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Provost’s Office Staff

Dr. John Koker

Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
(920) 424-2220

About Dr. Koker

Dr. John Koker is Provost and Vice Chancellor at UW Oshkosh. John, a professor of mathematics, has been a member of the UW Oshkosh faculty since 1991. He was Dean of the College of Letters and Science from 2006-2011. He chaired the executive committee for the UW System Office of Professional and Instructional Development from 2006-2010.

John received his Ph.D. in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, an M.S. from Purdue University and a B.A. from St. Norbert College. During the spring of 1999 he was on sabbatical as a Visiting Professor in the Department of Mathematics Education at Kyungpook National University in Taegu, South Korea.

He received a 2002 UW Oshkosh Distinguished Teaching Award and was named a 2004 UW Oshkosh Rosebush Professor for excellence in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2006, he was honored with the UW System Board of Regents Teaching Excellence Award. Recently, in 2014, he received a Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award for Education from St. Norbert College.

John has also developed various programs and workshops for teachers of middle and high school students, particularly for teachers of Native American students. He was the chair-elect, chair and past-chair of the Wisconsin Section of the Mathematical Association of America and he has also served as governor of the Wisconsin Section.

John’s other interests include a lengthy and active involvement in the arts. Since his time as an undergraduate, he has acted in numerous theatre productions including various productions by the UW Oshkosh Department of Theatre. John has also had parts in short films produced and directed by a Department of Radio TV Film faculty member.

Dr. Charles Hill

Associate Vice Chancellor, Curricular Affairs and Student Academic Achievement
(920) 424-3190

About Dr. Hill

Before moving to the Provost’s Office, Dr. Hill served as the Executive Director of the Division of Online and Continuing Education (OCE) at UW Oshkosh. Before that, he served as Director of the Online Degree and Certificate Programs and Chair of the English Department. In 2006-2007, he served as the Chancellor’s Leadership Fellow.

As Professor of Rhetoric in the English Department, Charles taught courses in professional and technical writing, writing for online environments, linguistics and visual rhetoric. Before taking a full-time administrative role, he served on numerous committees at the department, college, and university level, and also served a term on the Faculty Senate.

Charles received his Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Carnegie Mellon University and a B.A. and M.A. in English from Salisbury University. He served one year as a post-doctoral Research Associate at the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh before joining UW Oshkosh in 1993.

His responsibilities include assessment of student learning, academic program review, articulation agreements, and curriculum-related initiatives. He serves as an ex officio member of the University Studies Council, University Studies Committee, Academic Policies Committee, and Committee on Assessment of Student Learning. He also serves as the university’s Program Planning and Review liaison with UW System and as UWO’s Accreditation Liaison Officer with the Higher Learning Commission.

Reporting Units:

  • Undergraduate Advising Resource Center
  • Center for Academic Resources
  • Registrar’s Office

Dr. Joshua Garrison

Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs
(920) 424-0890

About Dr. Garrison



Communication between Academic Affairs and faculty/academic staff
Conflict resolution for faculty, academic staff, and student issues
Managing formal complaints and grievances
Liaisoning with UW System legal counsel
Implementation and revision of policies contained within University Faculty and Academic Staff Handbook in cooperation with shared governance bodies
Managing processes related to recruitment, retention, renewal, tenure, promotion, and terminations
Participating in inclusive excellence and diversity initiatives related to academic affairs
Administration of faculty and instructional academic staff human resources management issues
Academic Affairs representative on the university-wide Student Care Team
Member of International Education Emergency Response Team
Providing research and support for the Provost and Vice Chancellor, including back-up when the Provost is out of the office
Managing and supervising academic and university staff
Miscellaneous academic decision-making, as assigned

Reporting Units

International Education
Student Opinion Surveys
Testing Services

Provost’s Office Administrative Staff

Sara Pritzl

Administrative Director
(920) 424-2033

About Sara

Sara has been a part of the UWO staff since 2010. She received her MBA in 2001 and a BA in Office Administration in 1997.

Sara started working in the Office of Finance and Administration and, after several years, transferred to the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Sara was recognized for her completion of Leadership Oshkosh through the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce in 2020. She also received the STAR Award in 2018.


  • Unit Financial/Operational Management
  • Unit Budget Management
  • Unit Human Resources Management
  • Supervision of the Administrative Assistant II

Cynthia Maas

Administrative Assistant II
(920) 424-1410

About Cindy

Cindy started at UWO in 2006 in the Office of Grants & Faculty Development. She transferred to the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in 2018. Her duties include administrative support for the Faculty Development Program, routing and posting curriculum forms and Program Reviews, and working with articulation agreements and other inter-institutional agreements. As administrative support for the Office of Student Research and Creative Activities, she supports Student Research and the annual Celebration of Scholarship. Cindy also supports the Faculty Senate Committee on Assessment of Student Learning and helps with the selection of commencement speakers and Model United Nations.

    Julia Hodgen

    Executive Assistant II
    (920) 424-2220

    About Julia

    Julia has been part of the UWO community since 2009. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, majoring in Biology, with a minor in Microbiology. This makes Julia a proud Titan x 2!

    Julia began her Titan career in the Registrar’s Office, then spent several years in the College of Nursing. She then served as Dean’s Assistant for the College of Business for 10 years, prior to taking on her current position in the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. Julia has served on the University Staff Senate and has served on multiple committees, including the University Staff Senate Executive Committee, Awards and Recognition Committee, and many Search & Screen Committees.

    Julia earned the STAR Award in 2015 and the Outstanding Performance Award in 2017. She loves to learn and loves finding solutions to challenging problems. She believes in focusing on the positive, kindness, and finding ways to be resilient.


    • Office Manager
    • Administrative support to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
    • Administrative support for tenure, promotion and renewal correspondence for Provost and Chancellor
    • UW System Correspondence
    • Provost Administrative Staff Meetings
    • Academic and Administrative Calendars
    • Committee Support: Regents Awards, Distinguished Teaching, Penson Faculty, Rosebush Professorship, Endowed Professorships, and other committees as assigned.

    Allison Kunde

    Administrative Assistant II
    (920) 424-0148

    About Alli

    Alli joined the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in October 2022. She has a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a J.D. from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

    Alli previously worked at the University of Pittsburgh as an administrative assistant for the Office of Professional and Career Development. She also worked as a law library research desk assistant. 


    • Provide administrative support for the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor
    • Provide administrative support to the Associate Vice Chancellor of Faculty and Academic Staff Affairs, and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Curricular Affairs and Student Academic Achievement
    • Assist with Maintenance of the website for the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor
    • Assist as the administrative assistant for search and screen committees for units within Academic Affairs