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UW-Eau Claire Vice Chancellor Andrew Soll
to Leave for New Post at Salem State College

RELEASED: June 9, 2008

Andrew Soll
Andrew Soll

EAU CLAIRE — Andrew Soll, vice chancellor for business and student services at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has accepted a new position as vice president for finance and facilities at Salem State College in Salem, Mass.

Soll, who has served in his current position since July 1999, will leave UW-Eau Claire in mid-July and will begin his new duties July 20.

During his tenure at UW-Eau Claire, Soll has been responsible for financial management of the university, direction of general administrative functions and auxiliary operations, and all aspects of facilities planning and operation. He coordinated classroom and lab facilities improvements as well as major renovations of the Phillips Science Hall and McPhee Physical Education Center. In addition, he was instrumental in guiding successful student efforts for approval of the $49 million Davies Center redevelopment project as part of the 2007-09 state budget. He led the preparation of UW-Eau Claire's capital facilities development plan and has set the stage for development of the university's first comprehensive physical facilities master plan. The master planning process, a broadly participatory effort which will follow the directions set by the university's strategic plan, is set to begin this fall. He has represented the interests of the university and the students on numerous task forces and committees at the UW System level.

"Andy Soll has been a tireless leader dedicated to maintaining excellence at UW-Eau Claire in the face of difficult budget circumstances," said Chancellor Brian-Levin Stankevich. "His expertise in finance, facilities and overall university operations has been invaluable as UW-Eau Claire has dealt with tight budgets and limited funds to improve and maintain our operations and facilities."

In his new position, Soll will be responsible for all financial and budgeting functions and for facilities planning and operations at Salem State College, a comprehensive institution of more than 10,000 students, about 25 percent of whom are in graduate programs, located in the North Shore area of Boston.

"This has been a difficult decision for Bev and me," Soll said. "UW-Eau Claire is at a very exciting point in its development — with a newly published strategic plan and several major capital development projects just taking off. I hope my work these past nine years, with the expertise and effort of the outstanding staff supporting me, has positioned the campus to make great strides in the coming years. Be assured, we will be following your progress with great interest. Some part of us will always remain in Eau Claire."

Prior to joining UW-Eau Claire, Soll served as vice president for administration and finance at Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb. Soll began his career in the public sector in 1976 as budget analyst and later unit chief for higher education in the Illinois Bureau of the Budget. In 1980 he was named assistant vice president for business and finance and budget director at George Mason University. Four years later he was promoted to assistant vice president for planning and budget as well as budget director.

Concurrently with Soll's departure, his wife, Beverly, will leave her position as assistant director for University Centers at UW-Eau Claire. In that position, she has been responsible for management of the Activities and Programs office and has directed or coordinated such major campus events as the Viennese Ball, Cabaret, Artists Series, Forum, commencement. In Salem, she will pursue a variety of endeavors as a professional musician, including performing, teaching, research and writing.

"On behalf of the university community, I want to thank Andy and Beverly Soll for their many contributions to UW-Eau Claire and wish them the very best as they begin this new chapter of their lives," Levin-Stankevich said.

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