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Program to feature alumna, Fox Valley Technical College president

March 5, 2013

 Susan May, president and chief executive officer for Fox Valley Technical College, will be on campus Tuesday and Wednesday, March 12- 13.
Susan May
May earned a B.S. degree in home economics education and an M.S. in vocational education administration from UW-Stout.

She has been at Fox Valley Technical College, based in Appleton, since 1983 in various positions and was appointed president and CEO in July 2008.

The schedule for Tuesday is:
•   1:30 p.m.: Meet with program directors in School of Education
•   2:30 p.m.: Campus tour
•   4 p.m.:   Open session, with May presenting “From the Teacher to the President”

The schedule for Wednesday is:
•   8 a.m.: Meet with student leaders, breakfast with advisers
•   9:15 a.m.: Meet with students and Center for Applied Ethics leaders to discuss situational leadership, ethics and opportunities
•   10:20 a.m.: Meet with students in a STEM Ed class taught by Program Director David Stricker to discuss the future of technology and technical education opportunities
•   11:45 a.m.: Lunch with Chancellor’s Advisory Council

The program, sponsored by the career and technical education programs and School of Education, was developed to inspire and motivate students in the field by showcasing successful alumni.

The undergraduate program is an outgrowth of one of UW-Stout’s first majors, vocational education. The CTE master’s program has been offered for 75 years, since the Graduate School opened in 1935.

In February the UW System approved a doctorate degree in career and technical education, marking the university’s first doctoral degree.

The CTE programs at UW-Stout are the only such majors offered in the UW System. For more information, go to

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