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Scholarship Task Force

Membership 2014-2015

  • Kathleen Sahlhoff, Chair, Director of Financial Aid
  • Heather Kretz, Director of Admissions
  • Matthew Evans, Professor, Department of Physics
  • Gretchen Hutterli, Assistant Dean, College of Business
  • Jill Prushiek, Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Sciences
  • Jesse Dixon, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs
  • Jodi Thesing-Ritter, Associate Dean, Student Affairs
  • David Jones, Professor, Department of English
  • Pat Montanye, Scholarship Coordinator, Financial Aid (guest)
  • Christina Thill, University Services Program Associate and Scholarship Coordinator, Foundation (guest)


  • Identify and recommend to the Provost and Vice Chancellor the best practices for utilizing available scholarships to enhance recruitment and retention goals.
  • Suggest ways for the university to be more competitive with the scholarship dollars that are available.
  • By early April recommend an allocation amount that the Provost and Vice Chancellor would submit to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation. This will allow the Admissions Office to know the funding level in time for the beginning of the next recruiting season.
  • Assist in developing and then implementing guidelines for the Blugold Fellows Program and in recruiting for the Blugold Fellows Program.