As usual, it has been a busy semester and we know this is a busy time of year. I hope that end-of-semester activities are going smoothly and we look forward to seeing everyone at commencement on Saturday! It is an important opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of our students and the support they have received from the faculty and staff here. We are also proud that this will be the first-ever commencement at UW-Whitewater where doctoral degrees will be conferred — we have 10 candidates graduating from our Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) program.
We wish you all a restful and relaxing winter break. For those of you on one of our 22 LEAP teams, we will see you in the workshops January 3-4 or 9-10! Thanks to the over 100 people who signed up to participate in this year’s LEAP workshops, which include a workshop on Growth Mindset. We have a few new LEAPers joining us — a team from the State University of New York at Geneseo, as well as a group of our new colleagues from UW-Rock County. We are so excited to have them here. We know lots of good work will happen as a result of these teams and their dedication to the success and well-being of our students.
Susan Elrod, Ph.D.
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs