and a representative of institutions of higher education in Venezuela for sending graduate students to US universities and in exploring links with Hospitality and Tourism Management, Engineering, Business and Distance Education. The Venezuelan government expensed World Bank money to fund links, 1996

Initiated link between UW-Stout and Southampton Institute, UK for Student Exchange and Distance Education Programs, 1996

Graduate Student Research Committee, 1995- present

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College of Management Committees/Service


Dean/Chairs Council - College of Management Advisory Council

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College of Technology, Engineering and Management Committees/Service


Department of Business Representative on the Governance Committee, 1996-1997

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Co-Curricular community Activities


Chippewa Valley Technical College, 2006 - present
Member, Business Management Program Advisory Committee

AfriCan Theatre Ensemble, Toronto, Canada, Member, Board of Directors, 2003 - present

Greater Menomonie Area Community Foundation, Member, Board of Directors, 1998-2002

Menomonie Methodist Church Finance Committee 1996- (Chair July 1999-June 2001)

Menomonie Lions Club International, 1996 - Present
(Serve as a member of following committees: fund raising; demolition derby; car for clunker)

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