Finding Aid for Assistant to the Chancellor Subject and Correspondence File, 1963-1985
Assistant to the Chancellor
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This collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, and general school materials from UW-Stout.
University of Wisconsin--Stout -- College presidents
Universities and colleges -- Administration
The Assistant to the Chancellor position was created following the merger of Stout into the University of Wisconsin System. This position was concerned with direct aid to the Chancellor in carrying out the responsibilities of the office and the goals of the university. In addition, the Assistant to the Chancellor developed and maintained executive level relationships through interaction with business, industry, students, faculty, and community giving breadth and depth to the Chancellor's office. Specific responsibilities included such tasks as coordination of professional staff carrying out functions assigned to the Chancellor's office in the areas of University Relations, Alumni and Development and Intercollegiate Athletics. Following the retirement of Dr. Furlong, the position was eliminated, and the responsibilities were distributed among other offices. Dr. John Furlong was raised on a farm near Taconite, Minnesota. Upon his completion of high school in Grand Rapids, he worked as a tool and die maker and later as a teacher in vocational school. At the age of thirty-eight, Furlong began his higher education receiving bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Minnesota in the space of four years. Prior to coming to Stout, Dr. Furlong worked in school administration and was superintendent of the Greenway District 316 in Northern Minnesota. Furlong first served at Stout as Assistant to the President and later as Assistant to the Chancellor. In 1985 Furlong retired from the Stout administrative team.