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Tina Killey

Tina Killey

Financial Specialist and Office Manager
Davies Center 222
phone 715-836-3816
fax 715-836-2521
e-mail  johnstk@uwec.edu

Tina Killey joined the staff of the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office in 1997. She monitors and reconciles the Activities, Involvement and Leadership budgets including the Artists Series, Cabaret, Commencement, The Forum, International Film Society, the University Activities Commission and the Viennese Ball. She is currently the sole administrative support to the Activities, Involvement and Leadership coordinators.

Before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Tina was employed for seven years with the Wisconsin State Patrol, and prior to that she worked in the Eau Claire County District Attorney’s office. Since 1995 Tina has been the newsletter editor and a member of the board of the Indianhead Track Club, and she was inducted into its Hall of Fame in 2008. Tina also manages the women’s adult hockey league The Altoona Blades, a team she has played with since 2001. Tina is married to John Killey, owner of John Killey Insurance Agency, and has three children. Billy and Kateri Hanson are both students at Winona State University, and Isabella is in elementary school.

Katy Rand

Katy Rand

Coordinator of Student Leadership and Greek Life
Davies Center 222
phone 715-836-4803
fax 715-836-2521
e-mail  randka@uwec.edu

Katy Rand joined the Activities, Involvement and Leadership staff in August 2010. She works with university-wide leadership programs including the We Lead Student Leadership Conference, the Leadership Seminar, Alternative Spring Break, the University Student Excellence Awards, Leadership Circles, and numerous other initiatives. She also works with Fraternity and Sorority Life, serving as the advisor to the Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Council, Sigma Sigma Sigma, and the Order of Omega honor society.

Katy received a Bachelor of Science degree in service management, with a business administration minor, from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, and a Master of Science in Education degree in the Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education program from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in 2012. Previous to working at UW-Eau Claire, Katy has worked within student activities at the University of Wisconsin-Stout as the marketing and programming coordinator for University Centers, and at Chippewa Valley Technical College as the student life specialist. When she is not in the Activities, Involvement and Leadership office, she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, watching movies, knitting, volunteering, and watching football. Go Packers!

   
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Nicole Rindone

Coordinator of Student Activities
Davies Center 222
phone 715-836-2787
fax 715-836-2521
e-mail  feldkanm@uwec.edu

Nicole Rindone joined the Activities, Involvement and Leadership staff in September 2010, and she was named Coordinator of Student Activities in May 2012. She advises, leads and directs programs including the University Activities Commission of the Student Senate, the UW- Eau Claire International Film Society, and other programs relating to student activities. She also works with university-wide programs including the Artists Series and The Forum and their administrative committees. She trains and supervises the work of student committee members and volunteers associated with student-initiated programming. Nicole has primary responsibility for budget development and management for the UAC, and she oversees the scheduling and production of programs under the umbrella of student activities.

Nicole received a Bachelor of Arts degree with an art history minor from the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire in 2010 and completed her Master of Science degree in student affairs administration from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in August 2014. She actively participated in the UAC and other events associated with Activities, Involvement and Leadership while in her undergrad, so she is no stranger to the office and all the great events that we bring to campus.

In her free time (what's that?) she enjoys spending time with her husband, Ben and pup, Murphy, gardening, being outdoors, and art.

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Kristin Schumacher

Assistant Director for Activities, Involvement & Leadership
Davies Center 222
phone 715-836-4419
fax 715-836-2521
e-mail schumakf@uwec.edu

Kristin Schumacher joined the staff of Activities, Involvement and Leadership in 2014. She provides leadership and direct oversight for The Forum (Lecture Series), the Artists Series (Performance Series) and University Summer Programs. She also provides institutional support for honor society organizations, Blugold Welcome Week events, and coordinates the annual community CONNECT program showcasing community business to UWEC students.She administers the programs, budgets and staff of the AIL office. Kristin holds a BA in Mass Communications from Winona State University and a Master of Arts degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education and Student Affairs from Lewis University.

Before coming to the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Kristin served at Lewis University as the Director of Student Development & Leadership focusing on student development & leadership, team building and university-wide collaboration. Her specialty areas included campus-wide programming, student affairs assessment & AQIP (accreditation), AAC&U Collaborative on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement, Carnegie classification, community engagement, diversity action team, freshman and transfer orientation, leadership initiatives, internationalization of campus, policy development, university campus master planning and student organization advising. Prior to Lewis, Kristin was the Assistant Director of Student Activities at Winona State University where she managed the daily responsibilities of nearly 200 student organizations as well as campus-wide programming.

Her professional associations include: AAC&U – Association for American Colleges and Universities; ACAA - Association of Campus Activities Administrators; AFA - Association of Fraternity Advisors; ASACCU - Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities; APCA – Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities; NACA – National Association of Campus Activities; and NASPA – Student Affairs Administrators of Higher Education and follows the CAS Standards – The Council for Advancement of Standards in Student Affairs.

Kristin likes to spend her time enjoying recreational outdoor activities with her husband, Dan. Together they have three children: daughter Kasey and sons Jack and Declan.

Mary Taggatz

Mary Taggatz

Student Organizations Program Associate
Davies Center 222
phone 715-836-3896
fax 715-836-2521
e-mail  taggatmc@uwec.edu

Mary Taggatz joined the joined the Activities, Involvement and Leadership staff in August 2014. She assists student organizations with travel policies and procedures and oversees their expenditures. Mary provides support to the Student Organizations Coordinator with organization annual renewals, constitutions, reporting, Blugold Organizations Bash and weekly communication with student organizations. She also helps coordinate the day-to-day operations of the Student Organizations and Leadership Center and Workshop.

Mary has a J.D. degree from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in business from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul.

Mary and her husband Tim enjoy traveling and have had the good fortune to visit Australia, New Zealand, China, Switzerland and Austria, as well as many wonderful destinations in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. They are also avid Brewers and Packers fans.

Sara Thommesen

Sara Thommesen

Student Organizations Coordinator
Davies Center 222
phone 715-836-4020
fax 715-836-2521
e-mail  thommese@uwec.edu

Sara Thommesen began her employment at UW-Eau Claire in 1998. She is responsible for the advisement and oversight of 280 student organizations at UW-Eau Claire and manages the Student Organizations and Leadership Center.

Previous to arriving at UW-Eau Claire, Sara was employed at the Eau Claire Area Convention and Visitors Bureau as a convention sales and service manager; Marcus Corporation/Crowne Plaza Minneapolis as a hotel sales manager; and Courtyard by Marriott in Mendota Heights, Minnesota, as a front office supervisor and sales coordinator.

Sara earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in industrial psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1993, and she is currently working on an M.S. degree in training and human resource development at UW-Stout.

Outside of the office, Sara enjoys spending time with her husband and their two children. Sara is also an honorary member of Omicron Delta Kappa national leadership honor society, a member of the Wisconsin College Personnel Association, and a member of the Association for Talent Development.

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