Residence Life: Resident Directors

UW-Platteville Residence Life Professional Team

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Alisha Slowey

Bridgeway Commons: Alisha Slowey

Hello Pioneers!  My name is Alisha Slowey and I am the Bridgeway Commons Resident Director for the 2014-15 school year. This will be my sixth year as an RD and I look forward to a great year helping add Bridgeway Commons to our campus community.

I am originally from Milton, WI but truly feel like Platteville is my home. I am a two time UW-Platteville graduate, with a bachelors degree in Communication Technologies with an emphasis in Public Relations and Health Education, and a masters degree in Counseling Psychology.   As a student, I gained valuable leadership experience working in a variety of capacities on campus.  I am so appreciative of the experiences I was afforded here as a student and I hope to encourage other students to take advantage of all that UW-Platteville has to offer.

In my free time I enjoy staying active on campus by attending campus events and activities and being outdoors; visiting state parks, kayaking, biking, hiking, snowshoeing- any excuse to get out and enjoy the great outdoors!  I am looking forward to another great year and the opportunity to meet more fantastic students so please stop by!

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by calling 608.342.7304 or by emailing me at sloweya@uwplatt.edu.

Brockert Hall: Savion Kirk

Rebecca Groves

Dobson Hall: Rebecca Groves

Hello, my name is Rebecca Groves.  Most people call me Becca.  I will be the Resident Director in Dobson Hall this year. Previously, I have been the Resident Director in Hugunin Hall for two years.  I have the best job and work with some of the best students and staff! 

Before coming to UW-Platteville, I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater (UWW) in Psychology and Women’s Studies. I deeply enjoy working with college students and found this passion as an undergraduate RA at UWW.  This is what prompted my master’s degree from Western Illinois University in College Student Personnel.  I am very passionate about working with people with disabilities, military personnel, gender issues and other groups. This year I am also very excited to work with the three Living and Learning Communities (LLC) on campus: Women in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (WISTEM), as well as the first year of the Global Lens LLC.

I am very happy to call Wisconsin and Platteville home.  I am originally from Lodi, WI, which is about 25 minutes north of Madison.  Platteville is a great community both on and off campus and I recommend checking out all it has to offer!

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by my office or contact me at grovesr@uwplatt.edu or 608.342.3260.

Sarah Knapp

Hugunin Hall: Sarah Knapp

Hello! My name is Sarah Knapp and this is my first year as a Resident Director at UW-Platteville. I will be in Hugunin Hall and I am very excited for the school year to get rolling. I am originally from Jacksonville, Illinois. For my undergraduate degree I attended Western Illinois University where I double majored in Communications and Women’s Studies. I just received my Masters degree this past May in College Student Affairs from Eastern Illinois University. During my time at Western Illinois I was involved in Greek Life and the University Programming Board. I served as my sorority’s Recruitment Chair, Panhellenic’s Vice President, and the Family Weekend Chair for the entire university. While at Eastern Illinois I worked in Career Services for my graduate assistantship both years. Also, I was the Advisor to the fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon. As far as housing goes, I did an ACUHO-I internship at Marquette University, and I assisted with RA Selection at Eastern Illinois. In my spare time I love catching up with my family and friends, traveling, baking, and doing crafts.

I have loved gaining a wide array of knowledge about student affairs throughout my time so far in higher education, and I cannot wait to gain even more from Platteville! I look forward to getting to know all of you better as my time goes on!

To contact me email me at knappsa@uwplatt.edu or call 608.342.3210.

Ian Dreger

McGregor Hall: Ian Dreger

Hello!  My name is Ian Dreger and I am the McGregor Hall Resident Director.  Go Pioneers! 

I am originally from Tomahawk, WI and received my Bachelor's Degree from UW-Stevens Point in 2008.  After college I went on to Northeastern University in Boston, MA and earned my Master's Degree in 2010.  For the past three years, I have been an Area Coordinator at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY.  I am excited to be back in Wisconsin after a 5 year hiatus and am looking forward to getting to know, and working with, all of you. During my time at UWSP, I served as a Community Advisor for 2 years and a Conference Host for one summer.  While in grad school, I served as a Graduate Assistant for Living Learning Communities for one year, a Graduate Assistant for Student Conduct for one year, and did my practicum experience in Undergraduate Admissions.  While at The College of Saint Rose, I served as the Advisor for Spectrum, the college's Asian, Latino(a), African American and Native American (ALANA) student organization from 2011-2013. 
In my free time, I enjoy attending campus events, watching TV, and paper crafting.  Feel free to ask me about my current project I am working on, as I'm sure there will be at least two or three at any given time.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by calling 608.342.3240 or by emailing me at dregeri@uwplatt.edu.

Melcher Hall: James Zarling

Hello, my name is James Zarling.  Most people call me Jimmy.  I will be the Resident Director in Melcher Hall this year. This is my first year at UW-Platteville and I am excited to work with a phenomenal group of colleagues, students, and staff members.

Before coming to UW-Platteville, I received my Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh (UWO) in Human Services Leadership. I deeply enjoy working with college students and found this passion as an undergraduate RA at UWO.  This is what prompted my master’s degree from Grand Valley State University in College Student Affairs Leadership.  I am very passionate about working with a wide variety of underrepresented student populations and working with college men on gender equity and advocacy. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, playing board games, and trying out new recipes.

