​Chancellor Patterson recently visited the Northern Aquaculture Demonstration
Facility near Bayfield, where he chatted with Manager Greg Fischer about the
components of the artificial wetland.

Greetings from Chancellor Bernie Patterson

Pointer alumni,

Having just spent the weekend at Homecoming celebrating all it means to be a Pointer, not only for alumni but for members of the campus and community, I can tell you there is a lot to be proud of here at UWSP. Our campus is growing, our students are thriving and our alumni are sharing our excitement as we reach the heart of the fall semester.

Homecoming is not the only reason that I find this the most exciting time on a college campus. It’s a new year, with new hopes, new dreams and new challenges. In my State of the University Address, “Telling Our Story,” I shared some of the great stories of Pointers who have achieved incredible success through UWSP, and it all begins again in the fall with our new and returning students, faculty and staff. Click here for video of the State of the University Address.

There is more work to be done and more challenges to meet, and those are outlined in the university’s new Strategic Plan. This roadmap for the future was completed in the spring through the work of the Strategic Planning Steering Committee and with the input of hundreds of students, faculty and staff members and alumni, and I invite you to take a look at the outline included in this issue and at www.uwsp.edu/strategicplan.

As alumni, I encourage you to continue the legacy mentioned in the Strategic Plan by engaging with UWSP, taking part in alumni gatherings and events, contributing your time and resources and returning to campus when you can. Thanks for all you do to keep the Pointer spirit alive. 

Bernie L. Patterson, chancellor


Chancellor Bernie L. Patterson is the 14th leader of UW-Stevens Point.