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Business Notebook: UWRF announces new leader

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls has named a longtime faculty member and former interim dean to serve as interim provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs.

PerkinsDr. Faye Perkins, who led the UWRF College of Education and Professional Studies, began a two-year appointment as provost July 1.

Provost Fernando Delgado resigned this spring to take the job of executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Perkins has been a faculty member in the Department of Health and Human Performance since 1988, gaining full professor status in 1997.

She had been serving as chair of that department since July 2015 and previously held that same appointment from 2002-07.

Her four-year term as interim dean spanned 2007 until 2011.

She holds a doctorate in health edution from the University of Utah. She did her undergradate and master’s work at Iowa State University.


•The Cannon River Watershed Partnership has named Tonya Kjerland its program assistant.

She moved to Northfield, Minn., in 1986 to attend St. Olaf College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in biology and Asian studies. She said she decided to make this region her home and completed a master’s degree in water resources science from the University of Minnesota in 2015.


•Red Wing Visitor & Convention Bureau welcomes Char Henn as a visitor consultant/office assistant.

“Char brings a wealth of knowledge about Red Wing from her days as the executive director for the Goodhue County History Center,” VCB executive director said. “She will be helping groups and leisure travelers make the most of their time in Red Wing.”

Anne Jacobson

Anne Jacobson is news director with RiverTown Multimedia. 

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