MAILED: May 12, 2000
Dr. Margaret Dwyer and Dr. Steven Tallant have been appointed to the administrative team at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Each will serve as an associate vice chancellor in the Office of Academic Affairs.
Provost and Vice Chancellor Ronald Satz announced the appointments, following an internal search for candidates.
"Meg and Steve both bring tremendous enthusiasm, energy and commitment to UW-Eau Claire to their new positions. They are committed to working in our university's shared governance environment to improve communication, to emphasize collaboration and teamwork, and to enhance Academic Affair's efficiency and effectiveness in serving students, faculty and staff," Satz said.
Dwyer, who most recently served as interim associate vice chancellor for two years, will be responsible for Information and Technology Management including the supervision of Computing and Networking Services, the McIntyre Library, the Copyright Office and the Media Development Center. She will coordinate the planning and implementation of Web-based learning and services as well as other distance education activities. As coordinator of the Academic Affairs budget, she will assist with strategic planning analysis, the compensation plan and differential tuition. She also will assist with professional development initiatives including the Network for Excellence in Teaching, the Center for Instructional Technology and Innovation, and instructional design. She will monitor and coordinate the orientation of new students, the First Year Experience program, course availability, retention and responses to student and parent inquiries as well as serve as the provost's liaison to Academic and Career Services. Her appointment is effective May 10.
Dwyer holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University, an MBA from UW-Eau Claire, a master of accountancy degree from UW-Madison and a doctorate in accounting from UW-Madison. She served two years as associate dean of the College of Business and last year received the Student Advocacy Award from the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate.
Tallant, an associate professor of social work since 1994, will facilitate new academic program and certificate development, interdisciplinary collaboration and curricular innovations at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He will supervise Continuing Education, Community Information and Registration Nights and other programming for non-traditional students, and serve as the director of graduate programs. He will assist the provost in personnel matters including the recruitment, interviewing, orientation and retention of new faculty; assist in the review of recommendations for appointment, retention, tenure and promotion of faculty; and serve as a resource person for department chairs and others on all matters concerning faculty personnel issues. He also will supervise and coordinate instructional support services including the Admissions Office, the Honors Program, the Center for International Education, Records and Registration, and Service-Learning. He will monitor progress toward meeting the university's diversity goals, oversee the Office of Loss Prevention and Safety and monitor the administration of Athletics. His appointment is effective June 10.
Tallant's administrative experience includes 14 years as director of major social work centers in Colorado, South Dakota, Illinois, Portugal, Mississippi and Washington, D.C. He holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Florida, a master's degree in social work from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in social welfare from UW-Madison. He was the recipient of the 1999 Excellence in Teaching Award at UW-Eau Claire.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 12, 2000