University of Wisconsin-Platteville Interim Chancellor Dr. Tammy Evetovich, along with Interim Provost Dr. Wayne Weber, shared updates at a Campus and Community Leadership Listening Session at UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County today.
Weber highlighted recent initiatives, including new programming added in recent years to better meet the needs of the students, community and local workforce. In 2022, the first bachelor’s degree program – a Bachelor of Business Administration in management – was launched on the Baraboo Sauk County campus, allowing students to complete the four-year degree while remaining in Baraboo. The year prior to this, UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County launched a partnership with UW-Stout to offer a new associate degree in hospitality and tourism, which was developed with the area tourism partners and is centered on the Baraboo Sauk County campus. These new offerings join expanded specialized associate degree programs in food and agriculture and pre-engineering that launched in 2020 and 2021.
“We have seen how these new programs have provided valuable points of access to higher education for students, while also meeting the needs of the local workforce,” said Chancellor Evetovich. “We are looking forward to continuing to listen and respond to the needs of this region and explore opportunities for additional programs.”
Chancellor Evetovich expressed her gratitude for the City of Baraboo and Sauk County, who have continuously been strong partners and collaborators. Most recently, these partners exchanged ideas to upgrade the R.G. Brown Theater and the Art classroom. The project would add much needed space on campus and also offer an asset to the community.
“It’s clear that UW-Platteville Baraboo Sauk County plays a vital role in this region and we look forward to building on our partnerships and past successes,” said Chancellor Evetovich.