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UW Richland Regional Administrative Model

UW-Richland and the 12 other member campuses of the UW-Colleges are currently undergoing a major change in how they are managed.

As a result of a quarter-billion dollar budget cut – the largest such reduction in history – the UW-Colleges are implementing a regional administrative model. That means the 13 campuses will be grouped into four regions, with one Executive Officer/Dean per region. The Richland Center campus will be joined by UW-Rock County and UW-Baraboo/Sauk County to form the Southwest Region. Dr. Charles Clark will assume the role of Regional Executive Officer/Dean effective January 1st.

There are a handful of long-term goals that Dr. Charles Clark hopes to accomplish in his new role, the first of which is growing enrollment in the bachelor's degree programs offered at the 2-year schools.

Clark's second goal for the region's campuses is to grow their international student enrollment. The relationship between the UW-System's 2-year and 4-year schools has developed over the last several years, however Dr. Charles Clark said he'd like to create a stronger relationship between the admissions process at the campuses. Clark's fourth long-term goal as he enters his term as the Southwest Regional Dean is one that rests squarely on his shoulders. That is maintaining the strong relationships with the communities where the campus's reside.

The Campus Executive Officers/Dean positions under the present administrative set-up will be eliminated effective December 31st. As of January 1st, the individual campuses will be under day-to-day direction by newly-created Regional Associate Deans/Campus Administrators. UW-Richland will be lead by Tracy White – who is presently the Dean at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County.