Message from Provost Johannes Britz: Update on Interim Dean – sent to UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington County faculty & staff on April 30, 2018

From: Provost Johannes Britz

To: UW-Waukesha and UW-Washington Counties faculty & staff

Date: April 30, 2018

Subject: Update on Interim Dean

Dear Colleagues,

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.

Take care,

Johannes Britz

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
WI, USA 53211
Tel: (414) 229 4501