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Advisors & Staff

If you have questions for your advisor, please email them at the email address listed below.  For general questions, please email advising@uwosh.edu.

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Our mission, in partnership with the campus community, seeks to empower students to articulate and achieve their personal, educational, and career goals.

Lauren Burgbacher headshotLauren Burgbacher

she/her/hers

University Services Associate/Office Manager

Email: burgbacl@uwosh.edu

 

 

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Places I’ve Lived: Oshkosh, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with family and friends.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Working with an amazingly talented and compassionate team of advisors and student employees.

Advice: Be kind to yourself. The seeds we plant within grow the harvest we share with the world.

 

Liz Whalley

she/her/hers

Director of Academic Advising

Advisor for: Undeclared (Students last names M-Z)

Email: whalleye@uwosh.edu

 

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Places I’ve Lived: Madison, WI; Oshkosh, WI; Appleton, WI; Little Chute, WI.

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with my family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The people.

Advice: Listen to your own inner voice. Figure out what YOU want and make it happen. Others may think it is not realistic, but yours is the only opinion that matters. It is YOUR life after all.

Lisa Szromba

she/her/hers

Associate Director of Academic Advising

Graduate Internships Coordinator

Advisor for: Undeclared (Students last names A-L)

Email: szrombal@uwosh.edu

More About Lisa

Places I’ve Lived: Minnesota (St. Joseph and Minneapolis), London, Chicago, Arkansas and Fond du Lac.

In my spare time, I like to: Hang out with my family and friends, cook, travel and spend time outdoors.

Favorite thing about the UARC: I have many favorite things but one of them is the awesome advisors I get to work with every day.

Advice: College is the perfect time to step outside of your comfort and try new things; take advantage of those opportunities.

College of Business

ERIK HELLER

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Assistant Director, College of Business

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors & Exploratory (Undeclared)

Faculty Liaison for Information Systems and Supply Chain Management

Email: hellere@uwosh.edu

More About Erik

Places I’ve Lived: Oakdale, MN; Mankato, MN; Macomb, IL; St. Peter, MN; River Falls, WI; Fond du Lac, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, camping, hiking, skiing, or anything on the water.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The positive energy, wisdom, and support from the UARC team is incredible! I love helping students explore their goals and make their college experience their own.

Advice: Take advantage of the opportunities ahead of you. Ask for help, try something new, own your story, and create amazing memories!

Lisa Crawford

she/her/hers

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors & Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: crawfordl@uwosh.edu

 

 

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Places I’ve Lived: Chicago Suburbs, Atlanta, GA;  Charleston, SC; Crawfordsville, IN

In my spare time, I like to: I like to read and I have my own handmade greeting card business

Favorite thing about the UARC: Everyone’s willingness to help one another!

Advice: Take time for you each day.  College is a marathon, not a sprint.

Morris Hampton

he/him/his

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors & Exploratory (Undeclared)

Faculty Liaison for Accounting, Finance, & Business Law Departments

Email: hampton@uwosh.edu

 

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Places I’d Like to Travel: Italy, Brazil, Argentina.

In my spare time, I like to: Play basketball, golf, and binge watch Netflix.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The students and staff are wonderful people to work with daily. Going to work is never dull!

Advice: Enjoy the college experience. There will be no other chapter of life and learning like it. Enjoy the ride.

Molly Wandersee

she/her/hers

Advisor for: Pre-Business, all Business majors; Economics, Interactive Web Management; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Faculty Liaison for Economics, Interactive Web Management, Management and Human Resources, and Marketing Departments

Email: wandersm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Molly

Places I’ve Lived: Mankato, MN; Menomonie, WI; Rochester, MN; Hatfield, England; La Crosse, WI; & now the Fox Valley.

In my spare time, I like to: Spend time with my family and friends, craft time, travel and eat (I really enjoy food)!

Favorite thing about the UARC: The support this office offers to students is an incredible service that they should take full advantage of. I love working with students and talking about the endless opportunities available to them while in school and once they are ready to graduate.

Advice: Don’t compare your college experience to someone else’s and have the mindset that there is only one way to “do college.” This is your experience and you have the chance to make it whatever you want it to be. Explore new things, meet new people and make the most of it while you can!

College of Education and Human Services

Mehgan Clark

she/her/hers

Assistant Director, College of Education and Human Services

Advisor for: BFA (Art Education), BME (Music Education), Secondary Education: English as a Second Language (ESL), Global Languages, Natural Science; Exploratory (Undeclared)
 

 

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Places I’ve Lived: Ames, IA; Moorehead and Sauk Rapids, MN; Middleton, Cross Plains, Stevens Point, Oshkosh, and Menasha, WI; North Ryde NSW Australia.

In my spare time, I like to: SCUBA and snorkel, play with my daughter and dog, travel, explore zoos and aquaria, and hike or anything outdoors.

Favorite thing about the UARC: It’s a great group of student and professional advisors that share a common goal, assisting students in finding their passions while navigating the University and choosing an academic plan.  We work hard and play hard together!

Advice: Find your purpose.  Think about how your passions and skills over lap.  How will you contribute to society?  Don’t be afraid to ask questions more than once, read more than once and do things more than once!

Jack Danielson

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Advisor for: Early Childhood + Special Education; Special Education; Special Education + Elementary Education; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: danielsonj@uwosh.edu

 

 

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Places I’ve Lived: Oshkosh, La Crosse, and Milwaukee WI

In my spare time, I like to: Watch sports, go for runs, play basketball, read, spend time and travel with my family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The excellent and welcoming staff that truly want each and every student to succeed and achieve their goals.

Advice: It’s ok to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to try to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!

