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One Last Commencement

Jim Eden

Saying Goodbye to Jim Eden, VP of Teaching & Learning

In 2013, Dr. James Eden welcomed graduates at his first Moraine Park commencement ceremony as Vice President of Teaching and Learning. On May 20, a decade after his first ceremony, Eden will take the stage one final time before his retirement this June.

“The best part about commencement season is seeing all the graduates and families at the event and hearing their cheers,” Eden said.

Since becoming VP of Teaching & Learning at Moraine Park, Eden has seen almost 14,000 graduates earn their degrees and 5,000 students walk the stage at commencement.

“To sum up my time at Moraine Park in three words, I would say accomplishment, Positive Impact on students’ lives, and positive change in College Culture,” Eden said.

Eden received his BS from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and his MBA and PhD from Cardinal Stritch University. He has been at the College since 2006 and started his career as the executive dean of manufacturing and trades.

“One final piece of advice for students is to always be willing to take risks, understand that failure prepares you for success, and knowledge and experience are something that can never be taken away,” Eden said.

May 19th, 2023by Emilie Thielen