Career Outcomes of MPA Graduates

2021 Alumni Career Outcomes News
  • Anthony Rux, Budget Management Analyst, Milwaukee County
  • Cynthia Anderson, Executive Director, BSP Free Clinic in Middleton, WI
  • Kody Kivisto, Nursing Home Administrator, Odd Fellow Home, Green Bay, WI
  • Kathryn Fingal, Medical Administrative Assistant, North Texas Area Community Health Center, Inc., Texas
  • Joshua Nauber-Finch, City Administrator, City of Hillsboro, Wisconsin
  • Ronnie Barger, Marquette County Administrator, Marquette, Wisconsin
  • Richard Traner, Area Coordinator, State of Wisconsin
  • Cherri Stoffel, Disability Benefit Specialist Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
  • Johnathan McDonald, Parks, Recreation, Forestry Director, Village of Little Chute, Wisconsin
  • Menna Tafesse Garedew, Chief Executive Officer, Deborah Foundation, Ethiopia
  • Julie Knudsen, ESOL Teaching Position, Oshkosh North High School, Oshkosh, Wisconsin
  • Nana Adjoa Coleman, Senior Internal Auditor, Heritage-Crystal Clean, LLC
  • Adam Gitter, Village Administrator, Village of Kewaskum, WI
  • Ahna Barreau, Testing Administrative Manager, COVID-19 Response and Recovery Team, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
2020 Alumni Career Outcomes News
  • Rennita Hernandez, Tribal Action Plan Manager, Oneida Nation of WI
  • Katheryn Fingal, Administrative Specialist at the University of Connecticut
  • Crystal Wagner, Community Development and Assessment Department at the City of Neenah
  • Adam Gitter, Town Administrator at Town of Buchanan
  • Jeffrey Butz, Executive Director at Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health
  • Sadie Parafiniuk, President/CEO of Envision Greater Fond du Lac
  • Mikko Hilvo, City Administrator of the City of Cedarburg
  • Joseph Stephenson, Principal Planner at City of Menasha
  • Cindy Anderson, HealthConnect Coordinator, United Way of Dane County
  • Ruthnande Kessa, Doctoral Student in the Public Affairs Program at Florida Central University
2019 Alumni Career Outcomes News
  • Benjamin Krumenauer, Village Administrator of the City of Oscola
  • Ashley Franke, Clinic Director, Acadia Healthcare
  • Emily Grover, Client Service Representative, Ciox Health
  • Kathryn (Baez, Scheeler) Fingal, Public Administration at the University of Connecticut
  • Nicholas Baus, Wisconsin Sales Manager, Customer Owned Equipment, Madison
  • Menna Tafesse Garedew, Special Needs Facilitator, United Migrant Opportunity
2018 Alumni Career Outcomes News
Congratulations to MPA Alumni Who Started New Jobs! 
  • Shawna Kuether, Associate Vice Chancellor for Human Resources at UW Oshkosh.
  • Cody Kivisto, Interim Nursing Home Administrator at Atrium Health & Senior Living.
  • Candice Skenandore has been promoted to Self-Governance Coordinator at Oneida Nation.
  • Piersen Bowman, Global HR Services Lead at Oshkosh Corporation.
  • Joe Stephenson, Associate Planner at City of Menasha
  • Myraira Bell, Skilled Nursing and Assistant Living Administrator
  • Crystal Strosahl, Provider Relations Liaison, ThedaCare
  • Adrian Herrera, Contract and Financial Coordinator at Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Lyndzee Schaus, Advanced Medical Support Assistant at Veteran Administration
  • Caitlin Payne, Teacher at Green Bay Correctional Institution
  • Renita Hernandez, Workforce Development Specialist at Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin
  • Kelsey Finke, Business Analyst at Liberty Mutual Insurance.
  • Candice Skenandore, Self-Governance Assistant Coordinator for the Oneida Nation.
  • Deborah Anderson, Manager, Ascension Medical Group-Orthopedics, Sports Medicine and Podiatry at Ascension. 
  • Adam Gitter, Economic Development Manager at City of West Bend.
  • Sierra Verbokel, Program Assistant at UW Oshkosh
  • Matthew Stenerson, Regional Coordinator for Boy Scouts of America.
  • Anthony Rux, Technical Support Representative II at FIS.
2017 Alumni Career Outcomes News
MPA Alumni Accepted in Doctoral Programs
May 9, 2017
  • Joshua Tegen is a Ph.D. student in Urban Studies/Affairs at the UW Milwaukee.
  • Jess Kahlow is a Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. student in the Communication program at UW Milwaukee. 
Patrick Wetzel Started a New Position as Town Administrator
May 3, 2017

The MPA alumnus, Patrick Wetzel, started a new position as Town Administrator at Town of Lawrence! Congratulations!

Justin Heim Completed his Ph.D. from Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ
April 20, 2017

Mr. Justin Heim completed his Ph.D. degree in business with public administration concentration from Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ.  His dissertation focuses on Perceptions of Organizational Politics in Volunteer Fire Departments. He is a 2011 UW Oshkosh MPA graduate and currently teaches undergraduate and graduate classes for the PA Department at UW Oshkosh. 

