Chancellor Sorensen to retire

Speech Listening Session Malcolm Baldrige Award ceremony Charles and Toni Sorensen Commencement


Charles W. Sorensen’s tenure as chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Stout will go down in institution history as a quarter-century of steady, if not extraordinary, progress.

During his 26 years as UW-Stout’s leader, Sorensen directed a myriad transformative changes while strengthening the university’s historic and core missions of applied learning and career training.

Since 1988 when Sorensen arrived on campus, the number of academic program offerings has more than doubled, with key additions in the areas of engineering, science and art; the physical campus has been modernized and increased with 14 new, expanded and renovated buildings; and the university has received national recognition.

Sorensen announced his retirement Monday, Dec. 2, 2013. He began serving Aug. 15, 1988. His last day will be Aug. 15, 2014. 

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Charles W. Sorensen Endowed Scholarship

The Stout University Foundation Board of Directors has created an endowment fund to honor Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen's 26 years of outstanding and visionary leadership. The fund will provide at least one annual award based on the academic qualifications established by Chancellor Sorensen.

Gifts can be made to the scholarship fund online, or by mail to:

   Stout University Foundation
   320 S Broadway St.
   Menomonie, WI 54751