Stan F. Mack II, superintendent of the Oshkosh Area School District (OASD), has been selected as the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 2016 honorary doctorate recipient.
“Mr. Mack is a tireless advocate for K–12 education as well as higher education in this region. His regional leadership has brought about great change in how we view the public good,” Chancellor Andrew Leavitt said. “UW Oshkosh is honored to award this honorary doctorate in recognition of his leadership, civility and innovation.”
Mack, a native of New Ulm, Minn., has worked in public education for 44 years, serving as a special education teacher, director of special services, superintendent of schools, assistant superintendent and executive director of the Minnesota Board of School Administrators.
Since becoming superintendent of the OASD in 2012, Mack’s strong, visionary leadership has inspired high quality education at the 22 Oshkosh area schools he serves. His selfless service and tireless presence helped build increased awareness for the opportunities and issues associated with today’s operational condition. In doing so, he has raised support for investment and recommitment to quality and improved educational service at all levels, public and private, from preschool to post-graduate instruction.
Mack earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and teaching from Minnesota State University–Mankato, his master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis and education specialist equivalency in educational administration from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis. Mack is currently completing requirements for a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Minnesota–Minneapolis.
Mack and his wife of nearly 30 years, Margaret Leibfried, have three grown sons.
Mack will receive a degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, honoris causa, during the Saturday, May 14, 2016, commencement ceremony at UW Oshkosh.