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Powerful Partnerships


We are access-driven & equity-focused.

Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program creates an opportunity for high school students to get a head start on their college degree by earning an Associate of Arts and Sciences Degree at the same time as their high school diploma.

The program breaks new ground by connecting dual enrollment with ongoing student success coaching, accelerating students' time to degree completion and minimizing student debt. The program aligns with the University's access mission by providing opportunity and preparation to students traditionally underserved and underrepresented in higher education.

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A Powerful Model for Change

We are proud to partner with businesses and organizations committed to public-private collaboration and inclusive representation by expanding enrollment in the Rising Phoenix program. By working together, we can build a powerful model for encouraging a diverse community of learners that will make up our future workforce.

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Partnership Opportunities

  • Providing financial contributions towards Rising Phoenix scholarships to fund student enrollment
  • Matching business partners with high school students to create a mentor/mentee relationship
  • Offering career exploration, internships and other learning opportunities for students
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Partnership Goals and Outcomes

  • Providing corporate employees an opportunity to give back to their community or alma mater
  • Expanding career options within organizations
  • Building career pathways for future recruitment of qualified employees

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Reach out to Meagan Strehlow to learn how you can support Rising Phoenix Early College High School Program in your company.

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Meagan Strehlow
Assistant Vice Chancellor
Division of Student Access & Success
(920) 465-2716

Meagan develops innovative partnerships with organizations, companies and schools and oversees signature programs including College Credit in High School, Early College Credit Program, Dual Enrollment Access Academy, GEAR UP, Turbocharge, and the Accelerated Associates Degree. She is motivated to build partnerships and expand opportunities in order to close the equity and achievement gap in Wisconsin schools.