Members of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh campus community, Oshkosh area leaders, key donors and friends of the University will collaborate, innovate and celebrate at the UW Oshkosh Foundation’s fifth-annual Report to the Community Breakfast, Oct. 8, in the Student Recreation and Wellness Center.
At 7:30 a.m., Chancellor Richard H. Wells will welcome guests and introduce UW System President Kevin Reilly. Following President Reilly’s remarks, the recipient of the fourth Collaboration in Action Leadership Award, which recognizes the vital collaborations between the business community and the University, will be announced. The award acknowledges a leader in the New North whose efforts have impacted educational, cultural and economic changes throughout the region.
Previous recipients of the Collaboration in Action Leadership award include J. J. Keller, Affinity Health System and Door County Government.
The keynote speech will be provided by UWO journalism and political science alumnus Jim VandeHei ’95, co-founder of The Politico, one of the nation’s leading sources of political news and commentary. VandeHei, who was selected to serve on the Pulitzer Prize Board in 2009, will focus on the current political outlook.
VandeHei will be available for media interviews from 9 to 9:30 a.m. He also will give his presentation to the campus community from 9:30 to 10:20 a.m. in Reeve Union Theatre.
UW Oshkosh Foundation President Arthur Rathjen will give closing remarks. Following the breakfast — and in conjunction with a visit from the UW System Board of Regents — a ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held for the University’s new Student Success Center, which provides the University’s 13,500 students with a single destination for student advising, career services, counseling, tutoring and learning assistance. Tours will begin at 3:30 p.m., with the dedication ceremony at 4 p.m.
For more information about the UW Oshkosh Foundation, visit www.uwosh.edu/foundation.