Martin Rudd Obituary, Cause Of Death: UW Oshkosh community and Fond du Lac County Executives are mourning the unexpected death of a longtime Assistant Chancellor for Access Campuses who passed away on Friday, 14 October, 2023. Martin Rudd was a beloved Assistant Chancellor University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a well-respected member of the Fond du Lac County Executives.
Following his death, Fond Ddu Lac County Executive Sam Kaufman wrote; “This morning the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Office of the Chancellor, Andrew Leavitt, announced the unexpected passing of Assistant Chancellor for Access Campuses, Martin Rudd.” The 53-year-old father died following a disclosed illness.
Who Was Martin Rudd?
Martin Rudd studied Chemistry as an undergraduate (1991) and postgraduate (1994-05) at the University of Warwick, often considered one of the top universities in the UK, specializing in inorganic chemistry. As part of a Royal Society European Exchange Program Postdoctoral Fellowship, he spent a year studying the structures of selenium and tellurium complexes under the supervision of Professor Steinar Husebye at the University of Bergen (Norway).
In 1996, he received the Robert A. Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship and studied at Baylor University under Professor F. G. A. Stone. While serving as Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Louisiana Northwestern State University (1997-2002), he spent summers at Iowa State University (1998, 1999, and 2001 working with Professor Robert J. Angelici), UCLA (where he served as an NSF Solid State Materials Fellow with Professor Ric Kaner in 2000) and UC Santa Barbara (where he worked with Professor Nicola Hill in 2002).
In 2002, he enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Marathon County, and by 2003, he was taking classes at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Fox City campus. After serving as campus associate dean for four years and receiving tenure as associate professor of chemistry in 2006, he was promoted to associate professor. After serving as interim campus executive and dean of the University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc from 2010 to 2011, he now serves as CEO/Dean of the Fox Cities campus.
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