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UW-Eau Claire Names Dr. Karen Havholm
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research

RELEASED: May 4, 2007

Dr. Karen Havholm
Dr. Karen Havholm

EAU CLAIRE — Dr. Karen Havholm has been named assistant vice chancellor for research and director of the Center of Excellence for Faculty/Student Research Collaboration at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Steve Tallant announced today.

Havholm, who has served as interim assistant vice chancellor since February 2006, was appointed to the position following a national search process, Tallant said.

"Dr. Havholm has demonstrated leadership that has enhanced our already highly successful faculty/student undergraduate research collaboration program," Tallant said. "Her enthusiasm and expertise have helped grow the overall number of collaborative research projects as well as increase external funding awarded to the university."

Havholm's long-standing involvement with research at UW-Eau Claire will be an invaluable asset to students and faculty engaged in research, Tallant said. As assistant vice chancellor, Havholm will direct the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, which assists faculty, academic staff and administrators in obtaining internal and external funding.

"Undergraduate research is one of UW-Eau Claire's marks of excellence and I am honored to be selected to direct this nationally recognized program," Havholm said.

Havholm, a professor of geology, joined UW-Eau Claire in 1993. At UW-Eau Claire, she has worked on faculty-student research collaborations that have won awards at the regional and national levels. She is active with the National Association of Geoscience Teachers, serving as its president and chair of its distinguished speakers program.

Havholm received her bachelor's degree in geology from The College of Wooster in Ohio and her master's degree and doctorate in geology from the University of Texas at Austin.

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