By Kelly Senter

The springtime has brought many new things to the University of Wisconsin–Stout: warmth, rain, birds and a new dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Dr. Charles (Chuck) Bomar is the new dean of the STEM College, effective July 1.

This prestigious honor could hardly go to someone more qualified. Bomar has been published in the “American Midland Naturalist Journal,” “Journal of Orthoptera Research” and the “Ecological Restoration Journal” to name just some of many. He also wrote “A field guide to the Grasshoppers of Wisconsin” for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

The last list shows that Bomar is a highly-respected member of his field of study. In addition to his literary abilities and esteemed position amongst staff and students, he is also highly qualified in the area of education. In 2006 and 2007 Bomar was awarded the Outstanding Teaching Award here at UW–Stout.

Students think Bomar’s pretty great too. On he scored a general score of 4 out of 5, and one of his past students who chose to remain anonymous even went so far as to say, “He’s a very good teacher. He really knows his stuff. He is very interested in what he teaches. Plus he is an outdoorsman and an overall nice guy. If I ever see him walking on the sidewalk between classes, he’s the teacher you wave to.”

All in all, Bomar is more than qualified for the position due to his knowledge about the subject, love of education and relationship with the student body. Congratulations Bomar on becoming the dean of the College of STEM.

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