University of Wisconsin-Parkside
The University of Wisconsinï¿½Parkside is a four-year public university located in Somers, Wisconsin, between the cities of Kenosha and Racine. Part of the University of Wisconsin System, the school has 4,769 students and 125 full-time faculty.
UWï¿½Parkside was created in 1965 by an act of the state legislature. Ground was broken for the new campus in November 1967 and the university accepted its first on-siteclarification needed students in fall 1969. The first students graduated from UWï¿½Parkside in June 1970. In 1971, when the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin State Universities merged, UWï¿½Parkside became part of the University of Wisconsin System. The University has had six chancellors: Irvin G. Wyllie (1966ï¿½74), Alan Guskin (1975ï¿½85), Sheila Kaplan (1986ï¿½93), Eleanor J. Smith (1994ï¿½97), John P. Keating (1998ï¿½2008), and Deborah L. Ford (2009ï¿½present).
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to high-quality educational programs, creative and scholarly activities, and services
John Martin Antaramian, former mayor of Kenosha Jimmy Banks, Milwaukee Wave soccer player Lawrencia "Laurie" Bembenek ï¿½ accused murderer turned national celebrity Dominic A. Cariello, U.S. National Guard general Jason Collum, film director Paulette Garin, Democratic Party activist Linda Ham, NASA's first female flight director Abdul Jeelani, former NBA basketball player Jim Kreuser, Kenosha County Executive Mark Litton, United States national futsal team goalkeeper coach Kim Merritt, long-distance runner, winner of the New York City Marathon Alex Pettit, Oklahoma's Chief Information Officer Kimberly Plache, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly and Wisconsin Senate Robert L. Turner, member of the Wisconsin State Assembly Robert Wirch, member of the Wisconsin Senate
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