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Titan Life Stories

Beyond the everyday activities of the campus community, the stories shared here provide an opportunity for you to experience individual employee’s unique perspectives that allow us to be collaboratively innovative in how we meet our mission of serving students in an ever-changing global environment.

UW Oshkosh continually strives to create a path of greater cultural understanding and competence through openly identifying individual passions, and growing dialog around the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Who we are is what drives our strength as a community and creates opportunity for all to feel a part of something fantastically greater.

Feel free to reach out to the Workplace DEI Advisory Council if you have any questions, concerns, or would like to know more about what we are doing to create an inclusive university community. University resources are available near the bottom of the page. If you are a current UWO employee and would like to share your story, complete the interest form and join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you.

Our Stories

Andy Leavitt

Andy Leavitt

He/Him/His | Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh | “There is great strength in diversity, and I want to celebrate the differences between people.”

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Art Munin

Art Munin

He/Him/His | Interim Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Dean of Students | “I want to work in a place that supports me in being a person, and not just a job.”

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Liz Cannon

Liz Cannon

Ey/Em/Eirs | Director of LGBTQ+ Resource Center, Lecturer in Women and Gender Studies, LGBT Studies Certificate Coordinator | “The identities that are probably most prevalent are being queer, bisexual, genderqueer, and I have to add white to that because there is a lot of privilege that comes with that.”

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Martin Rudd

Martin Rudd

He/Him/His | Assistant Chancellor for Access Campses | “I literally came to a fully furnished apartment in Waco, with a backpack of mostly summer clothes…because I was moving to Texas, and… I have never left. So, I acquired a house, my wonderful wife and children all along the way, quite unexpectedly, without ever returning to England to live.”

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Byron Adams

Byron Adams

He/Him/His | Director of Student Achievement Services | “It was my mother, specifically. My mother said to me, ‘Look, if you’re not going to make a decision, I am going to make it for you. And guess what? You are going to college.’”

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Damira Grady

Damira Grady

She/hers/ella | Associate Vice Chancellor of Academic Support for Inclusive Excellence and Chief Diversity Officer | “In this work, we can’t center ourselves. We have to center the most vulnerable and invisible person. We have to think about our intentions and the impact… what’s the unintended consequence of the things that we are doing — In our allyship, in our mentorships, in our trainings, and programming?”

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Alicia Johnson

Alicia Johnson

She/Her/Hers | Director of Women’s Center, UW Oshkosh | “It allows me to connect when we have shared identities. In other ways, I have work to do to show that I am constantly seeking to grow and learn.”

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Eliza Farrow

Eliza Farrow

They/Them/Theirs | Program Assistant for the Women’s Center and LGBTQ+ Resource Center | “An inclusive workplace is characterized by the ability to bring all of who you are into your work environment and not having to leave parts behind.”

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This project was inspired by the CUPA HR Creating Inclusive Communities Project.

University Resources

Visit the resources listed below to learn more. If you have questions or if you would like to know more about how we are creating an inclusive community at UWO, please reach out to the Workplace DEI Advisory Council.

If you are a current UW Oshkosh employee and would like to share your story, fill out the Titan Life Stories interest form and join the conversation. We look forward to hearing from you.

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