School districts to be represented at Partnership for Success

December 2, 2013

Thirty-three administrators, counselors and school board members will be on campus from Boyceville, Chippewa Falls, Colfax, Eau Claire, Elk Mound, Menomonie and Stillwater, Minn. They will be joined by 15 UW-Stout students who graduated from their local high schools.

Partnership for Success includes a reception and dinner.A reception and dinner will be held at 5:45 p.m. in the Great Hall of the Memorial Student Center.

Regional school districts that graduate many students who later attend UW-Stout and have a close working relationship with the university are invited to participate as part of a program intended to strengthen collaborative relationships and to share information on college readiness and student outcomes.

The annual event was initiated, in part, due to a 2011 request by John H. Ashley, executive director of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, for each UW System campus to hold informational events for school board members in the region.

Representatives, including superintendents and principals, will hear updates and receive data on how their graduates are doing at UW-Stout in several areas, including retention rates, and learn how well their students were prepared for admission to the university.

UW-Stout students from the school districts also will be on hand to discuss their experiences on campus.

Speaking for UW-Stout will be Jackie Weissenburger, associate chancellor; Mary Hopkins-Best, dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; and Pam Holsinger-Fuchs, executive director of Enrollment Services.