Farewell Announcement for Dr. Leslie Petty

Following a nine-year tenure as Dean for the School for Continuing and Professional Studies, Dr. Leslie M. Petty will leave Saint Xavier University to become Assistant Dean of Evening, Executive and Corporate Executive MBA Programs at the Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. The new position is effective this September. It will capitalize on Dr. Petty’s history of administrative experience and program innovation, with oversight responsibility for all three business programs at UW-Madison, including budgets and marketing strategy.

President Christine Wiseman notes that Dr. Petty’s move to the University of Wisconsin is a tribute to her record of accomplishment and reflects the level of professional development she will carry with her from Saint Xavier University to one of the nation’s largest research universities. “I congratulate Dr. Petty on this wonderful accomplishment; all of us here are pleased when a valued colleague can advance to an opportunity like this.”

The Saint Xavier University community is invited to join in acknowledging Dr. Petty’s service — and celebrating her success. A community farewell will be held on Wednesday, August 21, from 3:30 — 6:00 p.m. at Ridge Country Club, 10522 South California Avenue in Mt. Greenwood. (103rd Street east to California; right turn on California at stop light into Club parking lot). A brief program will commence at 4:30 p.m. Please be sure to join us in bidding Dr. Petty farewell!

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