2016 Alumni Career Outcomes News
Phylicia Lee was Appointed as Administrative Assistant 

August 17, 2016

Phylicia Lee graduated from the MPA program in 2014. She was hired as Administrative Assistant to the Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty at Stonehill College, Easton Massachusetts. In this new role, Ms. Lee is working collaboratively with the administrative assistants to the Provost and the Dean of Academic Achievements, maintaining multiple budgets and file system, preparing faculty contracts and keeping track of teaching loads, maintaining faculty hire and teaching information, and working in conjunction with the Payroll Department to process stipends. 

Kate McQuillan was Appointed as Special Assistant to the UW Oshkosh Chancellor
July 1, 2016

Effective July 1, 2016, Kate McQuillan was appointed full-time as the Special Assistant to the Chancellor. In this role, she will provide leadership, direction, continuity and support for a variety of activities and initiatives. Acting on behalf of Chancellor Leavitt, she will advance key priorities and initiatives such as the work of the Study Groups, the development of an association/organization for retirees, the Workplace Joy initiative and coordination of relations with governance groups and through established meeting and deliberative structures. She will also serve as the University’s Public Records custodian.

Shawn Monroe was Appointed as Global Ethics and Compliance Specialist
January 22, 2016

Mr. Shawn Monroe was appointed a Global Ethics and Compliance Specialist in the Oshkosh Corporation, Oshkosh, WI. 

2015 Alumni Career Outcomes News
Shawna Kuether was Promoted as Deputy Director of Human Resources at UW Oshkosh
September 9, 2015
Ms Shawna Kuether, who graduated from the UW Oshkosh MPA program in 2015, has accepted the position of Deputy Director of Human Resources at UW Oshkosh. 


Manny Vasquez was Promoted as Vice President of Fox Cities Regional Partnership
September 3, 2015

Mr. Manny Vasquez, who graduated from the UW Oshkosh MPA program in 2014, was promoted as vice president of Fox Cities Regional Partnership. Read more…


Cindy Polzin was Promoted in the Office of the Governor of Wisconsin

August 21, 2015

The Northwestern reported that Ms. Cindy Polzin was appointed as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Budget, Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs in the Office of the Governor of Wisconsin. She graduated from the UW Oshkosh MPA program in 2009. 


Agnes Vetinde was Hired as a Site Study Manager
August 17, 2015

Ms. Agnes Vetinde, who graduated from the MPA program in 2015 Spring semester, has recently accepted an offer to work as a Site Study Manager at Kimberly-Clark. She will be working with the research and engineering to oversee the execution of studies. 


Joseph LeMire was Appointed Police Chief at UW Milwaukee
June 10, 2015

Mr. Joseph LeMire, who graduated from the MPA program in 2015 Spring semester was appointed Police Chief at UW Milwaukee. Read more…


John Good was Appointed to the UWO Alumni Board of Directors
May 29, 2015

Mr. John Good, 2014 MPA graduate, was elected to the 2015-2016 UWO Alumni Board of Directors

Nana Coleman was Hired at Ernst and Young in the Chicago Office
May 5, 2015

Ms. Nana Coleman, 2014 MPA graduate, got an external audit position at Ernst and Young in the Chicago Office, starting October 1st, 2015.

2014 Alumni Career Outcomes News
Jerry Schuetz was Appointed Communications Supervisor at the School District of Milton

August 30, 2014

Jerry Schuetz was appointed Communications Supervisor at School District of Milton in August 2014. He is responsible for coordinating external and internal communication efforts in the School District of Milton. Jerry Schuetz has been deeply involved in the Milton community. Previously he has served as Chief of Police and City Administrator of the City of Milton. Congratulations!


Christine Kaup was Appointed in the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

February 6, 2014

Christine Kaup was appointed at the Employment & Training Division of the Department of Workforce Development in the Menasha Job Center. She is working with the Trade Adjustment Act (TAA)-approved individuals, as a Coordinator, and she is also in the Resource Room assisting job seekers one day each week.  Christine was pleased to share about the many rewards experienced working directly with the public!

Xiaoang Xing was Admitted in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program

January 15, 2014

The MPA alumnus, Xiaoang Kevin Xing, was admitted in the Doctor of Pharmacy Program at Concordia University Wisconsin School of Pharmacy. Kevin pursuit the health agency administration emphasis in the MPA program. Congratulations!
2013 Alumni Career Outcomes News
Robert Roberts was Appointed as the New Director of UWO Office of Grants and Faculty Development

September 3, 2013

Robert Roberts was appointed as the new Director of the UWO Office of Grants and Faculty Development effective July 1, 2013. Mr. Roberts most recently served as Interim Director of the Office of Sponsored Programs, Senior Grants and Project Development Specialist and Criminal Justice Assistant Professor at UW-Platteville. He was previously Dean of Criminal Justice and Executive Director of Federal Relations for Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton. From 1994 through 2000, he served as Chief of Police and Village Administrator in the Village of Waunakee. He served in those same roles in the town of Iron River from 1993 to 1995. Mr. Roberts graduated from the UWO MPA program in Spring 2000. Congratulations!


