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Interim Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion

Stacy Narcotta-Welp  Profile of Stacy Narcotta-Welp

Interim Vice Chancellor
145E Graff Main Hall
snarcotta-welp@uwlax.edu
608.785.8534

Specialty areas:

Leadership development instructor and trainer, including: Strengths-based Leadership; Culturally Intelligent Leadership, National Coalition Building Institute workshops, strategic planning, and team building.

Lecturer, UWL Student Affairs Administration Graduate Program.

Adjunct Instructor, The University of Iowa Leadership Studies Department.

Interim Assistant Vice Chancellor Team

Ashley Edwards  Profile of Ashley Edwards  Meet with me

Associate Professor
4310 Centennial Hall
aedwards@uwlax.edu
608.785.6723

Specialty areas:

Interpersonal communication, inclusive pedagogy, social support, leadership & professional communication, computer-mediated communication, culture, and teaching in a multimodal environment 

Vickie Sanchez  Profile of Vickie Sanchez  Meet with me

Multicultural Student Services Director
1111 Centennial Hall
vsanchez@uwlax.edu
608.785.8834

Specialty areas:

Multicultural Student Organizations

Leadership & Career Development

Academic & Financial Retention

Intercultural Development

 

Willem Vanroosenbeek  Profile of Willem Vanroosenbeek

Student Affairs Director (C)
2214 Student Union
wvanroosenbeek@uwlax.edu
608.785.8887

Specialty areas:

LGBTQ+ Education 
Working with LGBTQ+ people in Health Care
The future is Queer and Nonbinary
Transgender Identity and Experience
Making your Work Place LGBTQ+ Supportive

Executive Assistant

D&I Offices

Ashley Nowak  Profile of Ashley Nowak

Director Center Transformative Justice
1131 Centennial Hall
anowak2@uwlax.edu
608.785.5093

Vickie Sanchez  Profile of Vickie Sanchez

Multicultural Student Services Director
1111 Centennial Hall
vsanchez@uwlax.edu
608.785.8834

Willem Vanroosenbeek  Profile of Willem Vanroosenbeek

Student Affairs Director (C)
2214 Student Union
wvanroosenbeek@uwlax.edu
608.785.8887

Specialty areas:

LGBTQ+ Education 
Working with LGBTQ+ people in Health Care
The future is Queer and Nonbinary
Transgender Identity and Experience
Making your Work Place LGBTQ+ Supportive

Luke Fannin  Profile of Luke Fannin

Director Student Support Services
2132 Centennial Hall
lfannin@uwlax.edu
608.785.8538

Mike Durnin  Profile of Mike Durnin

Interim Title IX & Compliance Director
145 Graff Main Hall
mdurnin@uwlax.edu
608.785.8043

Monica Yang  Profile of Monica Yang

Youth Protection Coordinator
145B Graff Main Hall
myang@uwlax.edu
608.785.5099

D&I Liaisons

Teresa DePratt  Profile of Teresa DePratt

Psychologist, Diversity & Inclusion Liaison
145C Graff Main Hall
tdepratt@uwlax.edu
608.785.5089

Specialty areas:

Emotional health and academic success of traditionally marginalized students; exploration and navigation of identities and roles; anxiety disorders, depression; post-graduation plans and graduate school; connection and relationships.

Barbara

Barbara Stewart

Academic Staff/Emeritus

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Wisconsin- La Crosse exemplifies inclusive excellence by:

  • creating a welcoming and inclusive environment,
  • expanding DEI resources,
  • engaging with diverse perspectives,
  • and maximizing the success and inclusion of all students, staff, and faculty.

We are committed to transforming the hearts and minds of our campus community, and we continue to articulate these values in personal interactions as well as classroom and community experiences. We are committed because we are aware that these occurrences enrich our campus community and prepare our students to lead in a global environment.

We are aware that DEI work is a journey, therefore, we will continue to build a learning environment that demonstrates our commitment to inclusive excellence. Furthermore, the D&I Division invites you to join us in this journey by working with us in fostering inclusive and educational learning environments. We can be inspirational leaders by making DEI part of the fabric of our institution and communities.

Vitaliano Figueroa

Vitaliano

Vitaliano Figueroa

Vice Chancellor
Student Affairs

Greetings from the Division of Student Affairs,

As the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, I am excited that at UWL our commitment to diversity has led us to the development of the Division of Diversity and Inclusion.  Diversity and inclusion is essential because it allows students from various backgrounds to discover different ways of looking at and experiencing the world around them.  By embracing diversity and inclusion, an environment is created that allows for the exchange of ideas and sharing of perspectives.  Additionally, a diverse and inclusive environment allows for friendships and relationships to develop that will, in turn, enhance our students' university experience.

An understanding of diversity, in all forms, is crucial in preparing our future leaders. Diversity and inclusion are integral to all facets of Student Affairs and serve as the impetus that drives the division and departmental goals and objectives.  As a result, we, at the Division of Student Affairs, continue to support initiatives and expand programs that will support student success and personal growth.

Betsy Morgan

Betsy

Betsy Morgan

Interim Chancellor
Chancellor's Office

What does it mean to provide leadership to Academic Affairs in the area of diversity? For me, it means a commitment to continually evolving the campus by listening and working across the units of student and academic affairs. 

At UWL, Inclusive Excellence reflects involvement from students, staff, and faculty from across the campus – each of whom brings perspectives on the myriad of ways that the university is experienced by the individuals who create the campus climate.  Leadership on diversity also means that we listen acutely to those whose professional and personal experiences interface closely with individuals who come from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.  Unique to academic affairs is a focus on the student learning aspects of diversity including a host of interrelated areas such as curricular infusion, barriers to student success, promotion of universal design for optimal student learning, and awareness of the role of instructors in creating inclusive environments that promote academic equity and success. 

Join me in actively exploring the ways in which our own experiences inform our work and in challenging ourselves to be genuine citizens of the 21st century.