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Contact the University Studies Program (USP) 

University Studies Program
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
800 Algoma Blvd.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Pollock House
(920) 424-1257

Pollock House Reservations

The historic Pollock House space may be used by small groups for meetings and events.
Learn more about reserving the Pollock House.


Meet the USP Staff

Tracy Slagter



Interim Director
Associate Professor of Political Science
(920) 424-4233


Come to Tracy with any questions, critiques, or problems with our overall program or professional development. As we head into our second full year of implementation, we're open to your comments and ideas -- after all, the USP was designed to evolve with our needs. Tracy also teaches in her home department of Political Science, and has an office in Sage Hall 4626 in addition to her office in the Pollock House.

Debbie Gray Patton


Assistant Director
(920) 424-1402 


Seek Debbie's help when you have questions or concerns about your Peer Mentor, if you have course scheduling issues or requests, student registration and add/drop issues for Quest courses, or you need assistance or information about USP 200.

Gabe Loiacono


Associate Director
Associate Professor of History
(920) 424-3416

Gabe ensures we offer the professional development resources our instructors need. An experienced Quest instructor, Gabe also assists instructors with issues that arise during the semester.  When Gabe is not in Pollock House, you'll find him in his office in the Department of History in Sage 3615

Mike Lueder


Civic Engagement Coordinator
(920) 424-4231


Mike is the master of all things related to Quest III.  Call on him if you have questions about Quest III community partners, alumni mentors, or logistical issues.  He's well-versed in the expectations for everyone involved in Quest III.

Susan Fojtik


USP/CETL Administrator
(920) 424-1257

Sue manages our USP email and ensures it gets prompt responses. She is also the one who organizes USP (and CETL) events. Sue's is the voice you'll hear when you call our main line (x1257) and she keeps track of the (piles and piles and piles) of paperwork for us.

Mary Chapin


USP & Pollock House Assistant/Quality Control
(920) 424-4169


Mary keeps track of courses that have been approved for USP and helps to ensure the course offerings make sense for our students. She's also the person to contact if you want to use Pollock House for an event (which we encourage you to do!).


USP Council Members

Carleen Vande Zande, Associate Vice Chancellor for Curricular Affairs & Student Academic Achievement

Samantha Looker, Director for First-Year Writing (WBIS)

Douglas Roubidoux, Coordinator for Comm 111

Ron Rindo, Coordinator for Connect (Advanced Composition)

Jordan Landry, Faculty Coordinator, Intercultural Knowledge Signature Question

Jim Feldman, Faculty Coordinator, Sustainability Signature Question

Paul Van Auken, Faculty Coordinator, Civic Learning Signature Question

Karl Boehler, Quest I Faculty Representative

(Vacant), Quest II Faculty Representative (Contact if you are interested in serving in this capacity and are an experienced Quest II instructor!)

Emmet Sandberg, Quest III Faculty Representative


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