Dean's Message

Dr. Martin Rudd

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc.  As a campus of the two-year UW Colleges of the University of Wisconsin System, we are the best start for the life that you want.  UW-Manitowoc provides students with the curriculum that will lead to the Associate of Arts and Sciences degree, as well as a strong foundation for completing a baccalaureate degree at a four-year campus. 

Our liberal arts curriculum at UW-Manitowoc allows for the breadth and depth of intellectual exploration that is necessary as students prepare for life after high school.

Students who decide to transfer after completing work at UW-Manitowoc are exceptionally prepared for success.  Those who begin at a two-year campus within the UW System and then transfer to a four-year institution consistently have a higher degree of success than students who begin at a four-year institution.  This fact speaks volumes about the quality of the education that you will receive at UW-Manitowoc. Whether you are a student who will soon graduate from high school, has just graduated from high school, or are a student who is returning to continue your education after a hiatus, you will find that our faculty and staff offer you the ability to develop and sharpen your critical-thinking skills, to expand your knowledge of the arts, humanities, and the natural and social sciences.  The wide range of courses that you will take when attending UW-Manitowoc will prepare you to be an active citizen in your community and a valued and productive colleague in your profession. 

I encourage you to explore this website, particularly the curricular and co-curricular offerings, as well as the collaborative degree-completion programs we offer in partnership with other UW campuses.  In many instances, you will find that you can complete a four-year UW degree without leaving Manitowoc.

Welcome to UW-Manitowoc, our beautiful campus on the lakeshore!  I hope to have the opportunity to meet you soon. 

Dr. Martin Rudd

Dr. Rudd became the Regional Executive Officer and Dean for the Northeast Region of the UW Colleges effective January 4, 2016. The Northeast region consists of UW-Manitowoc, UW-Fond du Lac and UW-Fox Valley Valley. He most recently served as Campus Dean and Executive Officer of the UW-Fox Valley campus.