Meet the Staff
Richard McGregory Jr. Ph.D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor
226 McCutchan hall
Richard C. McGregory Jr., Ph.D., serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Multicultural Affairs & Student Success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW). He also serves as an adjunct lecturer in the UWW Department of Economics. McGregory has earned the following educational credentials: BBA, Marketing, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; MBA, Marketing/Management, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater; Ph.D., Economics, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research and teaching interests address disparities in the following areas: healthcare labor markets; financial services; educational and employment outcomes. He has been actively involved with the National Economic Association and has participated in fellowships with the Diversity Initiative for Tenure in Economics at Duke University and the Management Development Program at Harvard University.
226 McCutchan hall
Terri Jones serves as Program Associate for the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Student Success at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (UWW). Her responsibilities include administrative, managerial, and financial duties. She has a record of achievement in the Upward Bound Program at UW-Milwaukee, and as a King/Chavez scholar at UW-Whitewater. Terri received her B.A. in Broadcast/Journalism and her Master of Science degree in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Ms. Jones has aspirations of earning a Ph.D. in Higher Education.
Director, Academic Network/McNair Scholars Program
219 McCutchan Hall
Welcome to the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater from the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success. I am an alumna of UW-Whitewater twice with my Bachelor's (Economics) and Master's (M.B.A-Management) degree. I began my career in higher education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 1998. It is a privilege to work at a campus with such supportive and collaborative administrators, faculty and staff who place a central focus on students. As a first generation college student myself, I understand the needs and am knowledgeable about students' experiences in higher education. Therefore, I am committed toward educating, serving, and helping students develop to their potential. More importantly, it is a privilege to work with such talented students at UW-Whitewater!
King/Chavez Scholars Coordinator/Interim Assistant Director
118 McCutchan Hall
My name is Tiffany Tardy, I currently serve as the Coordinator for the King/Chavez Scholars Program and the Interim Assistant Director for the McNair Scholars Program here at the university. My goal is to engage students as scholars, to encourage high academic and professional performance, and to serve as a resource to all students on our campus. I am currently a doctoral student studying Urban Education, and plan to join the faculty ranks in the future.
Graduate Coordinator-Pathway for Success
I am second year graduate student in the Master of Science Education - Professional Development, Higher Education Leadership emphasis. I graduate from UW Whitewater in 2012 with a BA in Geography and a minor in Anthropology. I currently assist in the Pathway for Success satellite advising office and co-supervise a student employee staff of 30 Path Leaders. I spend my free time drawing comics, hanging out in Milwaukee, and planning a web show with my awesome roommate. I also really like to high five people. I don't know where my path will take me, but I am excited to see where I end up! The only thing that matters is that I can support students in navigating the many exciting adventures of college!
John R. Dominguez, Jr.
Graduate Coordinator-Academic Network
Office: McCutchan Hall, Room 225
Phone: (262) 472-5330
My name is John R. Dominguez, Jr. I am the Academic Network Graduate Assistant in the Graduate program for MSE-PD in Higher Education. I like to play basketball and football and I like to travel and listen to music. I hope to be the Dean of a university or a professor in the future. At my current job on campus I advise students, I work with planning MASS events and activities, I help students with associate's degrees and program events.
Office: UC 142A
My name is Cindy Konrad, and I am the LGBT Coordinator at UW-Whitewater. I direct the PB Poorman PRIDE Resource Center and co-direct the Warhawk Connection Center. I also work with faculty and staff across campus to increase students' diversity learning and to connect classroom discussions with co-curricular events and opportunities, and I chair the Chancellor's Task Force on LGBT Issues. I am a doctoral candidate at Purdue University studying contemporary American literature and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and I will complete my doctorate this spring. In my free time, I love to travel, get involved in my community, spend time with my partner and our animals, and explore local food, theater, and music. My future goals include mentoring students in undergraduate research, helping to set up an LGBT center on a campus overseas, and teaching a course through the Inside-Out program, which brings together college students and incarcerated men and women.
Undergraduate Coordinator- Native American Support Services
Office: McCutchan Hall 101
My name is Crystal Johnson. I am the NASS Undergraduate Coordinator. I am a sophomore studying financial planning and Spanish. I like watching movies and going to the park. I am a quarter Metoac (Matinecock) which is from Long Island, New York. I hope to work as a financial planner and I enjoy helping people budget their money. NASS provides academic advising and tutoring as well as financial counseling to Native American Students.
Graduate Assistant-McNair Scholars Program
Office: McCutchan Hall 219
My name is Melissa Vue and I am the Graduate Assistant for the McNair Scholars Programs. I am currently a 2nd year Graduate student working on my MBA with an emphasis in Project Management. I enjoy working and organizing events that we have for the McNair Scholars Program and for the Office of Multicultural Affairs and Student Success. I also enjoy helping out our Scholars who have an interest in pursuing a graduate Degree. I have many different hobbies such as being active through sports or trying out new recipes. In the future, I hope to work in higher education and help students to be successful.
