On February 28, Acting Associate Dean Jasmine Alinder came as a guest of the UC on which she served until recently being appointed to her new position. She was thanked for her service and encouraged to run for UC again should she return to non-administrative status. The UC in particular will miss her informative reporting on the UC News.
UC Chair Reisel reported on various initiatives at the campus level. Chancellor Mone released a message reiterating UWM’s support for transgender students, even as the national government withdraws LGBT+-friendly guidance for educational institutions. The University is drafting a single web portal collecting information relevant to immigrants including DACA individuals. The University sold the under-utilized Cozzens-Cudahy center. The Integrated Support Services project detailed design kick-off reportedly had good attendance from stakeholders. Student leaders are meeting to protect programs currently served by allocable fees by moving them to non-allocable fees.
In other reports, faculty on the Strategic Position Control committee are working to make sure that financial decisions are indeed strategic. Several Dean searches are continuing; among these, the Letters and Science Dean Search Committee reduced a slate of thirty-two applicants to nine semi-finalists. Campus leaders are working with the INTO international recruitment firm to develop pathways that fit UWM’s unique situation.