Frank will speak on UW-Stout’s polytechnic tenets of applied learning and research, career focus, and business and industry collaboration. In UW-Stout’s new First Destination report, 99.4% of graduates report finding employment within six months of graduating.
Her presentation also will address how the university supports Wisconsin’s workforce needs with career-focused programs, but that increased funding is needed to remain a national polytechnic leader. Also, she will highlight how the UW System-supported renovation of Heritage Hall is critical to supporting numerous workforce-driven programs.
Frank will transition from her presentation into leading the panel discussion with five business and industry experts, including four alumni. They will speak to UW-Stout's polytechnic advantage in producing graduates prepared to help address workforce needs.
Following that panel will be a second panel discussion on the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and the value of intercollegiate athletics, featuring Commissioner Danielle Harris, UW-Stout Athletic Director Duey Naatz, UW-Stout alumni and current student athletes.