UWO Women’s Center
Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Women’s Center Staff
We have an enthusiastic staff who are eager to work with others on campus and in the community to support gender equity in Oshkosh. Come by and meet us!
Dr. Alicia Johnson
Dr. Alicia Johnson has served as Director of the Women’s Center since July 2016. Some of her leadership and campus service commitments include co-chairing the Gender Equity Council; chairing the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, co-leading the Culture of Respect Collective Campus Leadership Team; advising the Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC; student organization), serving as a Team Fellow for Soccer, an Equity Coordinator, a S.A.F.E. trainer, Senator on the Senate of Academic Staff, and Campus/University Representative for the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women; and serving as a member on the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee, Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council, Title IX Committee, Beyond Equity Action Collective, Higher Education Diversity and Inclusion Team (Fond du Lac County), and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s Campus Pride Index and World AIDS Day Committees. Since her arrival on campus, Dr. Johnson, in collaboration with campus partners, has secured approximately $325,000 in internal and external funding from the UW Oshkosh Green Fund, American Association of University Women, and the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women.
Dr. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Sport Studies with a specialization in Socio-Cultural Studies, cognate in Cultural Anthropology, and certificates in Women’s Studies, Grant Writing and Proposal Development, and Graduate Teaching from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (MA) and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with minors in Biology and Sports Medicine from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
In her personal time, Dr. Johnson serves as the President for the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women, volunteers with SEPO Zambia and Growing the Game for Girls (G3 Uganda), is a member of the Food Justice Team for the Oshkosh Food Co-op, and is the caretaker for an an adorable chihuahua named Rosie (after Rosie the Riveter).
Eliza joined the Women’s Center staff in September 2014 and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center staff in September 2019. They have a BA in Women’s and Gender Studies, Psychology, and Art with an emphasis in Graphic Design and a certificate in LGBTQ Studies from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. They co-wrote and designed a feminist tongue-in-cheek cookbook, Cooking Up a Revolution: A Feminist Tale of Food and Talking Back, as a fundraiser for the Women’s Center. Eliza launched the Women’s Center’s Level Up! A Feminist Gaming Initiative as a way to spread media literacy, create community, and provide action steps to making gaming and nerd spaces more inclusive and safe. They were awarded the July 2018 STAR Award and the 2019 Queer Staff/Faculty Award for their service to the LGBTQ+ community at UW Oshkosh and in the Oshkosh Area Community. Outside of their roles at UW Oshkosh they run an LGBTQ+ Youth Group for middle and high school students in the community, volunteer at the Time Community Theater and Fit Oshkosh (local non-profits), and run a video game themed YouTube channel, Super Mochi.
Graduate Student Assistant - Student-Parent Support Coordinator
Beth Bouche has a degree in Human Service Leadership with a Global Scholar Certificate from UW Oshkosh. She is currently pursuing her master’s in Public Administration at UW Oshkosh. Beth has a passion for gender equity, social justice, and environmental issues. She is the current OSA Graduate Student Advocacy Senator.
Social Work (BSW) Intern
Darinka Lechuga is in her last academic year at UWO majoring in Social Work and Spanish. She is originally from Milwaukee with parents who come from Mexican and Dominican descent. Being a first-generation student, Darinka has found passion in helping other first-generation students who decide to continue their academic career in higher education. She wishes to attend graduate school some day and focus on receiving her master’s degree in higher education administration. Some of the things Darinka wishes to gain within this internship are expanding her knowledge on women’s rights, learning about other resources on campus and having conversations on positive body image reinforcement.
Theatre Arts Intern
Kev is a senior at UW Oshkosh, majoring in Theater. Kev transferred to UW Oshkosh in the spring of 2019 from UW Whitewater. Since coming to Oshkosh he has joined the Oshkosh Student Association (OSA) as an advocate for all students and serves as the Advocacy Senator for Students with Disabilities. Kev was diagnosed at birth with Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy (which in his case means he cannot walk without help or assistance). That has not stopped him from going after anything he wants to try. Kev has worked on numerous projects around the Oshkosh campus to help the campus become more accessible and accepting of all individuals, including joining UWO’s only multi-cultural Fraternity: Omega Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. in the fall of 2020. In doing that, he hopes to show that regardless of who you are or what your identities may be, you can do anything and can break down the stereotypes. Upon his graduation in the Spring of 2022, Kev will go on to grad school for Student Affairs and Higher Education Leadership. Please come on by and say hello to him at the Women’s Center.