Bomar appointed dean of university’s new STEMM college

By University of Wisconsin-Stout
May 14, 2016
Chuck Bomar talks with students about their research at the spring STEM Student Expo.

Photo: Chuck Bomar talks with students about their research
at the spring STEM Student Expo.

 Chuck Bomar has been appointed dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management at the University of Wisconsin-Stout beginning July 1, following a national search, Provost Patrick Guilfoile announced.

Bomar serves as dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. The dean search was necessitated by the reorganization of UW-Stout’s colleges, resulting in the number of colleges being reduced from four to three. The reorganization saved taxpayers and students $360,000.

“I feel very fortunate that Chuck Bomar has accepted the position of CSTEMM dean at UW-Stout,” Guilfoile said. “His knowledge of the institution and his deep understanding of the role of the dean in fostering student success will help us navigate our current budget challenges and allow UW-Stout to further advance its mission as a distinguished polytechnic institution.”

Chuck BomarBomar said his short-term goal would be to “develop cohesion among the many talented faculty and staff in the new college. This opportunity allows us to explore and develop courses and programs to meet the dynamic workforce needs in the region.”

In the long term, Bomar said, “I want us to be a nationally recognized polytechnic university that is known for innovation.”

That would have to be accomplished, Bomar said, while “effectively managing shrinking budgets in programs that provide students quality hands-on classroom experiences that allow them to be career ready upon graduation.”

Bomar earned his doctorate in entomology from the University of Wyoming in 1993 and began at UW-Stout as an assistant professor of biology in 1994. He has served as director of the Bachelor of Science program in applied science and chair of the biology department, as well as interim dean.

Bomar, a Fulbright Scholar in 2004, was the university’s Researcher of the Year in 1999 and received an outstanding teacher award in 2007. He is an expert in the entomology of grasshoppers and a co-author of the 2005 publication "Guide to the Grasshoppers of Wisconsin."

Guilfoile also expressed his appreciation of Abel Adekola, dean of the College of Management who is retiring from UW-Stout.

The new STEMM college will encompass the following departments and majors:

  • Biology (B.S. applied science, B.S. environmental science, P.S.M. conservation biology)
  • Chemistry and physics
  • Engineering and technology (B.S. computer engineering, B.S. engineering technology, B.S. manufacturing engineering, B.S. mechanical engineering, B.S. packaging, B.S. plastics engineering, M.S. manufacturing engineering)
  • Mathematics, statistics and computer science (B.S. applied mathematics and computer science, B.S. game design and development-computer science, P.S.M. industrial and applied mathematics)
  • Military science

The new college also will include the School of Management:

  • Business (B.S. business administration, B.S. retail merchandising and management, B.S. supply chain management)
  • Operations and management (B.S. apparel design and development, B.S. construction, B.S. management, B.S. sustainable management, M.S. construction management, M.S. operations and supply management, M.S. risk control, M.S. sustainable management, M.S. training and human resource development)



Bottom Photo: Chuck Bomar