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Holly (Kaiser) Clendenen
Director of University Advancement
 

1521 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1879
email: clendenenh@uwplatt.edu

Biography
Education: B.S. Biology, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
M.A. Organizational Management, Ashford University

Experience: Holly has been employed at UW-Platteville since July 2006. She is the Director of University Advancement. Holly connects alumni and friends to the university and raises funds to support students, faculty, staff, and capital projects.  She manages the development team and coordinates the Foundation’s fundraising efforts.

Background: Holly lives in her hometown of Hazel Green, Wisconsin.  While an undergrad at UW-Platteville she played on the women's basketball team.  She and her husband Matt have two children, Carter and Kennedy.   She enjoys spending time with her family, playing and watching sports, reading, and camping.

 

Stacia (Nemitz) Stephenson
Assistant Director of Development, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1518 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.6122
email: stephensons@uwplatt.edu

Biography
Education: B.S. Health Promotion, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Experience: Stacia has been employed by UW-Platteville Foundation since June 2010. Currently she is working with Athletics and Recreation. She works to reconnect alumni, friends and family of the University and raise funds to support the University through scholarship programs.

Background: Stacia is a 2005 graduate of River Ridge High School in Bloomington, Wisconsin. She started her education that fall at UW-Platteville. Stacia played 3 years of basketball while attending UW-Platteville. She now resides in Platteville with her 7 year old daughter, Madison and her boyfriend Tim, also a 2009 college grad of UW-Platteville and played football for 4 years. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching college and professional sports. Continuing to play sports and participating in marathons are her personal hobbies. Stacia is extremely excited to be part of Foundation!

 

Katie Martin
Pioneer Development Officer, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.7340
email: martinkat@uwplatt.edu


 

Gina Udelhofen
Director of Annual Giving and Donor Relations, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1520 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1968
email: udelhofg@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: B.S. Communication Technologies with an Imaging Media Emphasis, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Experience: Gina has been employed by UW-Platteville Foundation since September 2003. As Annual Giving Coordinator, Gina is responsible for creating, implementing, directing, and managing the program for current support from alumni, parents, friends, and businesses by supervising the university’s annual phonathon and direct mail solicitations.

Background: Gina resides in rural Platteville/Potosi area. Gina has 4 children: Markus, who is attending UW-Platteville at the present, Mitchell, Nicholas, and Rachel. She spends her spare time going to the movies, baseball and softball games and working around her 3rd generation family farm with her parents, her two brothers and their families.

 

Erin (Steffen) Withrow
Assistant Director of Annual Giving, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1513 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.6147
email: withrowe@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: B.S in Communications Technology, Emphasis in Public Relations. Minor in Business

Experience: Erin has been employed with the UW-Platteville Foundation since November 2011. After graduating in December 2012 she came on full time as the Assistant Director of Annual Giving. Erin works with current students at the Foundation Call Center and oversees the supervisors and callers. Her previous work experience with RuffaloCODY in Cedar Rapids as a New hire trainer has helped implement new ideas and strategies to the Foundation.

Background: Erin graduated from Cuba City High School in 2004 and attended Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, IA. After working full time she decided finish to go back to school for her Bachelors. She graduated from UW-Platteville in 2012. In her free time she enjoys watching football (college and professional) and catching up with friends. She is excited to be part of the Foundation team and eager to help any way she can!

 

William (Bill) Kloster
Director of UW-Platteville Real Estate Foundation
 

1521 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1231
email: klosterw@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: B.S. Aeronautical Engineering, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA
MS Management, Florida Institute of Technology
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS

Experience: Upon graduation from college, Bill served as a Regular Army Officer ending his career as a Lieutenant Colonel. As an Army Aviator he served in many leadership and staff positions during his 20 years of service. He served in many line combat units as well as a member of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command where he coordinated testing of helicopter weapons systems. In 1999 Bill began 12 years of service with the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and served in many leadership positions to include the agency Deputy Secretary where he oversaw several construction and renovation projects. In December of 2010 he accepted the position as Director of the newly established UW-Platteville Real Estate Foundation.

Background: Bill is a native of California and met his wife, Platteville native, Deborah Rice while serving in the military in Germany. They have a daughter Gretchen who is attending Minnesota State, Mankato and is a member of the MSU Dance Team. Bill and Deborah reside in Platteville and enjoy travel, attending sporting events and life in South West WI. Bill is a model builder and enjoys military history.

 

Kim Govier
Division Coordinator, University Advancement
 

1523 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1243
email: carlk@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: B.S. Business Administration with a double emphasis in Human Resource Management and Management, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Experience: Kim has been employed by UW-Platteville Foundation since January 2001 as Accounts Receivable and Scholarship Coordinator. In 2010 Kim took on a new role as University Advancement, Division Coordinator. Kim coordinates the workflow within the Advancement division, organizing efforts following division strategic planning, and collaborates with Advancement leaders, as well as constituents outside our division. She also manages the Foundation Board by arranging the meetings, packets, etc.

