Wachter selected to lead UW-SuperiorDr. Renee Wachter, dean of the School of Business at Truman State University, to lead the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
By: University Relations, Superior Telegram
Dr. Renee Wachter, dean of the School of Business at Truman State University, to lead the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents announced their recommendation today. Following action by the full board on April 8, Wachter would step into her new leadership role on or about July 1.
Wachter joined Truman State University, in Kirksville, Missouri, in 2006, after serving as associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Business at Montana State University; and associate dean at the School of Business at University of Indianapolis. Previously, she was an assistant professor of management at Ball State University’s Miller College of Business, and director of the Groupware Computer Laboratory at Indiana University.
“Dr. Wachter is a very impressive educational leader — someone who is genuinely enthusiastic about UW-Superior, all of its strengths, and all of its potential,” Reilly said. “She has a distinguished record of successful service and senior-level leadership, and I am confident she is well prepared to lead UW-Superior to a bright future.
“She also brings a strong understanding of the role our UW institutions play as engines of growth for Wisconsin, and how we must work together to maximize that potential,” Reilly said.
Wachter holds a Ph.D. in Business from Indiana University, and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Kansas.
“During my visit to campus, it was clear that UW-Superior is a university on the move. I observed an abiding commitment from the staff, faculty, and administration for inclusive excellence in its outreach to students. I saw a curriculum framed by a core of liberal learning,” Wachter said.
“I also sensed a deep belief by all in the transformation of students to meet the challenges of a world that requires flexibility, technological savvy, and imagination. How could I not be impressed? I am honored and joyful to be able to join the UW-Superior team to continue with creativity and innovation the realization of the promise for an accessible, top-quality education; for sustained devotion toward the communities of northern Wisconsin; and for the development of research that is relevant to addressing economic issues,” Wachter said.