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Bill Wresch

Bill Wresch has been named the new associate dean for the College of Business (COB) at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

As associate dean, a new administrative role for the College, Wresch will assist the dean in providing leadership and guidance for the departments and programs in the college. Wresch also will be responsible for encouraging and supporting the continuous improvement of program quality, as well as student recruitment and retention, program promotion, and oversight of the student services area.

“I’m excited to move into this new administration position. It aligns very well with my past administrative experience and adds some new dimensions that I’m looking forward to being involved with, especially involvement with the AACSB accreditation process,” said Wresch. “We are the business education leaders in the Fox Valley, and I’m pleased to be in a position to help the college continue to grow and improve.”

Wresch has been with UW Oshkosh COB as a management of  information systems professor since 2001, and has served as the associate dean for undergraduate programs for the College since 2005. Wresch also has served as associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University prior to that.

“Throughout his tenure with the College of Business, Wresch has shown a clear passion for education and an unwavering dedication to students and the college,” said Bill Tallon, dean of COB. “I look forward to working with Dr. Wresch as we move into the new academic building and continue to improve our current academic programs and develop new opportunities for students, faculty and the community.”

Wresch serves on the board of Clarity Care, has been a board member for the local Habitat for Humanity chapter and has been active in Rotary International, including serving as district governor for southwestern Wisconsin. He was awarded the Thrivent Professor of Business award in 2010 and Outstanding Graduate Faculty in 2009. Wresch earned his Pd.D. in education from the University of Wisconsin–Madison in 1983.

The College of Business at UW Oshkosh is recognized for delivering excellence in business education, serving more than 1,850 undergraduate students and more than 400 graduate students. The college is accredited by AACSB International – the “gold standard” for accreditation.

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Amy Pinkston, College of Business, submitted this announcement. Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to contribute calendar items, campus announcements and other good news to UW Oshkosh Today.