Background: Kim was raised on a dairy farm located outside of Stitzer, Wisconsin. She is a 1992 graduate of Fennimore High School and currently resides in Fennimore. She has a husband, Rick and two children, Courtney and Dakota. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

 

Jay McDermott
Accounting, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1516 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1242
email: mcdermottja@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: B.S. Business Administration, University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Experience: Jay has been employed with the UW-Platteville Foundation since January 2013. Jay invested the last twenty years working in the field of accounting and business management for several SW Wisconsin companies. Jay is responsible for ensuring that all of the accounting functions of the Foundation are handled efficiently and accurately.

Background: Jay grew up in Madison, graduating from James Madison Memorial high school. He then attended UW-Platteville, graduating with a BS in Business Administration with a finance emphasis. Jay's wife, Jodi, is also employed at UW-Platteville as the Assistant Dean for the college of BILSA. They have four children, Jessica, Andrea, Scott, and Sami. The oldest, Jessica, will be attending UW-Platteville beginning in the fall of 2013. Jay spends his free time enjoying antique car restoration, golf, volleyball, and time with his family. Jay is very excited about being part of the Foundation family and the excitement of campus life.


 

Student Workers

Kristi Rodgers
Pioneer Development Officer, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.7246
email: rodgersk@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: Kristi graduated from Wilmot Union High School in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Communication Technologies with a minor in Business Administration and an emphasis in Public Relations. After graduation, Kristi plans to be an event planner.

Background: Kristi is from Trevor, WI. She began attending UW-Platteville in fall 2012. She is a member of the National Society of Leadership and Success, Sigma Alpha Phi and has been involved with Colleges Against Cancer.


 

Scott Sibik
Student Associate, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1027 | Fax: 608.342.1196
email: sibiks@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: Scott graduated from Onalaska High School in 2012. He is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. His future plans is to work in a CPA firm while study for the CPA exam.

Background: Scott grew up in Onalaska with his parents and two older sister. Played soccer, hockey and tennis throughout his high school career and is currently the goalkeeper for the Men Soccer Team at Platteville. He is also a goaltender for the club hockey team and serving as Vice President for the Beta Alpha Accounting Club. During his free time he enjoys to play golf, racquetball, and disc golf along with spending time with family and friends.


 

Krystal Francis
Student Associate, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1182
email: franciskr@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: Krystal graduated from Warren High School in 2012. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in finance. After graduation, Krystal plans to work as an Ag Lender.

Background: Krystal grew up on her family farm just outside of Warren, IL with her parents, sister and brother. She began attending UW-Platteville in fall 2012. She has worked for the student-run newspaper, The Exponent, and is currently a member of the Automotive Enthusiasts Club. Krystal enjoys spending time with friends and family, volleyball, running and shopping.


 

Kimberly Gutierrez
Student Associate, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1182
email: gutierrezk@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: Kimberly graduated from Douglas MacArthur High School. Kimberly is planning to major in Biology with an emphasis in Cell and Molecular.

Background: Kimberly was raised in Houston, Texas. Kimberly is the third oldest out of seven siblings. Aside from working and studying, Kimberly is also an athlete at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Kimberly is part of the Women’s Cross Country team, and Women’s Track and Field team. Kimberly is also a member of the Pioneer Student Athlete Advisory Committee who provides insight on the student athlete experience. Kimberly enjoys running, hanging out with her friends and family, and frozen yogurt.


 

Kylie Greenheck
Student Associate, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1182
email: greenheckk@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: In 2014, Kylie graduated from Dodgeville High School. She is currently a freshman here at UW-Platteville where she plans to major in Industrial Engineering and minor in Business Management.

Background: Kylie has been with the Foundation office since September 2014 while attending school here at UW-Platteville. At UW-Platteville, Kylie is a member of the STEM Scholar Program as a 2014 cohort member and Society of Women Engineers. During her high school years, she was involved in National Honor Society, DECA, FFA, Key Club, Five Points 4-H, Grace Lutheran youth group, cross country, basketball, and soccer. She also spent 16 years as a Betty Hayes dancer. Some of her favorite high school accolades include: graduating with high honors, 3 state cross country championship medals, 6 all-conference honors, and a grand champion marker bird at the Iowa County Fair. She also has held a Wisconsin Soccer Referee certification since 2009 and enjoys spending time with the youth soccer players.


 

Natasha Evans
Student Associate, UW-Platteville Foundation
 

1500 Ullsvik Hall
tel: 608.342.1182
email: evansna@uwplatt.edu

Biography

Education: Natasha graduated from Lancaster High School in 2012 and continued her education at UW-Platteville in the fall 2012. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. She is expecting to graduate the spring of 2016.

Background: Natasha grew up in the small community based town of Lancaster, WI with her parents and brother. Aside from studying and working she enjoys spending time outdoors, shopping, running, attending car shows, and with family and friends.

 

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e-mail: foundation@uwplatt.edu
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