OMSS UPDATE COVID-19

Based on UWL’s decision to close campus and go to an online class platform for the remainder of the semester, the Office of Multicultural Student Services will have no in-office staff until further notice and will not be accepting any face-to-face appointments or walk-ins. 

Our office building is locked to the public as of March 18. We are currently working on sending our students a message outlining ongoing support for the remainder of the semester. For updated campus information pertaining to COVID-19, please utilize UWL’s COVID-19 homepage. 

We will strive to provide the best service and advocacy to our students and families during this time. In lieu of phone calls, please send an email to omss@uwlax.edu with your questions or concerns. We appreciate your patience during this time. Thank you. 

In solidarity, 

OMSS Staff 

Monica Yang

Title: Outreach Manager
Email: myang@uwlax.edu
Office: 1113 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608.785.8835
Fax: 608.785.8837 

Monica oversees administrative and budgetary aspects of the Pre-College Programs.


Authrene Ashton

Title: Pre-College Coordinator
Email: aashton@uwlax.edu 
Office: 1107 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8928
Fax: 608.785.8837

Authrene is originally from San Bernardino, CA but grew up most of her life in Marshfield, WI. She graduated with a B.A. in Interpersonal Communication from UW-La Crosse and a M.A. in Student Affairs Administration from Michigan State University. She's passionate about advocating for the needs of other first-generation college students and students of other various marginalized identities. She likes to engage with work and conversation around equitable education, community organizing, and intergroup dialogue. Outside of work you'll find her spending time with her family and friends, as well as her cat Pocket. She likes to spend time cooking, baking, and traveling to new places. 

Authrene oversees the day-to-day functions of the Pre-College Programs, and supervises the Pre-College staff and students. She is the site supervisor for the Tuesday UWL site.


Kaj Sab Lug (Lani) Xiong

Title: Pre-College Site Supervisor
Email: xiong.kajsabl@uwlax.edu
Office: 1101 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8225
Fax: 608.785.8837

Lani is the site supervisor for the Thursday UWL site.


Pao Vang

Title: Pre-College Site Supervisor
Email: vang.pao@uwlax.edu
Office: 1101 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8225
Fax: 608.785.8837

Pao is the site supervisor for the Thursday UWL site.


Annika Lasee

Title: Pre-College Site Supervisor
Email: lasee.annika@uwlax.edu
Office: 1101 Centennial Hall
Phone: 608-785-8225
Fax: 608.785.8837

Annika is the site supervisor for the Monday Holmen site.

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