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President: Serena Knowles

Serena is a third year student at UWO majoring in Social Work with a minor in English Literature.  She has been a member of HOPE for a year and a half.  This is Serena's first year on the executive board.  Serena is also involved with USRH and RAC.  Serena enjoys spending time with friend, reading, watching movies, and spending time with her family.


Vice-President: Jared Holewinski

Jared Holewinski is a junior majoring in Art/Photography. This is his third semester being involved with HOPE and his first on the Executive Board. Jared is also an inducted member of the National Society of Leadership and Success. In his free time Jared enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and watching movies.


Programming Coordinator: Garrett Denning

Garrett is a Senior majoring in English. In his spare time he enjoyes dancing and hanging out with friends. Garrett is also Vice President of Creative Writers Society and First Mate of the UWO English Club.  




Programming Coordinator: Adam Nemetz

Greetings, I’m Adam Nemetz. I am a Speech Communications Major with a Social Justice Minor here at UW Oshkosh and this is my first year on the HOPE Executive Board as Co. Program Coordinator, but I have been a member of HOPE for two years. In my free time I enjoy active social networking, classic film criticism and am a connoisseur of many genres of music. But most of all I enjoy being a “professional student”, this being my fifth year in college.


OSA Representative: Patrick Olson



Co-Advisor- Lisa Goetsch




Co-Advisor- Liz Cannon

Liz Cannon directs the LGBTQ Resource Center here at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as well as teaches in English, Women's Studies, and African American Studies.  She has also recently taken over as the director of the Social Justice Program.  Liz teaches diversity issues, including Queer Theory, African American Literature, and Women and Madness.  She serves as several committees, including the Gender Equity Council, the Women's Studies Steering and Curriculum Committee, and the African American Studies Steering Committee.  Her "family" includes partner, Jay; dog, Tavia;  cats Ariel, Caliban, and Sammy.  Liz is also proud to admit that she is a grandmother.  When not working, Liz can be found riding American Saddlebreds.


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