Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Gail Scukanec to step down as dean, assume graduate studies oversight role

Gail Scukanec
Dr. Gail Scukanec, dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences at UW-Eau Claire, will step down from that position on July 15, 2014, and beginning July 16, 2014, she will serve in a part-time position focused on a study of the university's various graduate programs. Scukanec has served as dean of the College of Education and Human Sciences since 2007.
"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.