Kate McQuillan was Promoted in UWO HR Department

September 3, 2013

Kate McQuillan was promoted to Organizational Development Program Manager in UWO Human Resources Department. Ms. McQuillan has previously been a program assistant in the Provost Office. She has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh June STAR Award. Congratulations!


Emily McFarland was Appointed as Alderman for the 1st District in Watertown and Promoted as Lead Policy Analyst

August 8, 2013

Emily McFarland was appointed as the new Alderman for the 1st District in Watertown. Read more… She recently received promotion as the Lead Policy Analyst for the Department of Administration Division of Energy Services. Congratulations!


Kate McQuillan was Awarded UWO June STAR Award

May 20, 2013

Kate McQuillan, a program assistant in the UWO Provost Office, has been named the recipient of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh June STAR AwardRead more…Congratulations!


Angela Gorall was Appointed Village Administrator

May 3, 2013

The Village of Bellevue near Green Bay appointed Town of Buchanan Administrator Angela Gorall, MPA alumna and Stephen Hintz MPA recipient, as its next village administrator.Ms. Gorall has 14 years of public planning experience, including the past six years with Buchanan in the Fox Cities. Congratulations!


Robert Kufrin Retires

April 15, 2013

Congratulations to Robert Kufrin on his retirement as a Village Administrator of Sister Bay as of June 28, 2013! Robert Kufrin has a 37-year career in municipal administration, including nine years as Sister Bay’s administrator.  During his tenure as administrator, Kufrin oversaw the expansion of the sports complex, the construction of Waterfront Park and the expansion of the marina. He also improved the village’s budgeting procedures and oversaw the introduction of the village website and intranet site. Congratulations again!


Steve Volkert was Appointed Assistant City Administrator

January 28, 2013 

Steve Volkert has resigned his position as administrator of the Village of Winneconne and will begin his new role as an Assistant City Administrator in West Bend on February 11, 2013. He will be overseeing clerical, assessor, city clerk, human resources, public access TV and other city operations. Congratulations!


Patrick Wetzel was Named an Entrepreneur Finalist

January 24, 2013

The Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce named their young professionals Future 15 for 2013. Among the 15 is Patrick Wetzel, a Brown County supervisor and personnel and benefits coordinator for the village of Ashwaubenon. The group was honored at a January 24 event at the Hyatt on Main. The Future 15 will be profiled in a special interest in Sunday’s paper. Congratulations!


Patrick Wetzel was Appointed City Manager of Weyauwega

January 24, 2013

On January 23, 2013, the Brown County Board said goodbye to Ashwaubenon Supervisor Patrick Wetzel, who was hired as a City Manager of Weyauwega.Patrick noted in an e-mail, “…Undoubtedly, I wouldn’t be in this position without getting to the UWO MPA program.” Congratulations!


Joseph Krebsbach was Appointed Director

January 12, 2013

The MPA alumnus, Joseph Krebsbach, has recently been leading the merger of the Door County Department of Community Programs, where he was the Director, and the Department of Social Services into a new Door County Department of Human Services.  He has been appointed as Director of the newly merged department. Congratulations!
2012 Alumni Career Outcomes News
Kirwins Charles was Accepted in a Ph.D. Program

October 18, 2012

The MPA Alumnus, Kirwins Charles, is a first year Ph.D. student in Public Policy at the School of Policy and Administration at Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. His area of interest focuses on international development and Haiti. He would like to explore strategic ways that public policy can be used as a tool to enhance effectiveness, equality, dignity, and the quality of life of the Haitian people. We congratulate him and wish him lots of success in the doctoral program!


The Passing of Kim Mooney

July 24, 2012

It is with deep sadness that the PA Department announces the passing of alumna Kim Mooney. She passed away at her Fond du Lac home late Sunday, July 22, 2012. Kim Mooney has graduated from the MPA program in Spring 2009. She was an outstanding student and committed and caring administrator. Kim has served as Fond du Lac County Social Services Director since August 2006.  She had oversight of numerous department programs that ensured the safety, self-sufficiency and well-being of individuals and families. Kim believed that she could make a difference to people she served. She will be dearly missed.


Jeffrey Lawrence Started a New Job at the State of WI-DOA

May 26, 2012

The MPA alumnus Jeffrey Lawrence has recently started a new job at the entry level as a Budget and Policy Analyst for the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration in the Bureau of State Budget Office, Executive Budget and Finance Division, Health Services and Insurance Section. Congratulations!


Shawn Monroe was Appointed UWO New VRC Coordinator

April 20, 2012

Shawn Monroe helps fellow veterans navigate their educational journeys as UWO’s new Veterans Resource Center (VRC) Coordinator. Shawn is an Iraq War Veteran and a 2012 graduate of UWO. Before joining the UWO VRC, Shawn worked for the Department of Veterans Affairs as an OEF/OIF peer counselor and as a PTSD program assistant at the Madison VA hospital. Shawn is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Affairs, Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Purple Heart and the Iraq and Afganistan Veterans of America. Congratulations! 


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