Employee Spotlight: Deanne Kusserow

Deanne KusserowName: Deanne Kusserow

Position at UWGB: Academic Advisor

Summary of what you do: Help students with any academic issues; most students come to see me when they need to register for classes.

How long have you been employed: 15 years here at UWGB

Brief history of employment with UWGB: I started here as an academic advisor in 2003, and have been in the same position since!

Three words that describe you: Type B, Fun-Loving, Thankful.

Personal interests: “Reading” audio books, yoga, decluttering, scrapbooking.

Random facts/interests: I can name every U.S. President from 1-44, I know all the lyrics to 95% of The Beatles and One Direction songs, and I LOVE 90s rap.


Tell us a little about yourself. I turned 40 this year (it’s the new 29!), I love pop culture trivia, and am an aspiring minimalist. My Bachelor’s degree is in Social Work, and my Master’s degree is in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education. I drive a mini-van, and I love it.


Tell us a little bit about your family. I have two kids – Ben who is 11, and Kate who is 9, my husband is Justin, I have the cutest dog name Joe, and a Guinea Pig named PJ.


What aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? Helping students problem solve, or helping them fix an issue that seems unjust – I pride myself on being a student advocate.


What do you like to do in your spare time? Crafting projects, scrapbooking, and binge watching TV while I’m doing both of these!


What is an ability you wish you had? Magic, of course. I would whip up dinner and clean my house with a wand, just like Molly Weasley.


­If you could witness any historical event, what would you want to see? A concert by The Beatles.

Hidden talent? Standing on my head.


Are you messy or organized? Messy!


What do you always want to try and never did? Playing the drums.


Motto or personal mantra? “Good Enough.”


What is your favorite movie and book? Top Gun and The Westing Game (yep, it’s a kid’s book!).

What do you like to do on your days off? Take a nap!


What books are at your bedside? Natural Disaster: I Cover Them. I am One. By Ginger Zee, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, and Dust by Patricia Cornwell.


What do you like most about your job? The people I work with!


Where is your home town? I grew up in Greenfield, and then Delafield, WI.


What is the first concert you attended? Whitney Houston


What one food do you wish had zero calories? Cheese.