Message from the dean

Message from the dean

John S. Wesolek, DeanAs the university adopts the designation of “Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University,” it is important to establish that these programs will continue to evolve, as they have over the past 100-plus years.  The ac ademic future of UW-Stout will depend largely on how we move forward in developing new academic degrees. Programs that continue to be in high demand and provide our students with meaningful careers that serve societal needs must continue to be developed. On the drawing board in the College of Human Development are degrees in food packaging, gerontology, assistive
Since this great institution was founded there have been degree offerings in a general area of study known as domestic sciences. With initial studies related to early childhood and home economics, these programs have grown into at least 11 different related majors. I am proud to say that the current home of many of these majors is our College of Human Development.  
technology, culinary science and cognitive science. All of these offerings hold great potential for new and vital careers for Stout students of the future, and these programs will grow out of our many existing majors that uniquely fit the polytechnic moniker of UW-Stout.
High school students and many transfer students from Wisconsin, surrounding states and other nations have long come to our campus to enroll in our cutting-edge programs that prepare them for special careers. We have delivered on those dreams. Those successful alumni are the product of earning our specialized degrees. But, perhaps an even greater impact is the devoted and caring faculty and staff who have committed to the learning needs and growth of our students. And, I can assure all that as I continue to serve as a dean, that commitment to excellence will extend well into the new millennium. John S. Wesolek, dean                                                        

College of Human Development

Summer Outlook 2012