I am very happy to now call Platteville home.  I am originally from Brillion, WI, which is about 20 minutes east of Appleton.  Platteville is a great community both on and off campus.  I look forward to being a part of memories that will last for a lifetime.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to stop by my office or contact me at zarlingja@uwplatt.edu  or 608.342.3211.

Melissa Stoner

Morrow Hall: Melissa Stoner

Hi! I’m Melissa Stoner, the Resident Director for Morrow Hall. This will be my first year at UW-Platteville.

I am from Maryland but I spent the past four years in Washington D.C. I am excited to start this new adventure in the Midwest area. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Public Communication with a minor in Public Health from American University. At American I was highly involved in residence life, wellness education, and women’s advocacy.

In my free time, I love to cook and bake. I also love movies and my Netflix account. My favorite show is Doctor Who so Whovians definitely stop by my office!

If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to stop by my office on the First floor of Morrow, call me at 608.342.3200, or email me at stonerm@uwplatt.edu.

Dan Foley

Pickard Hall: Dan Foley

Hello Pioneers! I’m Dan Foley, the Resident Director for Pickard Hall! This is my first year at UW-Platteville, and I’m looking forward to it being a great one!

I am originally from Waukesha, Wisconsin, but I have spent the last several years out of state, and I am glad to be back closer to home. In 2012, I received my Bachelor’s Degree from Iowa State University in Community and Regional Planning, and this past May, I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Oklahoma in Adult and Higher Education, with an emphasis in Student Affairs. I have had the opportunity to be involved with many areas of campus life, including working as a Community Advisor at ISU, and working in the student union at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. I’ve also been heavily involved in Residence Hall Association, and I’m very excited to be serving as one of the RHA advisors this year, as well as working with the upcoming WURHA conference!

In my free time, I love to watch TV shows on Netflix, and I love to travel. I also have a collection of old license plates from around the US! I also love having the chance to work with college students.

If you have any questions or concerns that I can help you with, please feel free to stop by my office on the First floor of Pickard, call me at 608.342.3220, or email me at foleydan@uwplatt.edu.

Will Nolan

Porter Hall: Will Nolan

Hello, my name is William Nolan. I prefer to go by Will. I am the Resident Director in Porter Hall. This is my 2nd year at UW-Platteville.

Previously, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) in English Literature. During my time at NIU, I developed friendships with residence hall staff, and they inspired me to continue into higher education. Due to my interest in educating young adults, and the inspiration I received from my hall staff friends, I pursed a Master of Science in Education from NIU as well. My Masters area of study was Adult & Higher Education with an emphasis in student affairs. I seek to help college aged men and women to realize that they can do and achieve more than they think they can. I enjoy presenting challenges to student’s preconceived notions and helping them to open their minds to the world around them.

In my free time I enjoy reading novels, specifically fantasy, watching TV shows on Netflix, and playing RPG video games such as Final Fantasy. I also enjoy camping, fishing, and being outside by a bonfire. As you can see my interests are diverse and I encourage you to stop by and chat if you have a common interest or a different one.

Feel free to stop by my office, call me at 608.342.3230 or email me at nolanw@uwplatt.edu.

Kathryn Peck

RounTree Commons: Kathryn Peck

I am Kathryn Peck, the Rountree Commons Resident Director for the 2014-15 school year. This upcoming school year will be my third year at UW-Platteville.
I am originally from Saginaw, Michigan and have spent 4 years living in Marquette, Michigan where I attended Northern Michigan University. I have a B.S. degree in Secondary Education- Mathematics with an Economics minor. During my studies at NMU I had the opportunity to work for the housing and residence life on campus in several different capacities. I worked as a Resident Assistant for two years, worked for campus security for a semester, and participated actively in Hall Council, and the Student Leadership Academy. While at Platteville I have been involved with RHA, the Ballroom Dance Club and other organizations on campus.

I look forward to getting to know you and I hope this school year goes well for you! If you have any questions feel free to contact me at peckk@uwplatt.edu or call my office at 608.342.7282.

Bethany Keuter

Southwest Hall: Bethany Keuter

Hello Pioneers! My name is Bethany Keuter and this is my fourth year at UW-Platteville. I spent three years as the Resident Director in McGregor Hall and transitioned to Southwest Hall this past summer. I'm looking forward to a new adventure in Southwest this year!

I am originally from Platteville, but did my undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. I graduated with a Bachelor's of Science in Kinesiology. As a student at the U of M, I worked as a Community Advisor for three years. I was also very involved in Hall Council, Residence Hall Association (RHA), and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) through my years of living in the halls. It was the time I spent working in the residence halls that led me to pursuing a position in Residence Life. I look forward to meeting and getting to know all the residents of Southwest Hall this year!

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone at 608.342.7250 or via email at keuterbe@uwplatt.edu.

John Sagehorn

Wilgus Hall: John Sagehorn

Greetings! My name is John Sagehorn and this is my first year as the Resident Director in Wilgus Hall here at UW-Platteville, although it is my seventh year working with Residence Life and eighth year working on campus.

Platteville is my hometown, but I completed my undergraduate studies at UW-Oshkosh and my Master's work at Illinois State University.  I have been involved in student affairs since my undergraduate days for a total of 12 years of experience.  I look forward to working with Wilgus Hall this year and giving students the opportunities to find their own adventures at college, build up strong leaders, and truly help to make Platteville feel like a second home.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me by phone at 608.342.3280 or via email at sagehornj@uwplatt.edu.

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