Vol. 52, No. 32Seventeenth Week • Spring Semester • May 16, 2005

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New administrative appointments:

Michael Weil

Robert Sutton

David Sprick

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Administrative appointments announced
Michael Weil, associate dean for student affairs and special projects, College of Arts and Sciences: Michael Weil, a tenured professor in the UW-Eau Claire biology department, has been named associate dean for student affairs and special projects in the College of Arts and Sciences. He will begin his new position June 1. Weil replaces Wilma Clark, who will retire July 1 as associate dean emerita of student affairs and graduate studies in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Weil will have responsibility and decision-making authority in student-related academic matters. He will plan and conduct ongoing professional development for faculty and chairs in academic advising and other areas. He will also plan, develop, implement, and assess special projects assigned by the dean.

Weil joined the UW-Eau Claire biology faculty in 1979. He received his bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and his master's degree and doctorate in biology from St. Louis University. He has taught a wide variety of biology undergraduate courses as well as a graduate seminar and has directed independent studies for 36 UW-Eau Claire students. His past and ongoing research, focused largely on reproduction in invertebrates, particularly amphibians and reptiles, has been published in numerous professional journals, and he has presented his research results at professional meetings nationwide.

Weil, a pre-med adviser for the past 14 years, has taken a special interest in advising students during his tenure at UW-Eau Claire. He has mentored students in individual research projects, taught field courses in other regions of the country and served for six years as the summer orientation adviser for biology.

Weil served as the biology department chair from 1997 to 2003. He also has participated in numerous campus and departmental committees. In particular, he was chair of the Physics and Astronomy Internal Review Committee, the International Education Advisory Committee, Phillips Hall Remodeling Committee, Phillips Hall Building Committee and Communication and Journalism Internal Review Committee. Go to top of page

Robert Sutton, associate dean of the College of Business: Robert Sutton, professor of marketing and chair of the department of management and marketing, will be the new College of Business associate dean. He begins his new position Aug. 1, when he will replace associate dean Dale A. Johnson, who will retire in July as associate dean emeritus of the College of Business.

As associate dean, Sutton will be the chief academic officer of the College of Business. He will coordinate the college's accreditation and assessment processes and work closely with the college's strategic planning and curriculum committees, Center for Leadership, Entrepreneur Program and International Business Programs. Sutton also will continue to teach marketing research courses for the department of management and marketing.

Sutton came to UW-Eau Claire in 1980 as an assistant professor of marketing. He has taught courses in marketing principles, marketing research and quantitative analysis. From 1991 to 1994, he was the academic coordinator for the department of business administration. In 1994, Sutton was named chair of the department of management and marketing.

Sutton holds a doctorate in marketing and statistics from the University of Iowa. He has an undergraduate degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Go to top of page

David Sprick, director of University Police: David Sprick has been named director of University Police at UW-Eau Claire. He has served as interim director of University Police since February 2004.

Among other duties, Sprick will manage, supervise and evaluate the university's 12-person police/security unit; develop and implement internal policy and control including all criminal investigations conducted on university property; coordinate the enforcement of state statutes, rules and regulations and county and city laws/ordinances as they pertain to UW-Eau Claire; monitor current legislation and developments in the field of protective services, and evaluate and research those developments for impact on UW-Eau Claire; and direct the protective services strategic planning operations for major campus events.

Sprick, who received his law enforcement certification from Chippewa Valley Technical College and a business administration degree from UW-Eau Claire, joined the University Police as a security officer in 1981. He later served as a police officer, police sergeant and police lieutenant before his appointment as interim director of University Police.

His university service has included membership on numerous campus committees, among them the Alcohol Education Advisory Committee, the Advisory Committee on Accessibility Issues for Persons with Disabilities, the Homecoming Planning Committee and the National Youth Sports Program Advisory Committee. He also is a member of the International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators, the Chippewa Valley Technical College Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, the West Central Drug Task Force and the Sexual Assault Registration Program Committee, and he is a part-time instructor at the Chippewa Valley Technical College Law Enforcement Academy. Go to top of page

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