Dear Campus Community,

On Monday August 24th at 12:24pm, Information Technology was informed of an attempted phishing email that appeared to be sent from Chancellor Leavitt’s personal email address.  This email was sent by a malicious party that was not affiliated with Chancellor Leavitt or UW Oshkosh.

The email was probably intended to encourage recipients to open an attached file, which likely would have contained a virus.  Luckily, in this case, the file was not delivered and people who received the message were not infected.

Learn more about phishing:


If you get an email that appears suspicious, contact the Help Desk or call x3020.


Thank you,

Anne Milkovich

Chief Information Officer