Michael A. Padgett, M.F.A.mailto:firstname.lastname@example.orgArt Department Chair andSenior Manager of Pigeon Lake Field Station(715) 425-3266Michael A. Padgett, M.F.A., Chair of the art department at UWRF since 1989 and professor in the department since 1978,has served as Senior Manager, responsible for the direction of all administrative, operational and financial aspects of the UW-System's Pigeon Lake Field Station since January 1998.Mr. Padgett earned his B.S. in Education at Eastern Michigan University in 1967 and his M.F.A. in Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1970.He was the initial director of Wisconsin in Scotland, the successful studies abroad program serving the UW-Consortium Campuses, from 1986 through 1989.
In that capacity, Michael
was responsible for furnishing, staffing and managing a fully functioning, live-in campus for 80 students and 5 faculty members each semester on the estate of the Duke of Buccleuch at Dalkeith House
.In subsequent years he has returned to WIS to serve as interim director, tour promoter and guide and instructor in the program.
Over the nearly twenty-five years of Michael's career at UWRF he
has established an impressive record of academic, administrative and artistic accomplishment.The art and gallery programs on campus are second to none in the region.Mr. Padgett's work as a ceramic sculptor has achieved visibility and recognition through national, regional and even international publications, exhibitions, commissions and lectures.He has served as invited juror, curator, workshop presenter and arts organization board member on numerous occasions over the span of his career.Mr. Padgett
is committed to the Outreach
and Continuing Education opportunities the UW System provides through the Pigeon Lake facility.Every year, from April through the end of October, Pigeon Lake Field Station serves as a full service, classroom, laboratory, nature retreat, room and board facility to provide unique opportunities for credit and non-credit, undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate educational experience furthering the aims of Outreach
for the University of Wisconsin.
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