Profile for Willem Vanroosenbeek

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FriendlyFace badge, I identify as a trans man and pansexual
EagleAtWork badge, 1992 & 1997
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Specialty area(s)

Director of LGBTQA Services & Programs

Brief biography

Pronouns: He/Him/His & They/Them/Theirs
UW-L Alumnus '92 & '97

Rainbow Unity
Diversity Organization Coalition(DOC)
Co-Advise Awareness Through Performance (ATP)

Campus Committees:
Transgender Steering Committee

Volunteer at The Center:
7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection - Board Member
La Crosse Community Foundation - June Kjome Fund
Habitat for Humanity - Family Selection Committee


Current courses at UWL

WGS/SOC 105 Introduction to LGBTQ Studies


Bachelors of Science in Therapeutic Recreation Minor: Psychology '92
Master of Science in College Student Personnel '97

Teaching history

SAA 720 White Privilege
EFN 205 Understanding Human Services 2001-2017
EDS 206 2019
UW-L 100
LGBTQ Studies in Paris, France



Tara Delong, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation, and Willem Vanroosenbeek, Pride Center, presented "Culturally Affirming Recreation Therapy for LGBTQ+" at Minnesota Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference on Nov. 25, 2019 in Bloomington, MN.

Submitted on: Nov. 25, 2019


Willem Van Roosenbeek, Pride Center, presented "LGBTQ+ Identities in our Schools " at UWL's 22nd Annual Fall for Education Conference on Nov. 4, 2019 in La Crosse, WI.

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2019


Willem Van Roosenbeek, Pride Center, presented "Providing Inclusive Care for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Nonbinary, and Queer+ Identities in Healthcare " at A UW-Madison class for students in the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program - cohorts attending included Acute Care, Primary Care, and Psychiatry on Nov. 4, 2019 in Madison, WI.

Submitted on: Nov. 4, 2019


Presenters at UW-Madison Hate/Bias Symposium 2019 on Jan. 30, 2019 in Madison, Wi were:
  • Laura Abellera and K Weinberg, both Campus Climate, — "Art of Healing-What do Students do with the Pain Caused by Experiences of Hate and Bias?"
  • Amanda Goodenough, Campus Climate — "Building Effective Hate/Bias Response Teams & Processes"
  • Willem Van Roosenbeek, Pride Center — "LGBTQ+ Identities on Campus"
  • Nizam Arain, Diversity & Inclusion — "The First Amendment, Free Speech, and Hate Speech"
The Hate/Bias Symposium for the last three years has been hosted at UWL. 2019 UW-Madison agreed to take on the symposium. The theme was Repairing Harm, Rebuilding Trust. UWL supported the symposium by offering several presentations.

Submitted on: Jan. 30, 2019


Willem Van Roosenbeek, Campus Climate, presented "Providing Inclusive Care For Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans+, NonBinary and Queer Identities in Healthcare" at Gundersen Health System's Multicultural Visiting Speaker Series on July 26, 2018 in La Crosse, WI. The series ran July 17, 24 and 31. The presentations were offered live, using Live Link to outlying sites, and distant education for staff to watch when available. Willem's presentations started off Gundersen's Multicultural Visiting Speaker Series which ends Oct. 30.

Submitted on: July 26, 2018