Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 60.17
Liaison Mark Klapatch-Mathias
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.0

University of Wisconsin-River Falls
EN-13: Community Stakeholder Engagement

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 2.00 / 2.00 Blake Fry
Special Assistant to the Chancellor
Chancellor's Office
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Has the institution adopted a framework for community stakeholder engagement in governance, strategy and operations?:

A brief description of the policies and procedures that ensure community stakeholder engagement is applied systematically and regularly across the institution’s activities:

UW-River Falls has established the Chancellor’s Advisory Council as an official body representing key external stakeholders. The Chancellor’s Advisory Council is composed of civic, business and education leaders from Western Wisconsin and the Twin Cities.

A brief description of how the institution identifies and engages community stakeholders, including any vulnerable or underrepresented groups:

Chancellor’s Advisory Council members serve renewable three year terms. At the conclusion of every academic year, the membership of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council is reviewed to ensure balanced representation for key stakeholder groups as well as individuals with insights key to ensuring UW-River Falls serves as an effective resource for the St. Croix Valley.

List of identified community stakeholders:

· Jamie Benson, Superintendent, School District of River Falls
· Mary Bowen-Eggebraaten, Superintendent, Hudson School District
· Jeff Cernohous, Chief Technology Officer and Founder, Interfacial Solutions
· Kristi Cernohous, Director of Quality and Characterization, Interfacial Solutions
· Marian Furlong, President and CEO, Hudson Hospital
· Gregory Gray, Chief Compliance Officer, Minnesota Department of Human Services
· James Harsdorf, Secretary-Emeritus, Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Food & Consumer Protection
· Steve Healy, Executive Director, Polk County Economic Development Corp.
· Kim Heinemann, President, Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau
· Trudy Popenhagen, Community Relations Director, Xcel Energy
· John Potter, Executive Director, Phipps Center for the Arts
· John Rosenow, Partner, Rosenholm-Wolfe Dairy
· Bill Rubin, Executive Director, St. Croix Economic Development Corporation
· Quentin Schultz, President, BioDiagnostics, Inc.
· Scot Simpson, City Administrator, City of River Falls
· Mark Tyler, President, OEM Fabricators
· Angel Zimmerman, COO and Co-Founder, Sajan, Inc.
· Shannon Zimmerman, CEO and Co-Founder, Sajan, Inc.

A brief description of successful community stakeholder engagement outcomes from the previous three years:

The Chancellor’s Advisory Council continues to play an integral role in our strategic planning efforts. In recent years the CAC has provided input that has guided the development of our current strategic plan and legislative advocacy efforts, new academic programs, and the Center for Innovation and Business Development (CIBD).

The website URL where information about the institution’s community stakeholder engagement framework and activities is available:
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