As approved by the Faculty Senate, the College of General Studies will become a new academic college of UWM on July 1, 2018, pending HLC approval. If approval is received, I’ve asked Dr. Stephen E. Schmid to assume the role of Interim Dean.
Currently, Dr. Schmid is the Southeast Regional Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the UW Colleges. In this role, he oversees curriculum, instructional staffing, and student academic support services at UW Waukesha, UW Washington County, and UW Sheboygan. In addition, he serves as the Campus Administrator at UW Waukesha, where he works with campus staff in managing the day-to-day operations of the campus.
After completing his doctoral degree in philosophy 14 years ago at UW Madison, Dr. Schmid started with the UW Colleges at UW Rock County in Janesville, WI. Soon after promotion to associate professor, he moved into various leadership roles including associate dean for academic affairs. Holding that position prior to the UW Colleges’ regionalization, he gained broad experience serving on numerous teams engaged in the restructuring of the UW Colleges’ 13 campuses into its current four-region model. In the current restructuring process, he’s a member of a half dozen working groups at both UW Green Bay and UW Milwaukee.
From the Provost’s April 30, 2018 Monday Update