New Employees

Welcome Ethan Harvey

On August 13, 2018, the Kress Center welcomed Ethan Harvey as an Outdoor Adventure Recreation Coordinator.

Welcome, Ethan!

Welcome Rachele Bakic

On August 13, 2018, the Provost office welcomed Rachele Bakic as the Campus Executive Officer for the Manitowoc campus.

For the past 3 years, Rachele has been the Associate Dean of Instructional Operations at Clark College. She was involved in the Leadership Clark County civic leadership program, class of 2018. She enjoys playing soccer, watching sports, hiking, kayaking, reading, and is an avid traveler.

Rachele holds a Masters of Arts in Communication from Hawaii Pacific University in Honolulu, HI, a Bachelors in Arts in Communication, from The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, and was apart of the study abroad program with Regents American British College where she traveled to London during the Spring of 2004.

Rachele has worked in higher education for more than a decade. In addition to Clark College, she has held positions at Florida State College at Jacksonville, Jacksonville University and the College of Saint Rose.

Welcome, Rachele!

Welcome Jennifer Strohm

On August 1, 2018, the Admissions office welcomed Jennifer Strohm as an Admissions Counselor.

Welcome, Jennifer!

Welcome Lynn Brandt

On August 1, 2018, the Admissions office welcomed Lynn Brandt as an Admissions Counselor.

Prior to coming to UW-Green Bay, Lynn worked for UW Colleges for 2 years. Lynn enjoys volunteering at Happily Ever After Animal Sanctuary. She loves to travel and her goal is to travel to all 50 states. She also enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

Lynn has a Bachelors degree from UW-Green Bay and a Masters degree in Counselor Education from UW-Oshkosh. Her hometown is Sheboygan, WI and she is married with three children, and one grandson with another due in December.

Lynn has previously worked at UW-Green Bay and looks forward to assisting with the growth in enrollment at not only the main campus, but also the three new branch campuses in Sheboygan, Manitowoc, and Marinette.

Welcome, Lynn!

Welcome Jennifer Williamson-Mendez

On July 29, 2018, the Provost office welcomed Jennifer Williamson-Mendez as the Campus Executive Officer for the Sheboygan campus.

For the past four years, Jennifer was the UW-Platteville Director of Career and Professional Development. She likes to be active in Community Leadership Academy and volunteer at the local food pantry. She enjoys boating, fishing, camping, golfing, bowling, travel, and spending time with her family.

Jennifer has an Ed.D. from Northeastern University in Higher Education Administration, a Masters in Organizational and Management, and a Bachelors in Communication Technologies Management. Her home town is Reedsburg, WI and she has a husband Rudy and three teenagers – Gavin, Annie, and Aurora.

Welcome, Jennifer!

Welcome Cindy Bailey

On July 1, 2018, the Provost Office welcomed Cynthia (Cindy) Bailey as the Campus Executive Officer for the Marinette Campus. Previously, Cindy was employed with UW-Marinette nearly 21 years. She started in 1997 as the Associate Student Services Coordinator and in 2002 was named Director of Student Services. She served in that role until 2016 when she was named Regional Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management for both the UW-Marinette and UW-Marathon County campuses. During her time as Regional Associate Dean, she also served as the Campus Administrator for the UW-Marinette campus.

Cindy is involved in the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce, Education & Business Partnership, Mini-business World Chair, M&M Area community Foundation Scholarship Committee, and the Marinette Middle School Parent Teacher Partnership.

When Cindy is not working or volunteering, she loves anything and everything with adventure and activity. She loves to kayak, walk, bike ride, camp, travel, support her kid’s activities, family board game nights, and attending UW-Marinette theatre and athletic events. She also enjoys volunteering for community and school events throughout the region.

Cindy has an Associate of Arts & Science Degree from UW-Marinette, Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcasting, Advertising/Public Relations from UW-Stevens Point, and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership from Marian University.

Cindy’s hometown is Marinette and she is married to Tom for 20 years. They have two boys, Charlie, 14, and Henry, 12.

Cindy says, “I love the city of Marinette and our campus community. We have a great city on the Bay of Green Bay. A city that is dedicated to our residents and the land. A city that is progressive and moving forward. Our campus is a gem in the city and appreciated for helping thousands of area residents get their start on the path to a higher ed degree.”

Welcome, Cindy!

Welcome Anya Toledo

On July 26, 2018, the Office of International Education welcomed Anya Toledo as the Study Abroad Coordinator.

Anya enjoys traveling, baking, and soccer.

Welcome, Anya!


Welcome Michelle Gauger

On July 25, 2018, Counseling and Health welcomed Michelle Gauger as a Counselor (75%).

For the past three years, Michelle has been employed at the Outagamie County Mental Health Outpatient Clinic. Prior to that, she was employed by Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin providing mental health and substance abuse treatment services for five years. She also has experience working as social worker in different settings which include: a hospital, crisis center, school, and community center.

Michelle enjoys volunteering for different programs in the community and attending various festivals and events in the area.

Michele enjoys traveling and spending time with her family which includes her husband, three children, and two dogs. She is originally from Sturgeon Bay. She has a Master’s degree in UW-Milwaukee in Education Psychology-Community Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from UW-Stevens Point.

Welcome, Michelle!

Welcome Brian Nelson

On July 16, 2018, the Athletic Department welcomed Brian Nelson as the Head Coach for Men’s and Women’s Tennis. Previously, Brian worked at Seminole State College in Seminole, Oklahoma. He enjoys traveling, going to the movie theatre, and spending time with his family. He obtained an A.S. from Seminole State College in 2000, a  B.S. from East Central University in 2004, and an M.ED. from East Central University in 2018. His hometown is Hugo, Oklahoma and his family is his mom Sharon and sister Sabrina. Brian said he is “very excited to be joining the staff at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.” He is “looking forward to meeting new employees and being involved on campus.”

Welcome, Brian!

Welcome Nellie Schafer

On July 16, 2018, the Athletic Department welcomed Nellie Schafer as the Director of Player Development – Women’s Basketball.

Welcome, Nellie!