Dr. Charles Clark is the first Regional Executive Officer & Dean of the University of Wisconsin Colleges – Southwest with responsibility for UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, UW-Richland and UW-Rock County. He has served in this position since the establishment of the Southwest Region on January 1, 2016.
Prior to his current position, Clark was the Campus Executive Officer & Dean at UW-Manitowoc, where he served from July 2011 through December 2015. Prior to joining the UW Colleges in 2011, Clark served in administrative and instructional positions at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, which he joined in 1993.
Clark earned his Ph.D. in Russian History at the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign. He is the author of Uprooting Otherness, a history of the Russian adult literacy campaign in the 1920s, as well as numerous articles and book reviews.