Rodriguez named provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs

Chancellor announces selection of leader, who has been in interim role since 2019
New Provost Glendali Rodriguez presides over a recent commencement ceremony. She has been interim provost since 2019.
​Jerry Poling | November 4, 2021

A new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs has been named at UW-Stout.

Glendali Rodriguez was announced Thursday, Nov. 4, by Chancellor Katherine Frank, culminating a national search process.

Rodriguez has been serving as interim provost since August 2019. She has worked at UW-Stout since 2005 in various capacities, including professor, department chair and associate provost.

I am delighted that Glendali Rodriguez will be serving as the new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs. Glendali is deeply committed to UW-Stout's identity and mission as Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University,” Frank said.

Glendali Rodriguez, UW-Stout's new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs
Glendali Rodriguez, UW-Stout's new provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs / UW-Stout

“Her academic training, history at UW-Stout, and ability to think both critically and innovatively across not only Academic Affairs, but the entire university are valuable assets as we continue to advance FOCUS2030, the university’s new 10-year strategic plan,” Frank said.

FOCUS2030 was launched in May.

Rodriguez is a licensed professional architect, with a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology.  

I am excited to serve as the next provost for UW-Stout. Since becoming a member of the community in 2005, I have developed a sense of pride in Stout — its employees, the students, our professional and community partners — and our amazing dedication to fostering success. It’s an honor to lead the Academic Affairs division,” Rodriguez said.

“I am confident that through partnerships, creative problem-solving and strong leadership we can meet the FOCUS2030 goals. Our shared institutional values will serve as our guide, and I am ready to lead our important work as Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University.”  

The Provost's Office oversees the Division of Academic Affairs, which includes:

  • Career Services
  • College of Arts, Communication, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences
  • College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Management
  • Graduate School
  • Honors College
  • Nakatani Teaching and Learning Center
  • Office of International Education
  • Office of Research and Sponsored Programs
  • University Library

Frank thanked the search committee, led by Dean of Students Sandi Scott, for its leadership and thanked the campus community for its “engaged participation in the search process.”

###


Students design sustainable packaging in sponsored collaborative course

Six teams find potential real-world solutions for Great Northern Corp.

Computer science senior founds local game design business

Datz is looking to release Flying General Games’ first title in July

Expanded lab, new printers help bring art, design students’ work to life

School of Art and Design students have a new hub at University of Wisconsin-Stout — the expanded, upgraded Digital Process Lab.