UWM Chancellor Mark Mone celebrated UWM’s successes during his 2023 Plenary address and emphasized the importance of UWM employees refocusing their efforts on student success.
Three-quarters of the gift will be used to endow programs that enhance student success, such as emergency and retention grants, coaching, staffing and tools for advising. The remaining portion will provide support for scholarships.
UWM made a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the 2030 Initiative, and some of the efforts are beginning to show results.
UWM has partnered with Helios Consulting to launch a new effort aimed at helping students and recent grads learn skills and gain a foothold in the fast-growing human resources tech industry.
Wilkistar Otieno, Luke Olson and Belle Rose Ragins were all recognized recently by statewide organizations for their work.
UWM students should benefit from more access to advisors, more flexibility in course selection and a wider range of learning and research opportunities as a result of a realignment of some schools and colleges at the university.
In his annual plenary address, the chancellor said that the university is facing a number of challenges but is uniquely positioned to help solve many of the region’s problems.
The goal is to have all students complete some form of hands-on learning before graduation, including internships, clinical experiences, practicums, research, leadership roles and service learning.
UWM has forged partnerships with academic and industry partners aimed at increasing diversity in the workforce and driving economic prosperity in southeastern Wisconsin.
Makda Fessahaye, UWM’s new chief human resources officer, looks forward to helping the university move ahead on the 2030 Plan, particularly the efforts around diversity, inclusion and excellence.