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Darryl SimsDarryl Sims

Director of Athletics
Employed at UW Oshkosh since 1998

As the new athletics director for UW Oshkosh, Darryl provides strategic leadership and support for the department's 21-sport athletics program, which includes over 500 student athletes.

"I have visited many other universities and haven't found another school that is more forward-thinking. Chancellor Wells and his administrative staff are constantly pressing the envelope and looking for more effective ways of doing things.

"I enjoy the interaction I have with our student athletes and coaches. I look forward to providing excellent support services for our student athletes and creating a learning environment that promotes intellectual and athletic accomplishment.

"Every day brings a new opportunity. There's always something new and exciting going on in athletics and throughout campus."

 

Laura RommelfangerLaura Rommelfanger

Special Events Coordinator
Chancellor's Office
Employed at UW Oshkosh since 2001

No work day at UW Oshkosh is typical for Laura. As the special events coordinator for the Chancellor’s Office, her day may involve recruiting teams for the Dragonboat races, arranging logistics for a groundbreaking or coordinating a commencement ceremony.

“I enjoy the challenges and opportunities of my job. Working part-time, I have been able to grow as a professional, while pursuing my education, and being a supportive and involved parent.

“My colleagues are great. They share their unique perspectives and ideas, and support me in my work. I learn something new from them every day.

“Student employees are my left and right hands for most of the events I coordinate. They never cease to inspire me with their creativity, energy and experience. When I see them cross the stage and receive their diploma, I am reminded that my work is meaningful because, in some small way, it has contributed to their success.”

 

leigha.jpgLeigha Moll

Senior, Human Services Major
Human Resources Student Assistant

As a prospective student, Leigha chose UW Oshkosh because she liked the campus and thought it had a lot to offer students.

"What I love the most about UWO is the human services program I am in since it offers two internships as well as how much diversity and variety of services available to students on campus.

"My favorite part about my job is the awesome people I work with. They are the most knowledgeable, hardworking and friendly people I have had the chance to work with. I have learned so much from my time with them."

 

Yoko Mogi-HeinYoko Mogi-Hein

Senior Lecturer
Department of Educational Foundations
College of Education and Human Services
Employed at UW Oshkosh since 2009

Yoko is actively involved in the UW Oshkosh community. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in multicultural education, serves on two campus committees, and is engaged in a joint research project.

“My position at UW Oshkosh calls for excellence in teaching, research and service. I enjoy meeting and getting to know my students and fellow colleagues. I am passionate about pedagogy of freedom and world issues of social inequality.

“For my research project, I am collaborating with Susan Jamison, a cell biologist teaching at the University of Glasgow in England. We are exploring critical pedagogy with an emphasis on problem-based learning. The idea of this partnership is fascinating, and I’m very excited that UW Oshkosh has given me this opportunity!

“The leadership team in the College of Education and Human Services is excellent, and I have met some outstanding faculty and staff. I love UWO, and this is where I belong.”

 

Rick VanDrisseRick VanDrisse

Craft Worker Supervisor
Facilities Management
Employed at UW Oshkosh since 1986

After Rick's first day of work at UW Oshkosh in 1986, he knew he had found the perfect job for him. As a craft worker supervisor, Rick manages employees in the electrical, plumbing and mechanical department.

"I know the difference between liking and not liking your job. At UW Oshkosh, people genuinely want to be here. I enjoy coming to work every day. With a positive work environment and great coworkers, I couldn't think of a better place to work."

“What I love most about my job are the people. In my position, I interact with a variety of people throughout campus. The satisfaction I get from my work is from the smiling faces and ‘thank yous’ I receive when our department completes a job.”

 

Jamie SchwisterJamie Schwister

Administrative Specialist
Administrative Services
Employed at UW Oshkosh since 2008

Jamie began at UW Oshkosh in 2008 as a limited-term employee in the Cashier's Office. Since then, she has become full time and recently accepted a new role as an administrative specialist.

"What I like most about working for UWO is that it's a positive environment that promotes individual growth in its student and employees. Even if I am having a tough day, I know that I am part of a great organization.

"I am excited for the challenge of a new position with greater responsibilities. I look forward to learning and growing professionally."

 

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