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The Chancellor's Office

A message from the chancellor

Every time I read UW-Eau Claire's mission statement, I'm struck by the inspirational and audacious tone that charts our course. We strive for excellence at UW-Eau Claire. It's the foundation of all we do and the culture we create. Not only does excellence continue to be our measure and our goal, but since I began serving as the eighth chancellor on July 1, 2013, I've challenged our campus to remember three guiding concepts as we go about our work: public good, audacity and joy.

Public good

It is our purpose to enhance the public good through the graduates we produce, and through the scholarship, research and service our faculty and staff provide to our communities.

Audacity

This is one of my favorite words and I use it often. To me it means that we should dare to lead as a university and not be shy to share our successes with the outside world.

Joy

Joy is about connecting to what really matters. It's about having the opportunity to think — and do — big things. I eagerly invite you to help me create a campus community that is defined by the joy of working together in a mission that will literally change the world.

Guidepost goals

Our Guidepost Goals are the driving force behind our plans for UW-Eau Claire’s future:

100%

of students participating in at least one high-impact learning experience

90%

of first-year students retained to their second year

50%

of students graduating within four years 

20%

enrollment of students of color, and elimination of the opportunity gap

Key initiatives

In support of our Guidepost Goals, we have created the 2025 Strategic Plan; Academic Master Plan; and Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity Plan. Read the details below.

Students make their way through Garfield avenue on lower campus.

Our 2025 Strategic Plan

The 2025 Strategic Plan is a vision of a bold future for UW-Eau Claire. Read about our commitment to the students of today and tomorrow.

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Commencement 2016

EDI reports and initiatives

The division of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion coordinates efforts to increase recruitment and retention of students and faculty of color and from all other marginalized groups, improving the campus climate to ensure higher levels of success for all.

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UREP Mayo in Rochester program, Megan Schleuster and Abhashek Chandra in the lab

A focus on collaborative research

A master collaborative research agreement between UW-Eau Claire and Mayo Clinic Health System enables new research collaborations between Mayo clinicians and Blugold faculty, staff and students to create outcomes that will positively impact patient care.

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Chancellor Schmidt announceing HPE partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Agreement

A public-private collaboration with Hewlett Packard Enterprise has increased UW-Eau Claire's supercomputing processing power and allows students and staff to engage in more high-performance, data-driven research.

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