Appointment: Interim AVP Faculty Affairs Ted Wendt

Sept. 15, 2016

Welcome, Dr. Ted Wendt!

Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ted Wendt to serve as Interim Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs. Dr. Wendt previously served as AVP for Faculty Affairs at Stanislaus State from 2003-2010 and has agreed to return in an interim capacity for the Fall Semester. Dr. Wendt will fulfill many of the responsibilities held by former Vice President Dennis Shimek, including coordination of the retention, tenure, and promotion process for tenure-track faculty, providing counsel and advice to the President on all faculty personnel matters and participating in Faculty Governance.

Since his departure, Dr. Wendt has served as AVP for Faculty Affairs at Fresno State, and as a Special Consultant for several other CSU campuses. Dr. Wendt started his CSU academic career as a faculty member in the Theatre Department at Chico State, where he eventually became the Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities.  He then went on to become an academic dean at Cameron University (OK), Murray State University (KY), and the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire.

Dr. Wendt holds a Ph.D in Performance Studies from Northwestern University.  He and his spouse, Mary Sue Jackson, currently reside in Modesto.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Wendt back to Stanislaus State!

Ellen Junn