Vice chancellor named for Business, Finance and Administrative Services

Guenard to oversee six units within the university
​Jerry Poling | September 8, 2021

Erik Guenard has been named the vice chancellor for Business, Finance and Administrative Services at University of Wisconsin-Stout, Chancellor Katherine Frank announced Wednesday, Sept. 8.

Guenard will begin work on Friday, Oct. 1. He currently serves as vice president of Business Services at Gogebic Community College in Ironwood, Mich.

Erik Guenard
Erik Guenard / Contributed photo

As the chief business officer, Guenard will provide leadership to:

  • Business and Financial Services
  • Facilities Management
  • Human Resources
  • Safety and Risk Management
  • Sustainability Office
  • University Budget.

“I am pleased to welcome Erik to Stout and to the Menomonie community,” Frank said. “Erik’s experience will be vital as we work to accomplish our FOCUS2030 strategic goals. He brings exceptional leadership skills and expertise to the position and will be an asset to our university and broader community.”

Guenard has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from UW-Superior and a master’s in business administration from Baker College.

I look forward to engaging with the UW-Stout community and maintaining the high level of service within the institution,’’ Guenard said. “The polytechnic mission that is the heart of UW-Stout provides a niche in higher education that will continue to expand in this changing environment, and I am excited to support the university's mission and goals.”

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