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Joseph Abhold, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
E-mail: abholdjj@uwec.edu

Dean Abhold came to UW-Eau Claire in 2013 after serving as director of the University Counseling Center at UW Oshkosh. He has a background in psychology and served as a staff psychologist and assistant director of clinical services at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Ball State University from 1993-99. He received the UW System Board of Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence in 2011. Dean Abhold received his bachelor's degree in psychology from UW Oshkosh and his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Jodi Thesing-Ritter

Jodi Thesing-Ritter
Associate Dean of Students
E-mail: thesinjm@uwec.edu

Jodi started her career as the Towers North Hall Director and later served as the Assistant Director of Housing & Residence Life. She has served in the Dean of Students Office for ten years. She earned her bachelor's degree in Biology from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, Master's Degree in Student Personnel Administration from Columbia University in New York, and her Education Specialist degree in Career and Technical Education from the University of Wisconsin Stout. Jodi coordinates the Civil Rights Pilgrimage and teaches in Women's Studies and the Honors program. Jodi also operates a farm with her husband and four children in Eau Claire. She is passionate about issues of social justice.

Jacqueline Bonneville

Jacqueline Bonneville
Assistant Dean of Students
E-mail: bonnevjk@uwec.edu

Dean Bonneville has worked in the field of Student Affairs for the past 18 years in the areas of residence life, academic advising, orientation, counseling, First Year Experience, judicial affairs, and domestic student exchange.  She began her career at UW-Eau Claire in 2003 coordinating new student orientation.  She became Assistant Dean of Students in 2010.   Before that she worked and studied at the University of Minnesota, Duluth; South Dakota State University; the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Stout.  She lives in Menomonie with her husband and two children.

Cindy Nevin

Cindy Nevin
Program Associate
E-mail: nevinck@uwec.edu

Diane Bilderback

Diane Bilderback
Program Associate
E-mail: bilderdm@uwec.edu

Diane is an Eau Claire native. She was hired as a Program Associate in the Student Affairs/Dean of Students Office in 1991. Scholarships, Leave of Absence, and Students of Concern are part of her responsibilities. Her interaction with students remains her focus and the highlight of her position. Diane began her career at UW-Eau Claire as a part-time, limited-term employee in the Registration Office from 1989 until 1991. She has two grown children and enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling.

Julie Carr
Julie K. Carr
Program Assistant
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Student Assistants (left to right)
Emily, Aaron, Clarissa, Kristi, Kirsten
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