Dale Braun has a long association with UWRF; he also received the Chancellor's Award for Students for helping to install the first campus-wide computer network. A graduate of Osceola High School, he started as an undergraduate in 1979 and worked in various capacities as a resident assistant, in the computer center, and as an educational services assistant. He graduated with honors in 1988, taking a double-major in history and geography, and subsequently beginning employment as the campus planner.
Over the years, Braun has been involved in the planning and budgeting phase of many building projects on campus, including the remodeling of South Hall, remodeling and addition of the Chalmer Davee Library, construction of the Wyman Education Building, the CHILD Center and George R. Field South Fork Suites, as well as the Hunt/Knowles locker room addition. Currently he is involved with the new student union, set to open in 2007, and in the planning stages for the new Dairy Learning Center.
In the mid 1990s, Braun was the project director of Collaboration Across Campus, a program established through a federal grant that utilized the campus as a learning laboratory for students in various disciplines who were interested in design and space projects.
He is a member of the Society for College and University Planning, lives in River Falls and is married with two children.