The Office of Equal Opportunity & Access merged with the Office of Human Resources in June 2018. This merger made Equal Opportunity & Access a function within the Office of Human Resources at UW Oshkosh now reporting to the Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Equal Opportunity & Affirmative Action (AVC HR/EO/AA).
The function of Equal Opportunity & Access is comprised of three full-time staff members including the Director of Equal Opportunity & Access, an Investigator, and a Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist.
Below you will find a little more information about each person.
Shawna Kuether, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for HR/EO/AA
Shawna Kuether is the Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources & Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action and serves as the Chief Human Resources Officer and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer for the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. The position is responsible for developing and executing human resource strategy in support of the University’s overall strategic direction, specifically in the areas of talent management, change management, organizational and performance management, training and development, titling, compensation, benefits administration, and equal opportunity and affirmative action.
Office Location: 328 Dempsey Hall
Phone: (920) 424-0283
Currently Vacant, Director Equal Opportunity & Access
The Director of Equal Opportunity & Access is the university’s lead administrator on affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability issues, as well as diversity and inclusion efforts. The Director also serves as the Title IX Coordinator for UW Oshkosh.
The Director oversees the Office of Equal Opportunity & Access and works with other university leaders to enhance UW Oshkosh diversity and inclusion efforts. The office ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability issues; investigates discrimination and sexual harassment complaints; provides training in sexual harassment, discrimination and disability issues; fosters campus diversity initiatives and oversees the implementation of policies, procedures and services as they relate to compliance with the Civil Rights Act, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the 2008 Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act.
Office Location: 337 Dempsey Hall
Phone: (920) 424-0330
Shaniqua Crawford, Investigator/Deputy Title IX Coordinator
Shaniqua Crawford is responsible for conducting investigations into allegations of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment and sexual assault in violation of University policy. Shaniqua also serves as a Deputy Title IX Coordinator.Office Location: 337D Dempsey Hall Phone: (920) 424-0452 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Patricia Schrader, Senior Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist
Patricia Schrader is certified as a Professional in Human Resources(PHR®) and a Certified Diversity & Inclusion Recruiter(CDR®). Ms. Schrader ensures compliance with federal, state and local laws related to affirmative action, equal opportunity and disability issues. Ms. Schrader also assists with UW Oshkosh’s comprehensive disability services program for employees, including the assessment and delivery of accommodations and services for faculty and staff with disabilities. Patricia is also primarily responsible for the completion of UWO’s Affirmative Action Plan.
Office Location: 337E Dempsey Hall
Phone: (920) 424-1536