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  • Meet the pre-college staff

    Our Mission

    To serve low-income and ethnic individuals, families and communities while assisting youth to be successful within their schools and their lives.

    The Pre-college Programs, sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Services, are committed to supporting ethnic communities and low-income families in the La Crosse area and around the state. University students and staff members serve as role models and mentors for the youth and as liaisons to the communities within which the Pre-College participants reside. 

    Monica Yang

    Title: Interim Pre-college Director
    Office: 1109 Centennial Hall
    Phone: (608) 785-8835
    Fax: (608) 785-8837 

    Monica joined the OMSS team in June 2013. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire in Sociology and graduate degree at the University of Minnesota–Twin Cities in Public Policy. She enjoys interacting and working with youth and families participating in UW-L Pre-college programs. Monica is the site supervisor for the Sparta (Lawrence Lawson), Holmen and UWL Thursday Boys programs.

    Chelsea Elsberry

    Title: Interim Pre-college Outreach Specialist
    Office: 1107 Centennial Hall
    Phone: (608) 785-8827
    Fax: (608) 785-8837

    Chelsea is a recent graduate from our own University of Wisconsin- La Crosse, receiving her bachelor's degree in Psychology. She will currently be working in OMSS as one of the Pre-College Program Site Supervisors. Throughout her undergraduate career she was very active in the on-campus diversity organizations, where she discovered her love of working with students of many different backgrounds. She is very excited to be a part of the Pre College Program. Chelsea is the site supervisor for the Norwalk, Tuesday Emerson, and UWL Thursday Girls programs.

    Tom Johnson

    Title: Pre-college Site Supervisor
    Office: 1104 Centennial Hall
    Phone: (608) 785-8482
    Fax: (608) 785-8837

    Tom is the site supervisor for Sparta - Meadowview and Tomah, and assistant site supervisor for the UWL Thursday Boys program.