About Us

Meet our Staff

John Fons, Interim Director, Continuing Education

Ph.D. in Physics (University of Wisconsin – Madison), Bachelor of Science in Physics (Michigan Technological University)

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John started his work with Continuing Education Services in March 2017. Prior to that, he served as an Assistant Dean of Administration and Finance for the UW Colleges Online and UW-Rock County campuses and was also the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs for UW-Rock County. In his free time, John can either be found at any one of his kids music or sporting events, working with his wife, Kim on house projects, or on a camping trip.

2005 Roseman · fonsj@uww.edu · 262-472-5209

Adult, Nontraditional, and Veteran Student Learning and Services

Richard Harris, Coordinator, Student Veterans and Military Services

Bachelor of Science in Social Work (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Richard Harris

Richard joined the Adult Student Services staff in 2015 as UW-Whitewater’s first Student Veterans and Military coordinator. Prior to his role at UWW, Richard served on the Governor’s Task Force on Reducing Minority Unemployment in Milwaukee County, the Task Force on Criminal Justice and Mental Health, and the African American Liaison Committee to the Janesville Police Department. As a Gulf War-era veteran and alumnus of UWW, Richard strives to be a safe and relatable confidant for students transitioning from service to college life on this campus.

2008 Roseman  · harrisR05@uww.edu

Pauline Peyer, Adult Student Outreach Assistant

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing and Journalism with emphasis in Advertising (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Associate of Applied Arts in Graphic Design (Madison College)

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Pauline Peyer joined the Adult Student Outreach unit in the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education in January 2017. Pauline is a native of the Palmyra/Whitewater area and has returned to the area after working more than 30 years in Madison where she performed various technical jobs in electronic drafting, technical writing, insurance sales, and graphic design. In addition to her role at UWW, Pauline is also marketing manager, board member, and docent for the Palmyra Historical Society."

2017B Roseman ·  peyerPC22@uww.edu · 262-472-4728

Lauren Smith, Director, Adult Student Learning

Ph.D. in English with emphasis on Feminist Theory (University of Iowa), Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (University of Iowa), Bachelor of Arts in English (Davidson College)

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Lauren has served as the director of adult learning since 2013 and was the coordinator of Credit for Prior Learning for three years before that. Her background in Women's and Gender Studies reflects and informs a life-long interest in issues surrounding access to higher education, an interest that drew her to online learning, assessment of prior learning programs, and, finally, the field of adult education. Dr. Smith facilitates the building of programs on campus to meet the needs of adult students, coordinates Credit for Prior Learning and Law Enforcement Adult programs, and leads the adult learning staff in SGSCE. When she's not working, she's being a basketball mom—following her daughter to games and tournaments around the region and, sometimes, around the country.

2017 Roseman · smithlb@uww.edu · 262-472-6237

Lynn Smith, Coordinator, Adult Nontraditional Student Services

Master of Science in Adult Education (University of Wisconsin-Platteville), Bachelor of Science in Psychology (University of Wisconsin-Platteville)

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Lynn has served as the Adult Nontraditional Student Coordinator since 2011. She, too, was once a nontraditional student learning to juggle working full-time, raising kids, and attending school on the weekends while she earned her Master’s degree in 2007. Lynn provides ongoing support services for nontraditional students, connecting them to on and off campus resources, linking students with other adult students, and advocating for services to better serve nontraditional students. In her free time, Lynn, her husband, Dan, and their four grown children are building a cabin in Vilas County so they can enjoy fishing, hiking, boating, and biking in the Great North Woods.

2017 Roseman · smithlm11@uww.edu · 262-472-1619

Anne Tillett, Coordinator, ECE4U Program

Master of Science in Early Childhood Special Education (Northeastern Illinois University), Bachelor of Science in Urban Planning and Development (Ball State University)

Anne Tillett

Anne has worked at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater since 2012, serving as the Coordinator of the ECE4U program, teaching courses, supervising teacher candidates, and co-directing the UW-Whitewater Children’s Center. She currently serves as the Coordinator of the ECE4U program, and has working in SGSCE since 2013. Prior to coming to Whitewater, she was part of the infant/toddler team at the Michigan Tech University Little Huskies Child Development Center in Houghton, Michigan.

4034 Winther Hall · tilletta@uww.edu · 262-472-1833

Continuing Education and Credit Outreach

Jessica Berge, Marketing Specialist

Master of Science in Corporate and Public Communication (University of Wisconsin Whitewater), Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Cardinal Stritch University)

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Jessica joined the Continuing Education staff in 2019 and works to support the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education. She came to UW-W with over 25 years of progressive marketing experience including consulting and strategic branding.

2009A Roseman · bergej@uww.edu· 262-472-5526

Kari Borne, Coordinator, Non-Credit and Enrichment Programming

Master of Science in Adult and Continuing Education Leadership (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), Bachelor of Arts in History and Anthropology (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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Kari has been at UW-Whitewater since 2006 and joined the Continuing Education staff in 2012. She coordinates a wide variety of outreach programming, such as the Fairhaven Lecture Series, domestic travel study programs, the UW-Whitewater Speakers Bureau, and enrichment programming for adults. Prior to her roles at UWW, she worked at Woodbury College in Vermont, where she coordinated academic services for the college and co-led the reaccreditation process. Kari is a lifelong learner herself, always searching for information on gardening, cooking, and family activities.

