Alumnus, WITC president to present as CTE Executive in Residence

March 20, 2014

Alumnus Bob Meyer will be the Career and Technical Education Executive in Residence Wednesday and Thursday, March 26-27, at UW-Stout.

Meyer is president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, which is based in Shell Lake and has campuses in Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake and Superior. He has bachelor's and master's degrees from UW-Stout in 1980 and 1983.

Bob MeyerMeyer will give a presentation, "The Gift of Leadership," at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 26, in room 210 of the Applied Arts Building.

During the two days, Meyer also will meet with officials from the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences, the School of Education, Discovery Center, Fab Lab and the Center for Applied Ethics, as well as student leaders in career and technical education.

One of the goals of the Executive in Residence program is to "inspire, motivate and showcase career successes of graduates of UW-Stout," said Carol Mooney, director of the CTE doctorate program.

The program is sponsored by the career and technical education programs and School of Education.

The CTE programs are outgrowths of one of UW-Stout's first majors, industrial education, dating to the early 1900s. The CTE master's program has been offered for 75 years, since the Graduate School opened in 1935. UW-Stout began offering a doctorate in CTE in October; it's the university's first doctoral program. UW-Stout also offers an education specialist degree in CTE.