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A note from Chancellor Ford

Spring 2022

Dear UW-Parkside colleagues:

Welcome Back! There is no question that we have come through trying times since the coronavirus gripped our community and our nation two years ago, disrupting our sense of comfort and normalcy and changing lives in ways no one could ever have imagined. Nevertheless, we adapted to the uncertainty of life in a pandemic and found the resolve to keep our heads up and do the things necessary to move forward with our lives and accomplish our goals.

Nowhere was that more evident than within our campus community. Thanks to the dedication and generosity of our faculty, staff and students, UW-Parkside was able to successfully carry out its commitment to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusion and community engagement. I continue to be reminded of how important UW-Parkside is to our community as our students discover their passions for life from our inspiring faculty and staff.  UW-Parkside is indeed a place for dreamers of the day and this is evident through the success of our graduates. 

Here we are in a New Year and a new semester, amid a pandemic that many of us hoped would be behind us, especially as vaccines and boosters became more widely available to the public. Unfortunately, that was not to be as coronavirus continues into a third year with the highly transmissible omicron variant.  Fortunately, we are seeing case counts decline in our region and will continue with our health protocols to reduce the spread of Covid-19.   As we begin this new semester, let’s reflect on how we have coped with the impacts of the disruptions of the past two years.  We have  demonstrated our fortitude to work together as a campus community during a time of tremendous stress and uncertainty and we will continue to do so. It took a great deal of hard work, sacrifice, patience and perseverance to get through two of the most challenging years we likely have ever faced as a campus community.

Despite Covid-19 cases all around us, our campus community thrived, proving our resiliency and courage to move forward amid the pandemic.  To illustrate, UW-Parkside managed to graduate two record classes during spring 2021 and fall 2021 semesters.

I am proud of the dedication of our faculty, staff and students, who followed protocols and risk mitigation policies, such as mask-wearing, social distancing, regular testing and vaccinations, all of which were critical in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in our classrooms and contributed to the safety and wellbeing of our campus community.   These protocols will remain in place as we adapt to the new Omicron variant. 

If you are part of our campus community and you are not been vaccinated, we urge you to do so, as it has been well-documented that vaccines are the best defense against COVID-19 transmissions.

As we begin the Spring 2022 semester, let’s continue to move forward together to deliver on our academic mission, educate our students, and to support one another.  Together is how we have and will continue to achieve our shared vision for success at UW-Parkside.   I look forward to engaging with you on campus as you live your passion at UW-Parkside! Have a great semester! Go Rangers!

MR Chancellor

Spring 2022

May 18, 2022
April 20, 2022
March 23, 2022
February 23, 2022
January 26, 2022
May 11, 2022
April 13, 2022
March 16, 2022
February 16, 2022
January 19, 2022
May 4, 2022
April 6, 2022
March 9, 2022
February 9, 2022
January 12, 2022
April 27, 2022
March 30, 2022
March 2, 2022
February 2, 2022
January 5, 2022

FALL 2021

December 15, 2021
December 8, 2021
December 1, 2021
November 17, 2021
November 10, 2021
November 3, 2021
October 27, 2021
October 20, 2021
October 13, 2021
October 6, 2021
September 29, 2021
September 22, 2021
September 15, 2021
September 8, 2021
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