University of Wisconsin–Marshfield/Wood County
Originally an extension of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the school began in 1963 with three buildings. Three more buildings were constructed in 1971. The University of Wisconsin System was formed in 1973, with UW–Marshfield/ Wood County as one of 14 charter University of Wisconsin Center two-year campuses.
One of 13 freshman-sophomore campuses of the UW Colleges, UW–Marshfield/Wood County offers a general education associate degree and is one of six UW Colleges campuses that offer a Bachelor in Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) degree. After beginning studies at UW–Marshfield/Wood County, students may transfer to other UW System institutions and to colleges and universities throughout the country to complete their bachelor's degrees, or complete the BAAS at Marshfield/Wood County.
The campus enrolls approximately 650 students per semester. As of August 1, 2011, the Dean and CEO is Patricia Stuhr, who is originally from Marshfield, Wisconsin, and is an alumna of the Marshfield/Wood County campus.
The campus, west of downtown Marshfield, Wisconsin, has a 114-acre (46 ha) arboretum, a 340-seat theater, an arts center and specialist science accommodation. The campus underwent a $5.1 million expansion and remodeling project in 1998.
Students may compete in six varsity sports in the Wisconsin Collegiate Conference: women's volleyball, men and women's basketball, men and women's tennis, and men's golf. During the 2012 season, the women's volleyball won a share of the WCC Western Division Championship with a record of 9-2 (3-1). In the 2012-2013 season, the men's team finished with a record of 19-5 (9-1), winning the WCC Western Division title and advancing to the WCC State Tournament Final Four. That same year, the women's team finished with a record of 24-2 (19-1), winning the WCC regular season title and WCC State Championship.
- History at official website, Retrieved June 26, 2011.
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