Graduate Coordinator-Southeast Asian Support Services
Office: McCutchan Room 115
My name is Thai Vang. I am currently in my second year pursuing a graduate degree in Information Technology and Human Resource. I received my Bachelor's degree at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater in Finance with a minor in Asian Studies. I enjoying helping out others in any way that I can. That has been a passion of mine for as long as I can remember. When I am not helping out others I enjoy spending my time at the fitness center and socializing with others. I am a fan of sports and huge fan of the Packers. I am a graduate coordinator for the Southeast Asian Support Services under Multicultural Affairs and Student Success. I help students with their academic issues along with advising on how to achieve success. In the future I hope to work in an organization where I can help others along with applying the skills learned throughout my educational career.
Office: 118 McCutchan Hall
My Name is Dao Vang, I am a graduate studying my MBA. I am the King Chavez Graduate Student. I like to play volleyball, flag football and I enjoy hanging out with friends and traveling out of town when I have the time. In the future I hope to graduate with my MBA and find a job at a university working with business students or programs similar to MASS. I help the King/Chavez coordinator in daily duties, class room activities, D2L management for class, and delegate tasks for the undergraduate coordinators. I work with the new cohorts in academic advising and help them prepare/write their resumes. I plan events, contact speakers/faculty/staff, and schedule meetings for the King/Chavez cohorts.
Jerry C. Watkins Jr
Undergraduate Coordinator-African American Network
Office: McCutchan 212
Phone Number: 1-262-472-2673
My name is Jerry C. Watkins Jr. and I am the Undergraduate Coordinator for the African American Network. I work for Brother 2 Brother events and I am a senior here at UW-Whitewater. I am majoring in Psychology and minoring in race and ethnic study. I like to read, hang out with friends and play video games. In the future I hope to go to graduate school and become a Social Psychology Professor.
Graduate Assistant-MASS Database/Web Design
Office: MC 107
Phone: (262) 472-1913
My name is Ann Grob. I received my Bachelor's degree in Psychology here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a minor in Sociology. I am currently in my second year pursuing my graduate degree in Community Counseling in the Counselor Education Program at UW-Whitewater. I love working with people and when I am not around others, I love to spend my spare time painting. I am a graduate assistant for database and web-design for Multicultural Affairs and Student Success. In the future I hope to work with and help individuals struggling with alcohol and other drug abuse and help them work through therapy and overall, life. So far, the path that I am taking to achieve this goal is a great deal of hard work, but it is extremely rewarding and exciting.
Undergraduate Coordinator-Lawton Grant
Office: McCutchan Hall 211
My name is Derwin George, I am the Undergraduate Coordinator working in the Multicultural Affairs and Student Success for the Lawton Grant. I am in my senior year perusing a double major in Accounting and IT here at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I enjoy puzzles and working with others along with hanging out with friends and family. My role here on campus is to inspire individuals toward achieving their necessary goals to the best of my ability. My future goals entail not only graduating with a BBA but also help pave the way for those who want to strive past complacency to reach and complete their goals and future endeavors.
Academic Advisor-Pathway for Success
Phone: (262) 472-5226
Hello! My name is Janay Alston and I am the new Pathway for Success Academic Advisor and I look forward to serving you! Currently, I'm one of two Advisors for the Pathway for Success program in the Academic Advising & Exploration Center at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. I completed my undergraduate degree at UW-Whitewater in 2009 and my Master's degree at The Ohio State University in 2010. My educational background includes, but is not limited to Clinical Social Work and Psychology. I had a great opportunity to counsel high school students following graduate school and now advising college students, consequently I've not found many differences. For the past two years I have enjoyed working with both traditional and non-traditional students, providing intrusive and developmental advising in addition to academic and personal support. The Pathway for Success program provides additional academic support some students may need to ensure academic success during the critical first year of college. In my spare time, when I can find it, I enjoy hanging out with my family and at church- there is where I find peace! Peace & Blessings :)
Mai Yer Yang
Intergroup Relations Coordinator- Office of Multicultural Affairs & Student Success/Office of Career and Leadership Development
Phone: (262) 472-7168
My name is Mai Yer Yang and I am the Intergroup Relations Coordinator with both the Office of Multicultural Affairs & Student Success and the Office of Career & Leadership Development. One of my main responsibilities is to oversee the operation of the Warhawk Connection Center with Cindy Konrad. I received a Bachelor's degree in Social Work and a Master's degree in Educational Leadership with the emphasis in higher education from UW-Whitewater. I love working with students and learning about different cultural/identity groups on campus. During my free time, I like to cook, travel, and play volleyball or other outdoor activities. In the future, I would like to earn a Ph.D. and a restaurant.
Office: McCutchen 322
Ramon Ortiz works at UW-Whitewater as a Director of Pre-college programs. He graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, worked in a private sector, and later returned and completed an M.B.A. in Finance. He works with students who may not have come from the most affluent background but have a wealth of ambition and desire to succeed. He enjoys reeading, hiking, traveling and most importantly spending time with his family. He is also currently the Interim Director of LSP and a doctoral student at UW-Madison pursuing a PhD in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.