Meet the Staff

Meet our Staff


Director - Ramon Ortiz
Ramon
Ramon Ortiz
McCutchan 322
Phone: (262) 472-6207
E-mail

Please allow me to tell you a little bit about myself. I was born into a humble family of eight; I am the third of six children. My father had a sixth grade education and my mother was slightly more fortunate, having completed the eighth grade. My first experience with post-secondary education began in 1987 at the age of 13, when I attended a residential computer camp sponsored by University of Wisconsin-Whitewater's Office of PreCollege Programs. This was a defining experience in my life that instilled in me the desire to eventually go on to college. Five years later I was on the UW-Whitewater campus as a college freshman.

I eventually graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics, worked in the private sector, and later returned and completed an M.B.A. in Finance. Since my return to the University, I have had the privilege of working with students like myself: students who may not have come from the most affluent background but have a wealth of ambition and desire to succeed. I encourage all students to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities offered at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and develop to their fullest potential. But most importantly "always remember that your life is yours to mold as you choose" and the staff here at PreCollege is dedicated to assisting you on your journey...


Associate Director - Pamela Warren
Pamela
Pamela Warren
McCutchan 323
Phone: (262) 472-1677
E-mail
Welcome to PreCollege Programs at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater!

I started at UW-Whitewater as a student majoring in psychology where I had countless rewarding educational and leadership experiences. Shortly after graduation I began working on campus full time with various offices including: Latino Student Programs, College of Business & Economics, Student Support Services, Academic Standards, Residence Life, and now, PreCollege Programs. During this time I also received my Master of Science degree in Curriculum & Instruction - Higher Education. While growing up, I was very lucky to have parents supportive of my education, but as a first generation student, I couldn't always turn to them for the help I needed navigating through college. There were many staff members at UW-Whitewater that showed me the ropes and assisted me in the rough patches. I still turn to these staff members for professional guidance and appreciate the generosity of their time and caring. I sincerely hope we can be that support system for you as you explore the world that opens up through education.


Program Coordinator (UB) - Tiffany Adkins
Tiffany
Tiffany Adkins
McCutchan 324
Phone: (262) 472-5740
E-mail
Welcome to the Office of PreCollege Programs Website. My name is Tiffany Adkins. I've had the privilege to do my undergrad here at UW-Whitewater and pursue my Master's in Educational policy and Analysis here as well. During my undergrad I participated in several student organizations on campus. I was on the Executive Board for the Black Student Union for several years in different capacities. I was the creative coordinator for T.i.F.U Cultural Ensemble, in which I was the first to serve in that position. Also I served as Vice President and Treasurer for my sorority Delta Sigma Theta. Through each of those organizations a great deal of networking came along, which ultimately lead me to PreCollege Programs. I have been working for PreCollege since 2006, as a Tutor counselor, office assistant, and Lead coordinator/ program coordinator. There is not a greater honor than it is to work with students. I look forward to assisting and working with them every year. As a first generation college student, my goal is to make sure that I am not the last college graduate and to ensure each student I come across through PreCollege takes advantage of the opportunity and transform into a successful college graduate in the years to come.

Program Associate - Mike Wessely
Mike
Mike Wessely
McCutchan 321
Phone: (262) 472-1126
E-mail
I'm Mike Wessely, and I'm excited to be in PreCollege Programs! My experience with UW-Whitewater began as a first generation undergraduate student. The college experience was a new one for my family, but they encouraged my educational goals. As a student, I worked at the University Library and found that I enjoyed the campus atmosphere and meeting so many people. I participated in several student organizations here, including the Forensics Team, Student WEA, Muse Magazine, and the English club. I completed my BSE in English Education with a minor in History Education, and was hired in Human Resources and Diversity shortly thereafter. I recently completed my Master of Science in Communication from UW-Whitewater.  I am also a notary public. I'm happy to help you have an enriching and rewarding experience in your educational pursuits.

Graduate Coordinator - Matt Langer
Matt Langer
McCutchan 320
Phone: (262)-472-1121
E-mail

Graduate Coordinator - Kyle Supianoski
Kyle
Kyle Supianoski
McCutchan 326
Phone: (262)-472-2765
E-mail
My name is Kyle Supianoski and I'm very excited to be a part of the PreCollege Program here at UW-Whitewater. I had a great experience in Upward Bound as a youth and am anxious to pass on that experience to other young adults. I earned my undergraduate degree in Health and Human Performance from UW-Whitewater in 2010. Currently, I am pursuing a graduate degree in the Master of Science and Education and Professional Development here at Whitewater. I am also currently an assistant coach with the UW-Whitewater football program. I have extensive experience teaching youth the benefits of playing sports and football in particular and now I am very excited to bring that passion to help others in their academic pursuits.

LOCATION

UW-Whitewater PreCollege Programs
322 McCutchan Hall
800 W Main Street
Whitewater, WI 53190

CONTACT

Phone: 262-472-1126
Toll Free: 1-800-991-5562
Email: precollege@uww.edu

FOLLOW US

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