Drea Higgins

Student Services Coordinator
University Centers

Specialty area(s)

Campus Activities Board Advisor (CAB) & Movie Screening/Copyrights Guru

Brief biography

Drea hails from the Milwaukee area, but calls Onalaska her second home. Drea loves getting to know students and being in the groove with what's happening across campus and in the community. She's into running and a few other outdoor adventures with her partner, their son, his daughter and their dog Kado. When she's not around campus, you can likely find her hunting for great deals at any of the funky consignment shops and local specialty shops around town.

Teaching history

UWL100 Fall 2008 to Present

Professional history

Drea started her adventures at UW-L in 2006 in the Residence Life Office serving as the hall directors to Drake Hall (2006-2008) and then Coate Hall (2008-2010). Mid-year she stepped into a new role with the First Year Experience program in the Student Life Office before moving to University Centers where you will currently find her bubbly personality.


Western Illinois University, 2006
M.S. College Student Personnel

University of Wisconsin-Parkside, 2004
BA Communication
Minor Ethnic Studies
Certificate in Conflict Analysis & Resolution