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UWFox Promotes Three Faculty Members

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The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents recently announced that three Dr. Thomas Plegermembers of the University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley faculty have been promoted and received new titles reflecting the recognition of their teaching, service and scholarship activities.

Thomas Pleger, Ph.D. (Appleton), has been promoted to Associate Professor of Anthropology and Archeology with Tenure. Mary Skatrud (Appleton) has been promoted to Lecturer in the Department of Mathematics. Kristin Runge (Neenah) has been promoted to Lecturer in the Department of Communication and Theatre Arts.

Margaret Cleek, Ph.D., Interim Chancellor of the thirteen UW Colleges, commented that, "This promotion is a significant moment in the life of every teacher-scholar. All of the faculty and staff colleagues at the UW Colleges will continue to look upon these individuals as a source of creative energy. The UW Colleges continues to develop as a fine institution of higher learning because of the valuable contributions of faculty like this."

Mary SkatrudPleger received his B.S. in Political Science (with honors) from UW-La Crosse, later earning an M. A. in Anthropology and the Ph.D. in Anthropology / Archaeology, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He began at UWFox in 1998 and was appointed an Assistant Professor in 2000, teaching courses in anthropology and archeology. He is also the Associate Campus Dean.

Skatrud (left) earned her B.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and has been teaching courses in algebra, geometry, and mathematics at UWFox since 1995.

Runge (right) acquired her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Kristin RungePoint and an M.S. from Georgia State University. She has been teaching courses in business and public speaking at UWFox since 1999.

The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is one of the 13 campuses that comprise the UW Colleges, specializing in the freshman-sophomore curriculum. With a student body enrollment of nearly 1,700 students, UWFox now offers bachelor’s degree programs at the Menasha campus through collaborations with various baccalaureate campuses throughout the UW System.

Posted 6/23/2005