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Dean's Welcome

Dean of Graduate Studies — Susan CramerWe live in the most interesting of times. Change is happening all around us at a pace in ways previously unimaginable. While such change is scary to many, it also creates great opportunities for those willing to accept the challenge and envision a better future.

Graduate students, faculty and programs at UW Oshkosh have been accepting this challenge for more than 50 years. Our mission is to foster scholarly activities that develop leaders who think creatively and analytically, create knowledge and apply knowledge to real problems thereby contributing to the intellectual vitality of our communities. We are people who make a difference! We are business leaders, executive directors, managers, health care professionals, educators, researchers, social workers, counselors, communication experts and more. With more than 13,000 alumni, we are nearly everywhere. Are you ready to join us? Are you ready to push yourself to the next level? Are you ready to invest in yourself? If so, come look at what we have to offer. Or, suggest new areas that we might explore together. Our programs are continually evolving to share today's needs.

It is my pleasure to serve as Dean of Graduate Studies. As a long-time educator and graduate program coordinator it is now exciting to turn my energies to promoting and advocating for ALL graduate opportunities here at UW Oshkosh. If you have ideas, or great stories about your experiences here at UW Oshkosh, I'd enjoy hearing from you. Please contact me at

Susan Cramer, Ph.D.