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July 28, 2008

Dock Named Acting Vice Chancellor, Will Retain COB Administrative Responsibilities

Dean DockUW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich has announced that Dr. V. Thomas Dock, dean of the College of Business, has agreed to serve as acting vice chancellor for administration, finance and facilities and will represent UW-Eau Claire in that capacity while continuing his duties as dean. Business services and internal audit functions of the university will report directly to Dock according to Levin-Stankevich.

“As the senior dean, Tom Dock has demonstrated tenacity in developing his college, a commitment to the university and engagement with our community," Levin-Stankevich said. "He will represent UW-Eau Claire very effectively in both system and legislative environments. His understanding of financial operations and business services will assure continued development of these areas as called for in our strategic plan.”

The change in administrative duties for Dock is one of several changes detailed in a transitional plan which delegates reporting lines and leadership for the vice chancellor position previously held by Andrew Soll. Soll recently accepted a position as vice president for finance and facilities at Salem State College in Salem, Mass. Under the transitional plan, the provost will assume temporary supervisory responsibility for the Financial Aid office and for Loss Prevention and Safety. The remaining offices and areas will report to the chancellor through executive staff designated to serve as liaisons with individual directors.

»View the transitional supervisory support outline

Major decisions will come to the chancellor for review during this interim period.

"We are very fortunate to have an extraordinarily talented and responsible set of directors in the administration, finance and facilities division,” said Levin-Stankevich. “While we desire to fill this vice chancellor position as soon as possible, I am confident in the continued excellent performance of our directors and the staff members in these units that are so critical to our daily operations and fiscal health.”

It is anticipated there will be no additional administrative costs associated with the plan, according to Levin-Stankevich.

"I will ask the search and screen committee to bring candidates to campus in the early fall with a target of having a new vice chancellor on campus by the beginning of spring semester," he said.

Source: UW-Eau Claire News Bureau