Rodríguez received the Fellows Choice Award as part of the Student Success Institute, sponsored by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. The seven-month experience culminated with Fellows presenting a Student Success Campus Plan for their university.
Rodríguez, who also is vice chancellor for Academic Affairs, presented on UW-Stout’s inaugural 2023-2028 Comprehensive Academic Plan. The plan’s strategy development phase was completed across the 2022-23 academic year, via the work of a diverse cross-university committee. The plan included review of six data sets representing topics integral to the current and future work of academic affairs at UW-Stout.
Stakeholders, including current and prospective students; faculty and staff; alumni; employers; and educational and community partners informed the plan. The next phase of the plan, strategy implementation, will happen during the 2023-24 academic year.
“Provost Rodríguez clearly demonstrated a deep commitment to the success of each of University of Wisconsin-Stout’s students,” the AASCU said.