February 22, 2005: Headlines: COS - Philippines: University Administration: Winona Daily News: John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science.

Peace Corps Online: State: Wisconsin: February 8, 2005: Index: PCOL Exclusive: Wisconsin: February 22, 2005: Headlines: COS - Philippines: University Administration: University of Wisconsin: Phillipines RPCV John Wanat is Provost and Vice Chancellor: February 22, 2005: Headlines: COS - Philippines: University Administration: Winona Daily News: John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science.

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John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science.

John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics  in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science.

John A. Wanat dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science.

Wanat says administration can be a bridge between college, community

By Chris Hubbuch / Winona Daily News
Students, faculty and staff at Winona State University met the second of five finalists for the school's presidency Monday.

John A. Wanat, who recently stepped down as provost and vice chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, stressed the importance of communication between university administrations and their students as well as between universities and their host communities.

"There is always a little bit of tension" between universities and cities, he said. To foster good relationships a university needs lots of interaction with community leaders and providing them with the institution's long-range plans.

A university president should serve as a bridge between the institution and the outside community, Wanat said. Experiential learning, such as internships, help students build a sense of community, he said.

"Winona State is explicitly focused on educating you as competent citizens," Wanat told a group of students. "That was a very attractive element of this institution."

Wanat declined to offer a vision for the future of WSU, noting that as a candidate n or even as an incoming president n his role would be "a lot of listening."

Wanat, 63, dropped out of graduate school n where he was studying mathematics in the 1960s and trained teachers in the Philippines as a Peace Corps volunteer. The experience stirred his interest in education, and he returned to graduate school, this time in political science.

His academic specialization is budgeting and bureaucratic politics in public administration.
Wanat said he "grew up administratively" at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he taught and later served as Vice Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. From there he went to the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.

Both institutions had to compete with and define their identity against their "big brothers downstate," the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wanat said.

Reporter Chris Hubbuch can be reached at (507) 453-3511 or chubbuch@winonadailynews.com.





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