Announcement on Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies appointment
I'm pleased to announce that I've appointed Dr. Robin Fox as the Dean of the College of Education and Professional Studies. One of the first issues I heard about when coming to UW-Whitewater this past summer was her lengthy term as Interim Dean following a search which was failed under uncertain circumstances. After broad consultation and seeking out as much information as possible about both that search and her service, I came to the conclusion that both the College and the University would be best served by moving directly to an appointment as dean. As part of this conversation, Dean Fox agreed to an accelerated review timeline, with a full review to be held after 2 years rather than the customary 5 years. Thus there will be an opportunity for feedback from all members of the College after 2 years.
Dean Fox is widely considered to be a first-rate administrator, teacher, and scholar. I'm delighted that she has accepted this appointment.
I also want to make it clear that this unusual step was not taken lightly, and I don't anticipate making such a senior appointment without a completed search again during my tenure as Interim Chancellor.
Please join me in congratulating Dean Fox.
Jim Henderson, Ph.D.