UW-WC Campus Dean and CEO, Dr. Alan Paul Price announced that Mary Kurer will be serving as the new Director of Continuing Education at UW-Washington County effective October 21. Mary will also serve as the executive director of the West Bend Economic Development Corporation. She replaces Dan Anhalt, who is now serving as the Assistant Campus Dean of Administration and Finance.
Kurer earned a MA in Adult Education and Organizational Development at Alverno College in Milwaukee and a BS in Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Previously, she served as the Learning and Development Specialist at West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. Prior positions included serving as a Professional Development and Recruitment Specialist at Westbury Bank in West Bend and Executive Director of the Family Center of Washington County.
Well known and well respected in the West Bend community, Mary serves on the Washington County Campus Foundation and is a past member of the West Bend Economic Development Corporation. She and her husband Bill live in the West Bend area, with their two children, Joe and Katie.
The search advisory committee was comprised of representatives from UW-WC faculty, staff, students as well as the community, and a CE director from UW-Rock County. Members included: Dan Anhalt, Tricia Wessel-Blaski, Sally Cayan, Prudence Pick Hway, Stacy Randall, Emmy Rostagno, and Sue Bausch (chair).