What is The Dean's Advisory Board?
According to David Travis, 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.
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 20-30 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.
Julie Anding '90, MS '92 - Senior Director of Employee Learning - Harley-Davidson Motor Company
John Beckstedt '71 - Executive Managing Director - When2Trade Group
Ron Binning '70 - Owner - Binning & Dickens Insurance
Cheri Brost '83, MS '95 - Co-Owner/Chairman of the Board - Miniature Precision Components, Inc.
Steve Burrows '74 - Retired, Former CEO - Anhesuer-Busch International, Inc.
Tim Fixmer '75 - President - CCI Media
Jude Fogarty '70 - Regional Territory Manager - Ipsogen, Inc.
Jim Grothey '82 - Senior Vice President - BVK Advertising
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
Chuck Heinrich '69 - Retired - 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
Tom Loftus '71 - Ambassador and International Consultant - Kingdom of Norway
Eric Lund '91 - COO/Co-Founder - S&L Hospitality
Yolanda McGowan '90 - Legal Counsel - Wisconsin Department of Safety & Professional Services
Paul Miller '91 - President - Miller/Wenhold Capitol Strategies
Grant Mulder '63 - Retired Captain - Delta Air Lines and Retired Major General - United States Air Force
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.
Tina Pregont '80 - Substitute Teacher - Janesville School District
Bob Ross '85 - Owner - White Heron Technologies
Rod Sonnenburg '67 - Owner & President - 2b Exhibits, Inc.
Diane Welsh '84 - Shareholder & Attorney - Von Briesen & Roper, SC
Kathy Wood '65 - Owner - A-1 Tax Xpress, LLC
David Travis - Dean
Kristen Mekemson - Senior Director of Development