Dean's Advisory Board

What is The Dean's Advisory Board?

According to Frank Goza, Interim Dean of the College of Letters and Sciences, the Advisory Board will help the College determine if our planning is realistic, our vision is attainable within a given time period, and if we are asking enough of ourselves.

The critical evaluation and valuable advice provided by members is an important dialogue with alumni and friends. The Dean's Advisory Board was established to carry out, on an ongoing basis, the functions of external review and recommendations on the programs and potential of the College of Letters and Sciences, while serving the added function of interpreting the College's programs externally. Please contact Tamara Hauck if you would like more information about the Dean's Advisory Board.


Dean's Advisory Board members are friends and alumni of the University. They are civic leaders, individuals with expertise and knowledge that can be extremely beneficial to students and faculty in L & S, and their relationship to the college is one of dedication and affection. Ideally, the size of the board will be between 30-40 persons. The membership of the board will include civic and community leaders.

Board members represent a variety of careers, backgrounds, and expertise. An effort will be made to include diversity within the membership, male-female balance, and desirable ratio of local to non-local members.

Membership Roster

Fred Arndt '70 - Retired Director of HR - McKesson Corp
John Beckstedt '71
- Executive Managing Director - When2Trade Group
Ron Binning '70 - Former Owner/President - Binning & Dickens Insurance
Tanya Buchanan '00 - Volunteer - Innerfaith Social Services
Steve Burrows '74 - Retired, Former CEO - Anhesuer-Busch International, Inc.
Tim Fixmer '75 - President - CCI Media
Jude Fogarty '70 - Retired Market Development Manager - Cancer Genetics, Inc.
Kerri Grawe '83 - Director of Retail Sales - Juno Lighting Group and Schneider Electric
Kris Hanson '96 - Attorney - Lindner & Marsack SC
Tom Hayes '81 - President & CEO - Pauquette Center for Psychological Services
Chuck Heinrich '69 - Retired Transportation Security Inspector - U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Jerry Hierseman '83 - Attorney & Partner - End, Hierseman & Crain, LLC
Tim Hopper '88 - Major Case Manager - Sentry Insurance
Roger Kemman '74 - President/Owner - RYECO, Inc.
Ross Kinzler '75 - Executive Director - Wisconsin Housing Alliance
Greg Kneser '83 - Vice President for Student Life - St. Olaf College
Dave Lang '73 - President - Lang Dental Manufacturing Co., Inc
Eric Lund '91 - COO/Co-Founder - S&L Hospitality
Yolanda McGowan '90 - Legal Counsel - Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services
Don Meyer '69 MSE '74 - Retired Psychologist - Family Resources Associates
Paul Miller '91 - Founding Partner/President - Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies
Mark Niedfeldt '88 - Family Medicine/Sports Medicine Physician - Private Practice, Mark Niedfeldt, M.D.
Christian Nimmo '02 - Vice President of Investments - UBS Financial Services, Inc.
Tony Prater '80 - Co-Founder/Former President - Verity Medical Inc.
Bob Ross '85 - President/Owner - White Heron Technologies
Rod Sonnenburg '67 - Owner & President - 2b Exhibits, Inc.
Tom Van De Bogart '74 - Retired Director of Finance - MillerCoors
Diane Welsh '84 - Shareholder & Attorney - von Briesen & Roper, SC
Kathy Wood '65 - Owner - A-1 Tax Xpress, LLC

Staff Representatives

Franklin Goza - Interim Dean
Tamara Hauck - Director of Development


College of Letters & Sciences
Laurentide Hall 4100
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190-1790

Resources For

Faculty/Staff Contact

Office of the Dean
Rebecca Reichert
Phone: (262) 472-1621

Student Contact

Advising Office
Phone: (262) 472-1550

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