School of Education dean John Watzke has agreed to accept an additional appointment as Dean of the Graduate School, according to University president Rev. Mark L. Poorman, C.S.C. His appointment is effective immediately.
Watzke has ably led the School of Education (SOE) since 2010. During that time, the SOE has frequently been home to the University’s largest population of graduate students. He has successfully launched several community engagement programs, established a doctoral program, and built upon the SOE’s reputation for excellence. Recently, he led institutional efforts in support of Strategy B of UP’s strategic plan, “Vision 2020.” Strategy B focuses upon expanding the University’s relevant, excellent, and self-sustaining graduation education programs.
Please join the UP administration in thanking and congratulating John Watzke for accepting this additional responsibility to serve the UP community.