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EDPA alum named as provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-Superior

Dr. Faith Hensrud earned an Ed.D. in educational policy and administration in 2001 through the Leadership Academy program. The Leadership Academy was a doctoral studies cohort program that prepared leaders to develop advanced skills and knowledge needed to provide educational leadership in an increasingly complex environment. The now defunct program was administered through the Departments of Educational Policy and Administration (EDPA) and Work and Human Resource Education (WHRE). In 2009 these two departments merged to form the Department of Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development (OLPD).

Dr. Faith Hensrud, a long-time faculty member and academic leader at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, has been named the university's Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs.

"Dr. Hensrud has a record of great accomplishment, not only at UW-Superior but also in business and in the military. She has been an outstanding leader, working with great professionalism to deal with a number of issues, performing admirably in her two years of service in the role of interim provost," said Chancellor Renée Wachter. "We are looking forward to her continuing contributions to the advancement of our university. It is clear that she has already earned a high level of respect from campus and external constituencies."

As Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Hensrud serves as the university's chief academic officer. She will manage an academic affairs budget of $13 million and provide oversight for 12 academic departments, 130 faculty members, and three research centers. She has held the position on an interim basis since 2010.

Read the full article from the UW-Superior News.

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