The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Alumni Association’s Board of Directors elected seven new members to serve three-year terms, beginning in fall 2012.
The 24-member, volunteer board works to build connections among alumni, students and the University.
The new members include Stephanie Briggs ’00 and MSE ’02, of Madison; Ann Duginske ’11, of DePere; Bret Goodman ’71, of Glendale; Mark Joel ’98, of Oshkosh; Colleen Merrill ’09 and MBA ’10, of Oshkosh; Jason Richter ’00 and MBA ’12, of Menasha; and Russ Weyers ’82, of Mount Pleasant.
Two additional members—Tom Guyette ’68, of Green Bay; and Doug Jirovetz ’67 and MBA ’78, of Oshkosh—were reelected to second terms on the board. They are both retired.
Briggs, a residence life coordinator at UW-Madison, credits her education and experiences at UWO as the impetus for pursuing a career in higher education student affairs.
“As a first-generation college student, I wanted to be able to support students in their transition to the college experience as well as support their success, personal growth and happiness along their own college journey.”
As a board member, she looks forward to connecting with other UWO alumni and strengthening her UWO roots.
Duginski, a research and development project manager with New North, is committed to giving back to her alma mater, after enjoying the University’s support for students who want to make a difference through campus organizations.
As a student, she witnessed first-hand the commitment board members have to UWO, “offering much-needed connections, direction and support.”
Goodman, owner of Bret Goodman Companies, is interested in helping the University stay on its course of increasing excellence. He has served on the Chancellor’s Advisory Council and was a member of the College of Business Alumni Chapter.
“My commitment to UWO began while I was a student and has continued all of these years,” he said. “It’s a wonderful University that was instrumental in my personal and professional development.”
Joel, owner of Go Green Consulting, looks forward to giving back to UW Oshkosh.
Merrill, the Survey Center director with UWO’s Business Success Center, is known as an “outstanding spokesperson” for the University. She is involved in the community, including serving as a member of Oshkosh Rotary.
A senior consultant for cross boundary insights with Kimberly-Clark Corp, Richter is interested in education and getting further involved with his alma mater. I also desire to improve the product and, ultimately, the brand equity of the University,” he said.
Weyers, president of Watson Consulting, plans to work as a consultant after serving 30 years as a banker. “I now have the time and am looking to get involved to help UWO, which was very good to me,” he said.