"Dr. Scukanec's tenure as dean has been marked by many accomplishments, the most visible of which is Centennial Hall," said Patricia A. Kleine, UW-Eau Claire provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. "She has promoted the importance of scholarly activity to effective teaching and championed the need for diverse perspectives in the professional preparation of the college's students."
In her new position, Scukanec will oversee all aspects of graduate education, including determining the feasibility of new graduate programs, searching for additional resources for graduate students and assessing current graduate policies.
Prior to coming to UW-Eau Claire, Dr. Scukanec served as interim dean and associate dean of the College of Graduate Studies at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant, Mich.
A national search will be conducted for Scukanec's replacement as dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences, Kleine said.