First ‘Chats with the Chancellor’ held; engineering update

Our first chatchat

I was very pleased with the turnout of nearly 50 people at our first “Chats with the Chancellor” last week. I received a lot of great comments and interesting questions and even became aware of some new issues.

That is the essential value of these chats, which really are town hall meetings: They keep the lines of communication open between the campus and my office. We have a lot of great ideas on campus and need to use every means possible to bring them out.

We will have our next chat at 11:15 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 9, in the Memorial Student Center. Stop in for a chat before eating the glorious Holiday Buffet!


A pivotal time for engineering at UW-Stout

As most people know, we have been pursuing three additional engineering programs to add to our current three programs. This effort goes back to before I became chancellor in August.

Now, apparently, it looks like things might be coming to a head. The Education Committee of the Board of Regents is scheduled to review our plans Thursday, Dec. 4, and I have been asked to make a presentation to the committee. This doesn’t mean the issue will be resolved. It does mean that maybe we are heading to a resolution.

I’m sorry I can’t be more definitive than that right now, but it is an evolving process. I will be sure to keep the campus updated when we know more.