Rebranding & ViewPoint Days: Campus Executive Update

Friday, Oct 21, 2022

Ozalle M Toms Campus Executive UW-Stevens Point at Wausau

I am excited to have reached my 100-day milestone as a member of the UWSP at Wausau community. I have worked in the field of education for over 20 years. I earned my doctorate from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. My areas of interest are community engagement, campus climate and student success. My long-standing passion for education was ignited during my eight-year tenure as a high school special education teacher. Prior to joining UWSP, I served for 10 years as faculty member in the college of education and professional studies and as an assistant vice chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

We have both opportunities and challenges ahead of us as a campus, but I am excited for the opportunity to work with the faculty, staff, students, foundation board, alumni and community partners to rebrand our campus as the “community’s campus.” By community’s campus I mean an educational hub: for the high schooler seeking the rigor of a college course; for the “traditional” high school graduate that wants to earn an associate degree before attending a 4-year campus; and for the returning adult learner who wants to finish their degree or earn an additional degree. This educational hub is also a platform for continuing education programs that will benefit our local businesses partners and stakeholders. The community’s campus is also a gathering place for cultural events, conferences, K-12 events and rental opportunities.

To assist in our campus rebranding, I am working collaboratively with admissions and university communications and marketing, meeting with K-12 educators and administrators, planning events to reach students at the middle school level and telling our campus story at county board and various community meetings. We planned two opportunities this fall for prospective students to visit and learn about our campus — ViewPoint days. Each day includes information about admissions, a mock class, student panel and a walking tour of our campus. Please encourage degree seekers you know to attend our next fall ViewPoint day on Wednesday, November 9 from 6-8pm.

To reserve a spot, register online at https://apply.uwsp.edu/portal/all-visits-wausau.

I would like to remind you of all the degree programs we offer on the Wausau campus:

Associate Degrees

  • Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree
  • Human Services
  • Leadership and Project Mgt
  • Pre-Engineering

Bachelor’s Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Nursing
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Engineering (UW-Platteville Partnership)

Master’s Degrees

  • Business Administration
  • Physician Assistant Program (UW-Madison Partnership)
  • Social Work (UW-Green Bay Partnership)

​Again, I am honored to serve the UW-Stevens Point at Wausau campus. As a supporter of our campus, I would love to hear any ideas or suggestions you have. Please contact me at 715-261-6269 or otoms@uwsp.edu.

Ozalle M. Toms, PhD -  Campus Executive, UW-Stevens Point at Wausau