22. May 2012 11:22
Moraine Park Technical College is pleased to announce Dr. James Eden and Dr. Stanley Cram will be joining the College as Vice President-Academic Affairs and Vice President-Student Affairs, respectively. Both will begin their new roles July 2.
“I’m excited to share in the announcement of Dr. James Eden and Dr. Stanley Cram joining the leadership team at Moraine Park,” said Sheila Ruhland, Moraine Park president. “Dr. Eden and Dr. Cram come with extensive experience in their respective areas that will allow Moraine Park to move forward in meeting the needs of our diverse student population and to ensure the highly skilled workers needed to meet the workforce needs.”
In 2006, Eden joined Moraine Park as the executive dean of manufacturing, trades and apprenticeship, then moved to his current position as executive dean of instruction in 2007. In his new role, Eden will provide the leadership, vision and administrative management for the Academic Affairs Unit, which is comprised of over 200 faculty, management and support professional staff. The position is directly responsible for the development, maintenance and operation of instructional and workforce education programs. Eden will report to the president and serve on the president’s cabinet.
“It is with great pleasure, passion and anticipation for the future of Moraine Park that I accept the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs,” said Eden. “I look forward to enhancing the college’s philosophy of student success and helping our students reach their educational goals. Moraine Park provides students of all income levels, age and ethnic backgrounds, educational opportunities that are not replicated in any other educational organization in the state. The College is a cornerstone of support to sustain our economy and communities.”
Eden holds a doctorate in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning and Service and a Master of Business Administration degree from Cardinal Stritch University. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in vocational, technical and adult education from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and an associate degree in auto mechanics from Western Wisconsin Technical College in LaCrosse. Eden’s annual salary will be $125,000.
Dr. Stanley Cram has over 20 years of administrative service in student affairs, most recently as the Vice President for Student Development and Services in Rochester Community and Technical College (RCTC) in Rochester, Minn. Prior to working at RCTC, Cram served in several higher education capacities including dean of student services, educational consultant, vice president of student affairs, director of student life and various teaching, research and services roles.
“I am thrilled about starting as Vice President of Student Affairs at Moraine Park,” said Cram. “I’ve been impressed with the facilities and employees from the moment I first visited the three campuses and felt at home right away. I’m looking forward to supporting Moraine Park’s mission of promoting a learning environment dedicated to student achievement through my efforts in this exciting new role.”
Cram, who will also report to the president and serve on the president’s cabinet, will provide the leadership, vision and administrative management for the College’s Student Affairs Unit, which is comprised of over 75 faculty, management and support professional staff. The position is directly responsible for the development, operation and evaluation of all student services and programs.
Cram earned his doctorate in Higher Education Administration and master’s degree in Student Development from the University of Iowa. He attended Vennard College in University Park, Iowa, for his
bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies. Cram’s annual salary will be $116, 500.
Moraine Park was established in 1912 and is one of 16 technical college districts that make up the Wisconsin Technical College System. With campuses in Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, Moraine Park offers more than 100 associate of applied science degrees, technical diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates delivered in a variety of formats — classroom, online and blended. Training and technical assistance for businesses is also offered. To find out more about Moraine Park, visit morainepark.edu.