Employee Spotlight: Christopher Paquet

Christopher Paquet

Name: Christopher C. Paquet

Position at UWGB: Special Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor of Business and Finance

Summary of what you do: “other duties as assigned”

How long have you been employed: about 4 ½ years

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I was hired as the Risk Manager and Contract Officer, but have been privileged to take on several other roles such as Title IX Coordinator, Records Manager and Clery Compliance Officer

Three words that describe you: Per Facebook Quiz: Efficient, Logical and Driven

Personal interests: Reading, Coaching (Football & Soccer), Cooking & Grilling

Random facts/interests: I have far more tattoos than most people would imagine.


Any favorite line from a movie?

“I’m your Huckleberry”, Doc Holiday, Tombstone

Are you messy or organized?


Best vacation you’ve been to?

Rented a house in North Carolina with my Mom, Sister’s family and my family

Describe what you were like at age 10.

Very verbal, definitely the class clown

Do you have a favorite newspaper, blog?

The Ringer (formally Grantland)

Do you have a favorite quote?

“Everyone has a game plan until you punch them in the face” Mike Tyson

Do you have an office nickname? What is it? 

Not that I know of, but some probably have some unflattering names for me

Do you recall any embarrassing moment at work?


Favorite travel spot? 

State Football Tournament at Camp Randall

If given a chance, who would you like to be for a day?

My wife, to see exactly how much she puts up with

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Kevin James (too obvious?)

If you could be anyone from any time period who would it be and why?

Katie Ledecky, to feel what it would be like to be the unquestioned best in the world at something

If you could interview one person (dead or alive) who would it be? 


If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see?

1995 Rugby World Cup

If you had to eat one meal, every day for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Konop’s Hotdogs

If you were an animal what would you be?

Polar Bear

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

“A Song of Ice and Fire” unless that is already taken

If you were to write a self-help book, what would the topic be?

Organization: How to Compartmentalize Process

If your house was burning down, what’s the one non-living thing you would save?

My Dad’s Flag

Least favorite Food?

Cooked tomatoes

Motto or personal mantra?

The only person who you need to be better than tomorrow is the person you are today.

People would be surprised if they knew:

If I could do anything in the world, I would have a small dairy farm and breed greyhounds

Tell us a little bit about your family.

Wife, Kristen, 17 years, and two children Max, 15 & Natalie, 13

Top 3 life highlights?

Coaching with my Dad in the 1998 State Football Championship

Arguing a case before the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Day children were born

What advice would you give to recent new hires?

Embrace the pace. Depending on where you came from, you might need to get used to things having a greater amount of process and review, which can be frustrating. Just be patient and you will get used to the pace of UWGB.

What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most?

The diversity, it truly is never the same day twice. I am constantly challenged to research new concepts and ideas. I love being able to help people from all over campus work to achieve their goals.

What book did you read last?

Hillbilly Elegy

What celebrity do people think you look like?

Kevin James, but it’s totally not a weight thing

What did you want to be when growing up?

Forest Ranger

What is the first concert you attended?

Rick Springfield (my Mom made my Sister take me if she wanted to go)

What is the first thing you would buy if you won the lottery?

Payoff the student loans for every attorney working in Legal Aid and the Public Defenders Office in Brown County

What is the most important thing you have learned in the last five years?

All the planning in the world doesn’t matter, you can never have the contingencies 100% covered

What is your favorite meal?

Prime Rib at any Wisconsin Supper Club

What is your favorite movie and book?

Book:   To Kill a Mockingbird

Movie:  Bridge on the River Kwai

Hidden talent?

I actually am a fairly decent cook, I really like preparing high end dishes

What kinds of hobbies and interests do you have outside of work?

I always say, I don’t hunt, I don’t fish, I don’t golf, I coach. Coaching honestly takes up so much of my time, I don’t really have another hobby.

What tv show/movie are you ashamed to admit you love?

I love Titanic

What would you like to be famous for?


What’s on your bucket list?

Attend a football game in every Big 10 Stadium (4 down)

What’s the one thing, you can’t live without?


What’s your favorite thing to do in Green Bay?

Badger State Brewery with my wife and dog on a Saturday afternoon

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

When my Dad died, I stopped asking that questions, life is just too darn uncertain

Where is your home town?

Denmark, Wisconsin

Where would you like to go on a dream vacation?

Butterfield and Robinson Dalmatian Coast Biking Tour