Outlook Magazine - Fall 2021

Enrollment, strategy leader New university unit led by new vice chancellor, Laura King

Laura King began work in June as UW-Stout’s new vice chancellor of Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives. King was vice president of Student Affairs at Saint Paul College, a community college in St. Paul that is part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. “Joining the University of Wisconsin-Stout is an honor,” King said. “My belief

“Dr. King’s experience developing and implementing strategic enrollment plans, overseeing accreditation and managing data collection and analysis processes positions her well to lead the new unit and advance UW-Stout’s mission as Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University,” Chancellor Katherine Frank said. King has a Ph.D. in educational policy and administration from the University of Minnesota; a M.S. Ed. in college student development and administration from UW-La Crosse; and a B.S. in music performance with a minor in biology from UW-River Falls.


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in the power of education, to change the lives of students and positively impact our communities, aligns with the spirit and commitment demonstrated in UW-Stout’s mission. I look forward to working with the campus community to focus on enrollment and student success.” King is providing leadership and strategic direction for the newly formed unit, which includes Admissions, Advisement Center, Financial Aid, Registration and Records, Stout Online, Professional Education, and Continuing Education.

Goal 3. Institutional Sustainability — achieve financial stability that systematically strengthens the university’s short-term and long- term financial, social and environmental outlook in a way that is transparent and responsible to the university’s mission.

Inside Stout will be recorded from a studio in Sorensen Hall with co-hosts Pam Powers and Rachel Hallgrimson, who work in MarCom, UW-Stout’s Marketing Communications office. Powers is a communications specialist, and Hallgrimson is the university’s social media coordinator. Occasional episodes or portions of them also may be recorded on location. New episodes, typically 20 to 30 minutes in length, will be available every other week during the fall and spring semesters. Watch the university’s news and social media outlets for announcements about and links to the latest episodes. Inside Stout also can be found on the podcast platform Buzzsprout, where episodes will be archived.

A new way to follow what’s happening at UW-Stout will be available this fall when the first universitywide podcast, Inside Stout, will debut. Inside Stout will feature recorded interviews with a variety of individuals from across the university community. Topics will include news, current events, trends, issues, personal stories, history and more. The goal of the podcast is to provide personal, in-depth accounts of life at Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University through the voices of students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends of the university.


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