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Cannon_Liz_05Liz Cannon has been appointed as the director of the LGBTQ Resource Center at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Cannon has served as the interim director of the Center for the last five years. During that time she and her staff created a significant number of programs and events for students, faculty and staff related to LGBTQ topics and issues of importance to the University and community. The unique programs and services of the LGBTQ Resource Center have positioned the Center to be one of the strongest in the UW System.

Cannon serves as a faculty adviser to the HOPE student group and has trained hundreds of individuals through her SAFE training program.

Cannon, assisted by faculty and interns, provides leadership for the Ally March, the Harvey Milk Scholarship and dinner, International Aids Day, Queer Peer Mentoring, SAFE Training and Lavender Graduation. As an active member of the teaching community on the UW Oshkosh campus, Cannon will participate in the University Studies Program as well as teach courses in English, social justice and women’s studies. Cannon was instrumental in creating the LGBTQ certificate program that will be affiliated with the Women’s and Gender Studies program.

To learn more about the LGBTQ Resource center, visit their website.

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