 

Cindy Heath

she/her/hers

Advisor for: Elementary Education, Secondary Education: Broadfield Social Science, English, History, and Math; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: heathc@uwosh.edu

 

 

More About Cindy

Places I‘ve Lived: Suring, Wisconsin; Green Bay, Wisconsin; Lima, Ohio; Greenwood, Wisconsin; Prescott Valley, Arizona; Oshkosh, Wisconsin

In my spare time, I like to: Read, snuggle up with my dogs, travel with my husband or friends, spend time outdoors, find great restaurants anywhere I go.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Helping students become confident in making decisions and taking control of their education and lives.  The UARC team is filled with interesting, fun, friendly, and helpful people.

Advice:  Take the lead in your life and don’t be afraid of what you don’t know.  College is a great time to try new things, make meaningful connections, and find your purpose.

Renee Simpson

she/her/hers

Advisor for: Human Services Leadership (HSL); Physical Education; BSE Undeclared

Email: simpsonre@uwosh.edu

 

 

More About Renee

Places I’ve Lived: Denver, CO; Laramie, WY; Macomb IL; Oshkosh, WI

In my spare time, I like to: Bike Ride, watch a good movie,  enjoy family time.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The environment of wonderful people.

Advice: Find something good in everyday as tomorrow is not promised.

College of Letters & Science and Nursing

Meredith Resop

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Assistant Director, College of Letters & Science and College of Nursing

Advisor for: African American Studies (minor), Chemistry, Environmental Health, Microbiology, Philosophy, Pre-Nursing; Associate’s Degree; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Humanities and Social Science

Email: resopm@uwosh.edu

More About Meredith

Places I’ve Lived: Oconomowoc, WI; North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In my spare time, I like to: Knit, read, and spend time with my friends and family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: I really enjoy getting to meet all the wonderful students and learn about them while helping them work toward their goals and seeing them succeed.

Advice: Come in to the UARC early and come in often!

Majed Altaian

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Advisor for: Biology, Global Languages, International Studies, Political Science, Pre-Law, Pre-Nursing; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Humanities and Math & Science

Email: altaianm@uwosh.edu

 

More About Majed

Places I’ve Lived: Stockton, CA; Santa Barbara, CA; Amman, Jordan

In my spare time, I like to: Shoot film photography, travel, watch horror movies, spend time with friends

Favorite thing about the UARC: How genuine and sincere all of the staff and student employees are, the countless resources made available to students, and the opportunity to take part in student development

Advice: Get involved with your local organizations and be an advocate for the underrepresented in your community!

Jen Escher

she/her/hers

Advisor for: English, Environmental Studies, Psychology, Social Work, Women’s & Gender Studies; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: escherj@uwosh.edu

 

 

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Places I’ve Lived: Iron Mountain, MI; Grand Forks AFB, ND; Hatton, ND; Fond du Lac, WI; and Oshkosh, WI

In my spare time, I like to: do yard work; make art; read or listen to books; write; and spending time with my kids, friends, my partner, and my cat, Beep.

Favorite thing about the UARC: The advisors and the PALS care and dedication to students.

Advice: You came to college to learn new things. Don’t beat yourself up for how much you do or don’t know and how fast you are or aren’t learning. Just be open to everything!

DEBRA GOLDEN

she/her/hers

Advisor for:  Pre-Nursing, Communication Studies, Criminal Justice, Medical Imaging, Medical Laboratory Science; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Email: goldend@uwosh.edu

 

 

More About Debra

Places I’ve Lived: Onalaska, Baraboo, Mauston, Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Appleton WI

In my spare time, I like to: Read, walk, work out, drink coffee, spend time with my family and two cats Rocky and Mabel

Favorite thing about the UARC: Wonderful colleagues

Advice: Don’t be afraid to ask questions and learn where to find answers. We are here to help you find the resources you need. Get involved on campus early, this will help you meet people and start to build your professional network.

Frank Holmes

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Advisor for: Biomedical Science, Computer Science, Geology, Geography, Exercise & Sports Science, Rehabilitation Science, Math, Military Science, Pre-Health; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Fine & Performing Arts and Math & Science

Email: holmes@uwosh.edu

 

More About Frank

Places I’ve Lived: Milwaukee, WI; Omro, WI; Fond du Lac, WI; Oshkosh, WI; El Paso, Texas; and Germany.

In my spare time, I like to: Travel, read, camp, watch a good movie and spend time with my family.

Favorite thing about the UARC: Guiding students in their college career and working with staff  who are dedicated in what they do.

Advice: Attend class, manage time well, check your email, explore and take advantage of all of the academic resources on campus.

Ann Kunkle-Jones headshotAnn Kunkle-Jones

she/her/hers

Advisor for: Art, Anthropology, Engineering Technology, Global Religions, History, Individually Planned Majors, Journalism, Music, Physics/Astronomy (Pre-Engineering), Public Relations, Radio TV Film, Social Justice (minor), Sociology, Theatre; Exploratory (Undeclared)

Division Liaison to Fine & Performing Arts and Social Science

Email: kunkleja@uwosh.edu

More About Ann

Places I’ve Lived: Rosendale, Wisconsin; Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Harrisonburg, Virginia; La Crosse, Wisconsin; Platteville, Wisconsin; Viroqua, Wisconsin; and back to Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

In my spare time, I like to: Garden; play with my dogs; read; crafts; genealogy

Favorite thing about the UARC: No two days are the same!  Each student coming in for advising has different concerns and goals. Our challenge is to help meet each student where they are and help them get where they wish to go.

Advice: Don’t be afraid of trying new things.  But also keep up your hobbies and other interests while you are in college.  You never know when the different parts of your life may intersect and give you new opportunities.

 

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Student Success Center, Suite 202
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

 

 

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Updated: 9/15/2022

 

 

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