A FISC program departure

Jessie Potterton has announced her intention to resign as director of the Farm and Industry Short Course to take advantage of a wonderful professional opportunity outside of the university.

Over the past four years, Jessie’s leadership of FISC has been essential in moving the program forward. She led the effort in getting every course in the program approved via the campus curriculum process, broadened the awareness of the program at the university level, and moved the program under the umbrella of the Division of Continuing Studies while keeping its home in CALS. Jessie formed a recruitment committee to expand the population of urban students and continue to recruit rural students, and recently, Jessie took students on the inaugural Wisconsin Experience Tour, securing funding via a private donation to take students on the road to visit farms in the state.

Jessie’s last day in the office will be Friday, Dec. 1 and the CALS Office of Academic Affairs is working diligently to put an interim director in place as soon as possible. If you have any questions, contact Sarah Pfatteicher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.