Our Mission

To serve low-income and multicultural 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 multicultural 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: 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.


Yee Xiong

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

Yee oversees the day-to-day functions of the Pre-College Programs, and supervises the Pre-College staff and students. Hee provides supervision for the Norwalk, UWL Tuesday and Holmen sites. 


Charlie Yang

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

Charlie is a graduate of Holmen High School. He is currently majoring in MIddle Childhood, Early Adolescence Education with an English Minor. Charlie enjoys writing and poetry. The reason he wants to become a teacher is because he wants to teach students about social justice. He is HOPE's Co-Chair. During Charlie's free time, he likes to play soccer and cook with friends. His favorite part of school is going to OMSS. When Charlie retires, he wants to be a writer and open up a coffee shop. Charlie provides supervision for the UWL Boys Site on Thursdays.


Linda Xiong

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

Linda provides supervision for the UWL Girls Site on Thursdays.