UW-Oshkosh chancellor says merger creates more opportunities

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Published: Nov. 10, 2017 at 7:40 PM CST
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UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says integrated his campus with Fond du Lac and Menasha into one university creates new opportunities for students

The UW Board of Regents signed off Thursday on merging two-year colleges with nearby four-year universities.

Leavitt says the plan is to maintain campus administrators on both the Menasha and Fond du Lac campuses and keep teachers where they are.

He says students on those satellite campuses will have more classes and programs to choose from.

"We really plan on rolling out select baccalaureate programs as well as masters programs. So we're very excited that because there will be new communities and array of programming on each of the campuses we're going to be able to serve more people in the Fox Valley region," Leavitt said.

UW-Oshkosh is setting up workgroups where students can get involved in the process of integrated the campuses.

The chancellor says basic administrative structures are set to start July 1 but it will take years to fully combine all aspects of the schools.