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UW-RF Admissions Head Represents State at ACT Confab

NOV. 12, 2004--UW-River Falls Admissions Director Alan Tuchtenhagen represented the state of Wisconsin at the annual meeting of ACT, Inc. in Iowa City, Iowa, on Oct. 20 and 21.

Tuchtenhagen is part of the Wisconsin ACT State Organization, which includes members representing colleges, school districts, agencies, and associations throughout the state.

Tuchtenhagen was elected by the membership of the state organization to serve as a liaison to ACT, Inc., and advise the company about educational concerns in Wisconsin.

Tuchtenhagen received the 2004 Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Academic Staff, which recognizes excellence and dedication to the University community.

He has served as admissions director at UW-River Falls since 1986. His responsibilities include supervising student enrollment-related functions and serving on the University Enrollment Management Committee, coordinating both institutional and UW System enrollment objectives. He is also responsible for international student admissions, multicultural outreach and long-range enrollment forecasting.

Tuchtenhagen received a B.S. in history from Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa, and a M.A. in American history from the University of Nebraska. He earned a Ph. D. in public administration from Hamline University.

In 1992, he received a Bush Foundation Leadership Fellowship to attend the Minnesota Management Institute at the Carlson School of Management and in 2001 attended the Harvard University Institute on College Admissions and Enrollment. He is the president for the Wisconsin Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and is the Wisconsin representative to the ACT National Board.

He is a frequent presenter at professional educational organizations for enrollment planners and high school counselors such as the National Association of College Admissions Counselors and the American Marketing Association.

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