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UWFox Launches Search for Campus Executive Officer/Dean

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Campus seeks successor to Jim Perry

Ray CrossRay Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has appointed a search advisory committee to recommend a new campus executive officer/dean for the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley.

UWFox is seeking a CEO/dean to succeed Jim Perry, who retired in February after 18 years as head of the campus.  Andy Keogh currently serves as the interim CEO/dean.  The campus executive officer and dean serves as both the chief operating officer and chief academic officer of the campus, and also represents the campus in the community. 

The search committee will be chaired by Pam Massey, associate professor of health, exercise science and athletics and the campus’ athletic director. The other members include: Steve Bloedow, financial specialist; Karen Dickrell, department head, Outagamie County UW Cooperative Extension; Barb Kelly, vice president, UW-Fox Valley Foundation; Andy Keogh, interim CEO/dean; Rachel Knighten, assistant professor of world languages; Rhys Kuzdas, student representative; Steve Sheehan, associate professor of history; and George Waller, senior lecturer in political science.

Local and national advertising for the position will start in May. Cross said finalists would visit the campus after classes resume in the fall to meet with faculty, staff, students and community members.

UWFox  is one of the 13 campuses and one on-line campus that comprise the UW Colleges, and one of 26 campuses in the University of Wisconsin System.  UWFox offers which offer an Associate Degree in Arts and Science and prepares students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs.  UWFox also offers five bachelor’s degrees through collaborations with three different UW System four-year campuses, with all classes offered at the Menasha campus.

UWFox enrolled a record 1,814 students in fall, 2010. UW Colleges and UW-Extension are separate institutions headed by a single chancellor and administrative staff. 

For more information about the search process or search committee, contact Dave Hager, director of University Relations at UWFox, 920-832-2611 or email david.hager@uwc.edu.  More information about UWFox can be found at www.uwfox.uwc.edu.

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Posted 4/5/2011