University of Wisconsin Oshkosh human services leadership professor Alfred Kisubi passed away on Sunday, December 30.
A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019, at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home from 2 to 7 p.m. Additional visitation on Sunday, January 6, 2019, will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church Oshkosh, with the service to immediately follow at 4 p.m. Complete details and a full obituary will be updated as they become available.
Kisubi began his career at UW Oshkosh in 1992 and completed his doctorate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1993. His doctoral research investigated race relations and implications for higher education administration. This research focused on the attitudes and perceptions of college students, faculty and local residents relative to ecological segregation, social distance, and multicultural experiences and how this may contribute to the attrition of minority students.
He was committed to globalization by educating students and colleagues on the social and cultural forces that influence cross-cultural relations between Africans and Americans. He regularly led study abroad experiences to Kenya and Uganda that emphasized globalization in politics, education, human services, health, gender and development. This commitment to an international exchange of ideas, research, and practice was internationally known and valued. Kisubi provided considerable support to innumerable international students and was well-loved by the immigrant community for his help with everything from a ride to translating documents.
Kisubi also will be remembered for his poetry. His poetry book, Time Winds, received national acclaim. One reviewer noted that his poetry reflects his keen observation of the human condition. For 20 years he taught a weekly writing class at the Seniors Center here in Oshkosh.