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Dean Mark Clark Assumes
Graduate Studies Duties at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  June 13, 2003

EAU CLAIRE - Dr. Mark Clark, dean of the College of Professional Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, soon will add graduate studies to his list of responsibilities.

Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz announced today that Clark, who came to UW-Eau Claire in 2001, will take over responsibility for administration of graduate studies from Dr. Steven Tallant, associate vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Satz said the additional working title of dean of graduate studies is not a permanent addition to the position description and duties of the dean of the College of Professional Studies, but rather it is a specific reassignment of duties to a specific individual.

"Mark Clark has a decade of prior experience in the administration of graduate studies," Satz said. "His qualifications provide UW-Eau Claire with the opportunity to match his unique academic experience with the administration of our graduate studies program."

In his dean of graduate studies position, Clark will coordinate campuswide efforts to recruit and retain graduate students, chair the graduate council and graduate faculty meetings, and work closely with the director of continuing education to assist in providing leadership for graduate studies and continuing education.

Satz praised the efforts of Tallant as director of graduate programs and noted that this is one of several shifts in responsibilities taking place.

"During these difficult budget times, as administrative positions go unfilled, the university is continuously evaluating how best to divide responsibilities among administrators," Satz said.

For example, Tallant will add coordination of First Year Experiences to his duties, while Dr. Kimberly Barrett, incoming associate vice chancellor for student development and diversity, will be responsible for monitoring progress toward meeting the diversity goals of plan 2008, Satz said. In addition, the deans of the College of Business and the College of Arts and Sciences have been given the additional duty of working closely with both the dean of graduate studies and director of continuing education to help strengthen graduate programs at UW-Eau Claire.

The reassignment of duties is effective July 1, 2003.

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Updated: June 13, 2003