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UWFox Announces Faculty, Staff Changes

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Rudd Named Associate Dean; Potash, Uschan, Warmbrunn Announce Retirements; Goral Named TriO Director; Rabe Appointed Interim Associate Dean Dr. Martin Rudd

Dr. Martin Rudd has been appointed the Associate Campus Dean at UWFox. Rudd had been serving as Interim Associate Dean since July 1, 2006. In his role as Associate Dean, he will continue to oversee the development of the curriculum, the staffing plan budget, course schedules, as well as the recruitment and retention of instructional academic staff for the second largest of the 13 UW Colleges campuses.

"I am delighted to have the opportunity to serve the faculty, staff and students in every way I can and hope that they come to see me with their ideas and suggestions," he said.

Rudd began teaching at UWFox in 2003 as an assistant professor of chemistry. He was appointed associate professor in 2006. He earned his B.Sc. degree (with Honors) and his Ph.D. from the University of Warwick (England). Rudd was a Royal Society European Science Exchange Program Fellow at the University of Bergen (Norway), and a Robert A. Welch Post Doctoral Fellow at Baylor University (Texas). He is a member of the American Chemical Society and a Chartered Chemist of the Royal Society of Chemistry. Dr. Thomas Pleger

Rudd succeeds Dr. Thomas Pleger, who was recently named by the UW System Regents and UW Colleges Chancellor Dr. David Wilson as Campus Executive Officer/Dean at the University of Wisconsin-Baraboo/Sauk County, after serving as the Interim CEO/Dean at that campus since July 1, 2006.

Pleger had been the Associate Dean at UWFox since August 2001. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology/Archaeology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and was appointed Assistant Professor of Anthropology/Archaeology at UWFox in 2000, becoming an Associate Professor in 2005. In his role at UW-Baraboo, Pleger will work closely with the UW Colleges central office staff in Madison to ensure that the campus continues to move forward in the implementation of current campus plans and priorities. Cari Goral

Carie Goral has been appointed as the director of the TRiO Educational Talent Search at UWFox. She will administer a 4-year $220,000-per-year federal grant designed to attract first generation and/or low income high school students to college. UWFox, together with the local school districts of Kaukauna and Menasha, have assembled a steering committee with a goal of enrolling 600 students in college over the course of the grant.

Goral came to UWFox from a similar position at UW-Parkside, where she administered a similar federal grant. She also has experience in working with AmeriCorps volunteers, Vista (Volunteers in Service to America) and student services. She received her M.S. degree from the University of Michigan. Dr. Marc Potash

Dr. Marc Potash, associate professor of psychology, has announced his retirement, effective at the end of the spring 2007 semester. Potash earned his Ph.D. at Carleton University (Ontario, Canada) and has been a faculty member at UWFox since 1977. He taught courses in Introductory Psychology, Life Span Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Adulthood and Aging, Statistical Methods in Psychology, and the Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence. Potash was named the UWFox "Teacher of the Year" in 1990. Rhonda Uschan

Rhonda Uschan, associate dean of student services, has announced her retirement, effective in mid-July, 2007. Uschan earned her M.P.A. degree from Kentucky State University, and has served as Director, and later Assistant Dean, of Student Services at UWFox since 1988. Prior to coming to UWFox, Uschan had been a staff member in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Office at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh for approximately seven years. Carla Rabe

Carla Rabe has been appointed the Interim Assistant Campus Dean for Student Services, effective July 1. Rabe had been the Assistant Director of Student Services, and has served in the Student Services Office at UWFox since 1994. She began her collegiate academic studies at UW-Washington County (West Bend) and earned her B.S. and her M.S. degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Rabe also served as the Interim Assistant Dean for Student Services at UW-Sheboygan from June through December 2005. Pat Warmbrunn

Pat Warmbrunn, library services assistant since 1980, retired effective May 31. Warmbrunn was responsible for the campus interlibrary loan program, book and research material acquisitions, and the campus′ library technical processing. She earned her B.S. degree from UW-Oshkosh.

Posted 06/06/2007