Scholarship fund established to honor Chancellor Sorensen
March 17, 2014
Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen will leave University
of Wisconsin-Stout Aug. 15, ending 26
years as the longest-serving leader in the university's history. A scholarship
fund being established in his name will ensure that his legacy carries on.
"The Stout University Foundation Board of
Directors has created a new endowment fund to honor Chancellor Charles W.
Sorensen upon his retirement from UW-Stout after 26 years of outstanding and
visionary leadership," said Mark Parsons, vice chancellor for Advancement and University
"This fund will be named the Charles W.
Sorensen Endowed Scholarship and will provide at least one annual award based
on the academic qualifications established by Chancellor Sorensen," Parsons
Current and former members of the foundation
and Alumni Association boards "are leading the way in making contributions to
endow this fund as soon as possible so that scholarship awards can begin to
help UW-Stout students achieve their career goals," he added.
The foundation board wanted to recognize
Sorensen for his "leadership, fundraising achievements and tireless work with
donors and alumni," Parsons said, as well as the philanthropy of Sorensen and
his wife, Toni Poll-Sorensen.
The Stout University Foundation had $2.3
million when Sorensen arrived, Parsons noted, and has grown to $47 million.
Gifts in honor of Sorensen's retirement can
be made to the scholarship fund at the Stout University Foundation website or by mail to Stout University Foundation 320 S. Broadway St., Menomonie, WI, 54751.
For further information, contact Jen
Rudiger, annual funding director for the foundation, 715-232-5151.