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    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.

    Membership Roster

    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

    Staff Representatives

    David Travis - Dean


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


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

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