After 36 years of service and many positions at UW-Stevens Point, Marty Loy retired on June 30, 2023.
I have enjoyed the most wonderful 36-year career at UW-Stevens Point.
My career would have been much less meaningful if it were not for you, my students and athletes, my colleagues, and the many other community members, alumni and donors who I have met along the way. Your passion and support for UWSP and our students have been no less than inspiring. You have made leading the College of Professional Studies easy, rewarding and genuine.
UWSP afforded me many challenges and opportunities to grow–starting as wrestling coach, then faculty member and for the past 13 years as dean. It has all been amazing and just look at what we have accomplished together.
I am so grateful for your help and generosity in making these successes possible. Working together, we have left a lasting mark on our college, programs, faculty and–most importantly–our students and the communities we serve.
A search is underway to hire my replacement by January 2024. I am excited to see who the next dean will be; and I look forward to joining you in supporting that person leading our future.
For now, I am still on the job and available, so feel free to reach out if you need anything.
With Warm Regards,
Marty LoyDean, College of Professional StudiesUW-Stevens Point
For nearly 40 years, Marty and Becky Loy and their children, Maria, John, Ted and Emma were active at UWSP. Marty served as wrestling coach from 1987-98, faculty and associate dean from 1998-2010, and as dean of the College of Professional Studies from 2010-23, also serving one year as provost in 2022.
The Loy children were privileged to grow up around campus attending sporting events, learning in Gesell preschool, participating in sports, music and academic camps. They ran around the hallways, rolled around the wrestling mats and ate snacks in the Chancellor’s Box at Pointers football games. They volunteered as office receptionists, served as teaching assistants in Gesell and worked on the grounds crew. UWSP provided support to the Loy family when they needed it most. It has presented Marty with many opportunities and provided support when Becky established Camp HOPE.
For these reasons, the Loys are proud to establish the Loy Family Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded annually to an under-served or underrepresented student pursuing a College of Professional Studies degree as encouragement to continue from freshman to sophomore, or sophomore to junior years.
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Jumping out of a plane at 13,500 feet (2.5 miles) gave College of Professional Studies Dean Marty Loy quite a rush … and a better understanding of what UW-Stevens Point ROTC cadets go through each summer. Loy was among a select group of representatives from universities across the United States who acted as ambassadors during a Center of Influence (COI) tour at Fort Knox, Ky., June 12-15.
Marty Loy (River Valley) vs. Kevin Wasley (Mineral Point)