Outlook Magazine - Fall 2022

NEW CAMPUS LEADERS Five new administrators help guide the university into the future

Glendali Rodriguez was named provost and vice chancellor for Academic Affairs in fall 2021. She had been serving as the interim leader since August 2019. She has worked at UW-Stout since 2005, including as professor, department chair and associate provost. Rodriguez is a licensed pro fessional architect, with a bachelor’s fromYale University and a Master of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology. Erik Guenard was named vice chancellor for Business, Finance andAdministrative Services in fall 2021. He previously served as vice pres ident of Business Services at Gogebic Commu nity College in Ironwood, Mich. Guenard has a bachelor’s in accounting from UW-Superior and a master’s in business administration from Baker College. Quin Brooks was named the inaugural assistant chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in spring 2022. The EDI unit was established in 2021 to prioritize UW-Stout’s

commitment to EDI across the university community. Brooks was assistant dean of Diversity, Inclu sion, and Contemporary Student Services at Arkansas Tech University in Russellville,Ark. She has a Ph.D. in leadership studies from Carolina University in Winston-Salem, N.C.; a master’s in leadership and ethics from Spring Hill College in Mobile, Ala.; and a bachelor’s in communications from Troy University in Troy, Ala. Seth Hudson was named executive direc tor for Corporate Relations and Economic Engagement. He will direct the Discovery Center, including the Manufacturing Outreach Center, Stout Technology and Business Park, and other industry, research, technical assis tance and technology transfer efforts. Hudson was director of Economic and Stra tegic Development at Cedar Corporation in Menomonie. He has bachelor’s degrees in political science and economics from the Uni versity of Southern Maine.

Left to right, top to bottom; Glendali Rodriguez, Erik Guenard, Quin Brooks, Seth Hudson and Michael Huggins

Michael Huggins was named the strategic marketing officer in spring 2022. He leads the Marketing Communications office and over sees major initiatives related to the universi ty’s reputation, enrollment, fundraising and partnership development. Huggins was executive director of market ing and communications at the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law, formerly the John Marshall Law School. He holds a bache lor’s in English literature from UW-Madison and is completing a Master of Jurisprudence in intellectual property law at UIC Law.

ACADEMIC PROGRESS Cybersecurity, two other programs join academic program array

UW-Stout began the fall semester with three new academic programs. ABachelor of Science in cybersecurity is avail able on campus or online. The program will educate graduates to help meet high demand for professionals in the field while comple menting well-established computer and infor mation technologies programs that already have components of cybersecurity. UW-Stout also offers a minor, two certif icates and two concentrations related to cybersecurity. In addition, UW-Stout has a Cybersecurity Research and Outreach Center, which was

established in 2017 when the university was designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the National Security Agency and Department of Home land Security. UW-Stout was the first four year institution in Wisconsin to receive the designation. Other new programs are bachelor’s degrees in individualized studies, targeting adult, trans fer and re-entry students hoping to finish their degree; and an online version of the well-es tablished early childhood education program, also targeting nontraditional students.

Students at UW-Stout tackle a problem in a computer networking lab.


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