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UW-Eau Claire Hires Director for University Centers and Programs

RELEASED: Jan. 27, 2006

Charles FarrellEAU CLAIRE — An experienced administrator who has worked in student services for more than a decade has been appointed director of University Centers and Programs at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Charles F. Farrell will begin his director duties March 1. He replaces E. Mitchell Kilcrease, who resigned from the position in July 2005.

Farrell currently serves as associate director of campus and conference centers at the Illinois Institute of Technology, a position he has held since 2002. Prior to 2002, he held various leadership positions in student services at the University of Chicago.

"With Charles Farrell's extensive experience in different aspects of student services, I am confident he will serve UW-Eau Claire and its students well," said William Harms, associate vice chancellor student services.

As director of University Centers and Programs, Farrell will be responsible for managing and operating Davies Center, the University Arena and Schofield Auditorium. Farrell also will assume partial responsibility for managing and operating Hilltop Center and Crest Wellness Center. He will be responsible for the educational, social and cultural programs and services conducted in those and other campus facilities.

Farrell has a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and master's degrees from North Dakota State University and Loyola University of Chicago. He also anticipates earning a master's degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology this spring.

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