Schnaubelt Named WiCC Chief
by Dave Buchanan
Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC), headquartered at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, now has an executive director with the appointment of Thomas Schnaubelt. And while he’s coming from southern Mississippi to run this consortium of colleges and universities that integrates community engagement into students’ academic and co-curricular experiences, this won’t be the first time he’s seen the dairy state.
Schnaubelt grew up in Lake Geneva and earned his bachelor’s degree in physics from UW-Stevens Point. He then moved on to earn his master’s degree in education at the University of Michigan, and his doctorate in higher education administration at the University of Mississippi. Since 2000, he’s served as director of the Mississippi Center for Community and Civic Engagement at the University of Southern Mississippi. His affiliation with USM gives Schnaubelt another Wisconsin connection: Green Bay Packers’ quarterback Brett Favre attended Southern Mississippi.
As executive director of WiCC, Schnaubelt assists member institutions in generating teaching and learning opportunities that prepare students for lives of civic engagement and service to society. More than two dozen Wisconsin colleges and universities, including UW-Parkside, are members of Wisconsin Campus Compact.