Staff

 

Meet our staff


Director                                                                                                                                                                                            

Beth John, Ed.D.

Phone: 262-472-3205

Email: johne@uww.edu

Office: UC 243

The Director of First Year Experience is responsible for the overall operations of the department, including administrative duties, budget management, program implementation,strategic planning, assessment, and supervision of the Assistant Director, Coordinator of Mentor Programs, Coordinator of Academic Initiatives, and Office Manager.  The Director also provides direct leadership for programs and services, such as New Student Seminar and Family Programming. The Director of First Year Experience reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Enrollment and Retention.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                

Assistant Director 

Marie Hornickel, M.S.

Phone: 262-472-1939

Email: hornickm@uww.edu

Office: UC 245 B

The Assistant Director provides leadership in the orientation of new students; specifically, Plan-It Purple (summer orientation program), Club U Dub Dub and TRANSFERmation (fall orientation programs) and supervision of the Hawk Squad (orientation leader team). The Assistant Director is also responsible for the supervision of the FYE Graduate Assistant for Orientation.


Office Manager                                                                                                                                                                        

Sharon Geibel, B.A.

Phone: 262-472-3205

Email: geibels@uww.edu

Office: UC 245

The Office Manager provides administrative, clerical, and program support to the professional staff within the office for administration of programs for all new students and their families including: Plan-It Purple, Mentor Program, Family Programming, and the Learning Communities. She is also responsible for the supervision of Student Crew.


Coordinator of Mentor Programs                                                                                                                                              

Amanda Murphy, M.S.

Phone: 262-472-7020

Email: murphya@uww.edu

Office: UC 245 A

The Coordinator of Mentor Programs provides oversight and supervision of the Peer Mentor and Team Transfer Programs.  She is also responsible for the supervision of the FYE Graduate Assistant for Mentor Programs.


Coordinator of Academic Initiatives                                                                                                                                        

Jes Cisneros, Ed. D.

Phone: 262-472-1263

Email: cisneroj@uww.edu

Office: UC 243

The Coordinator for Academic Initiatives is responsible for recruiting incoming students for the Learning Communities program.  He is also responsible for the recruitment and retention of faculty and staff who have an active role in the communities.  In addition, he supervises the Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities. 


Graduate Assistant For Mentor Programs                                                                                                                                

Dakota Phillips, B.S.

Phone: 262-472-1345
Email: Mentorgrad@uww.edu

Office: UC 245 A

The Graduate Assistant for Mentor Programs works closely with the Coordinator of Mentor Programs to assist in logistics, planning and program components of TRANSFERmation.  He also supervises Team Transfer and works closely with Peer Mentors. 


 

Graduate Assistant For Orientation                                                                                                                                       

Jamie Burr, B.S.

Email: fyegrad@uww.edu
Phone: 262-472-1345

Office: UC 245 A

The Graduate Assistant for Student Involvement assists with the logistics, planning and program components for Plan-It Purple, Club U-Dub-Dub, TRANSFERmation, HawkSquad, and family programs. She also supervises the Purple Pit Crew student team.


Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities & Family Programs                                                                                          

Cornealious Cook, B.A.

Email: Learncommunities@uww.edu
Phone: 262-472-1345

Office: UC 245A

The Graduate Assistant for Learning Communities works closely with the Coordinator of Academic Initiatives and assists with logistics, planning and program components for Learning Communities.


 

Location

First Year Experience Office
UC 245
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
800 W. Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

Contact Us

Phone: (262) 472-3205
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