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Meet Our Leadership

Chancellor Bob Meyer and Provost Patrick Guilfoile
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Chancellor Bob Meyer

Welcome from Chancellor Meyer

Please accept my warmest greetings to the University of Wisconsin-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University. I hope you find it as special as I do.

We take pride in many things at UW-Stout: our polytechnic designation, winning the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, our eStout laptop program, the modern facilities, our partnerships with business and industry and our growing enrollment. But nothing means more than the tremendous success our students have after graduating — 97% of our graduates are working within six months of leaving campus, and 80% of them are in their field of study.

If you are a prospective student or family member, please look at our impressive array of programs. They have been developed to provide our graduates with the best chance to succeed in the workplace. UW-Stout also offers the most online courses in the UW System.

Chancellor's Cabinet

The Chancellor's Cabinet is an extension of the Chancellor's Office. It exists as a means for discussing various matters concerned with the university's welfare.


  • To provide opportunity for the Chancellor to discuss matters with administrators of each division in a context where interrelationships among the divisions can be explored
  • To develop plans for carrying out university policies and procedures
  • To provide a sounding board for the Chancellor on university matters
  • To provide an opportunity for members of the Chancellor's Cabinet to bring forth issues


  • Chancellor
  • Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
  • Chief Human Resources Officer and Sr. Special Assistant
  • Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Student Life Services
  • Vice Chancellor for University Advancement and Marketing
  • Assistant Chancellor for Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality
  • Assistant Chancellor for Learning & Information Technology and Chief Information Officer
  • Executive Director of University Communications and Federal Relations
Provost Patrick Guilfoile

Welcome from Provost Guilfoile

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in UW-Stout. With our focus on applied learning, career preparation, and collaboration, students graduate from our institution ready for their next steps in work and life. We offer a wide array of specialized programs, and work closely with business, industry, and non-profit institutions to ensure our curriculum is up-to-date.

Our outstanding faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that our students leave the University with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful.

Our facilities, with three times more laboratories and studios than traditional classrooms, enhance our focus on applied learning. Our programming, with more than 90% of our students completing a co-op, internship, or other out-of-classroom experience, guarantees readiness for careers. Finally, the infusion of general education courses throughout our programs of study ensures that students are ready not just for their next job, but for future career changes, and their role as contributing citizens in society.

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