September 26, 2023

Carroll extends president’s contract – Gnadinger to serve college for an additional 4 years

Carroll College has prolonged President Cindy Gnadinger’s contract for an additional 4 years.

The board of trustees of the Waukesha college voted unanimously this week to resume the contract, in line with a press launch. Gnadinger has led the college since 2017.

“In taking this motion the board of trustees celebrates the achievements of President Gnadinger’s first time period with gratitude and appears to the long run with renewed dedication to our mission,” mentioned Rev. Deborah A. Block, chair of the Carroll Board of Trustees. “Dr. Gnadinger has a ardour for the ‘all’ in ‘all college students.’ She brings a instructor’s coronary heart and a pacesetter’s imaginative and prescient to a quickly altering and sophisticated increased training setting. She has been tireless in presenting the Board with bold targets and exceeding them – whilst each facet of college life was detoured by the pandemic. Collectively, we’ll proceed to maneuver Carroll ahead.”

Gnadinger joined Carroll after serving at Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky in a wide range of roles together with govt guide, school member, division head, dean, and assistant vice chairman for educational affairs. She additionally held positions at William Peace College in Raleigh, North Carolina as vice chairman for educational affairs and St. Catharine School in St. Catharine, Kentucky as provost after which president.

Gnadinger is Carroll’s fifteenth president and the primary girl to serve within the function because the college’s founding in 1846.

She has led Carroll by an bold and dynamic strategic planning course of that has prioritized innovation and entrepreneurship, serving to to supervise the creation of the College of Training and Human Companies, together with grasp’s diploma applications in instructing and behavioral well being psychology.

Different applications launched throughout her presidency embody an affiliate diploma in nursing, an analytics focus of the MBA, a enterprise analytics minor, and a direct entry Grasp of Science Nursing program. Final spring, the college additionally added an RN-to-MSN program and a Grasp of Training in Organizational Improvement and Studying program.

Enrollment in graduate diploma applications has elevated by 18% since 2018.

As well as, progressive new bachelor’s levels in aviation science/drone applied sciences and online game design have been added this spring.

Gnadinger has additionally prioritized the enlargement and enhancement of the college’s bodily footprint, including seven buildings and greater than 177,000 sq. toes since 2018.

Specifically, Randall College (114 S. Charles St.) and Lindholm Administration Constructing (222 Maple Ave.) have been acquired from the Waukesha College District. Carroll additionally bought and renovated a historic constructing on East Avenue to co-locate scholar companies, now house to the Heart for Pupil Life and Wellness.

“The way forward for Carroll College might be formed by innovation and a continued dedication to the identical pioneering spirit that has outlined this establishment during the last 177 years,” Gnadinger mentioned in a press launch. “Carroll will stay extremely aware of the markets we serve, providing tutorial applications that straight meet the wants of our altering society. We can even be delicate to the ever-evolving function of upper training, providing non-traditional applications, certifications, and auxiliary companies to the group. … Our continued innovation will guarantee we preserve a thriving, sustainable future for Carroll College.”