2010A Roseman · bornek@uww.edu · 262-472-1003

Carrie Lencho, Coordinator, Credit Outreach

Master of Arts in English with emphasis on Contemporary Literature (University of Central Oklahoma), Bachelor of Arts in English (University of Central Oklahoma)

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Carrie has been in Continuing Ed since 1993 and works primarily with Credit Outreach (including various cohort programs such as ECE4U and the Mukwonago MSE-PD), Summer Session, Winterim, Partners in Education (PIE), and the University of Wisconsin System School Library Education Consortium (UWSSLEC). Carrie was the recipient of UW-Whitewater’s Academic Staff Excellence Award in 2015.

2013 Roseman · lenchoc@uww.edu · 262-472-5208

Laura Montez, Coordinator, Educational Pathways

Master of Science in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (University of Wisconsin-Madison co-op program with University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, History and Broadfield Social Studies (Wisconsin Lutheran College)

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Laura joined the Continuing Education staff in 2019 to develop PK-12 partnerships with public school districts, private schools and homeschool groups. Laura coordinates with school administrators and teachers to extend opportunities for Partners in Education (PIE) concurrent and dual enrollment classes for high school students, for professional development for PK-12 educators (credit and non-credit options), and to facilitate communication of needs and interest from PK-12 education to the UW-Whitewater faculty and staff. Laura works from both the main campus and Rock County campus. Prior to her role at UWW, Laura served in PK-12 school districts as both a teacher and administrator for the last 15 years, and was adjunct faculty at Wisconsin Lutheran College’s Adult and Graduate Studies Program.

2003 Winther and Rock County Campus · MontezLA29@uww.edu · Cell: 262-379-4171 · Office: 608-898-5089

Marianne Wolc, Information Process Consultant, Website and Registration Manager

Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Associate of Applied Science in Information Technology – Application Developer (Moraine Park Technical College)

Marianna Wolc

Marianne has returned to the School of Graduate Studies and Continuing Education in 2016. She is responsible for registration systems, departmental websites, software implementation and tech needs of the department.  Prior to her current position, she worked for Savannah College of Art and Design, the Department of Corrections and UW-Whitewater School of Graduate Studies. Away from work, Marianne enjoys spending time with her husband, Chad. Together they are known to find themselves in paintball wars, camping, fishing, hunting and relaxing with family and friends.

2005 Roseman · wolcm@uww.edu · 262-472-1692

Continuing Education Services – Camps and Conferences

Amanda Aegerter, University Conference Coordinator

Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

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Amanda joined the Continuing Education Services office in 2016. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, with an emphasis in International Business, and a minor in Political Science. In her role as University Conference Coordinator, she oversees all aspects of client conferences, events, workshops and meetings to ensure high quality service to organizations and attendees. In her free time, Amanda enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, cooking, traveling, and gardening, as wells as biking and camping throughout Wisconsin.

2005C Roseman · AegerterAL05@uww.edu · 262-472-1691

Molly Cook, Program Specialist

Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Associate of Arts and Science (University of Wisconsin-Rock County)

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Molly has been working with Continuing Education since January 2017. She was a McNair scholar at UW-Whitewater and graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Molly works at the Rock County Campus, where she received her Associate of Arts and Science in 2007. In addition to working with Continuing Education, Molly works in Campus Administration, heads the Little Scientists class with College for Kids, and teaches Mindfulness and Meditation workshops – all at the Rock Campus. In her free time she enjoys playing music, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.

Rock County Campus · CookMJ24@uww.edu · 608-758-6549

Eric Field, Outreach Specialist, Continuing Education Services

Master of Arts in Physical Education (Minnesota State University Mankato), Bachelor of Arts in Communication (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

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Eric has been in his present role with Continuing Education Services since August of 2001. He provides support and helps coordinate campus services for conferences, seminars, institutes and camps for both affiliated and non-affiliated groups.

2007A Roseman · fielde@uww.edu · 262-472-5211

Rebecca Knapp, Communications Specialist, Continuing Education Services

Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Rebecca Knapp

Rebecca began with the Continuing Education Services office in 2013. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a bachelor’s degree in art, with an emphasis in graphics design, with Marketing and Advertising as minors. As the Communication Specialist, she is responsible for leading the department in communication and design. Rebecca is the lead designer for the graphics in Continuing Education Services, with the responsibility of creating all marketing materials including brochures, booklets, advertisements, and social media. She also focuses on communicating and publishing department press releases, as well as answering client questions. In her free time, Rebecca and her husband, Joseph, enjoy traveling to new places.

2005B Roseman · devereauRE26@uww.edu · 262-472-3161

Mike Wessely, Financial Specialist Senior, Continuing Education Services

Master of Science in Communication, Mass Communication Track (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater), Bachelor of Science in Education with English Education Emphasis (University of Wisconsin-Whitewater)

Mike Wessely

Mike started in Continuing Education Services in 2015, but has been on campus in various roles since 2001. He handles financial and accounting processes and review for camps, conferences, programs, and events. Prior to his current position, he worked in PreCollege Programs, Human Resources and Diversity, and the University Library. In his free time, Mike enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, cooking, gardening, writing, and coaching forensics for Milton High School.

2005D Roseman · wesselym@uww.edu · 262-472-2855