Professional and Graduate Assistant Information

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Professional Staff

Ericca Pollack

Executive Director
Ericca attended college at Illinois State University and received a B.S. in Speech Communication and a M.S. Ed in College Student Personnel Administration. Ericca started at UW-Milwaukee in March of 2008 as the first Director of the Student Success Center (formally named the First Year Center). Prior to UWM, She worked for 6 years at Drake University as the Director of Residence Life. As Executive Director of the Student Success Center, her role is to oversee the development of programs and services relating to student success, especially for new students. She serves as a key member of the Access to Success leadership team, Co-Chair of Fall Welcome and a key member of admitted student communications. In 2013, Ericca received the UWM Academic Staff Outstanding Performance & Service Award at the Annual fall Awards Ceremony.

Email: pollacke@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5385
Twitter: EriccaR
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/elpollack78


Colin Daly

Director of New Student Programs
Colin attended college at North Central College in Naperville, IL and received a B.A. in Organizational Communications and Spanish. Colin also attended Grand Valley State University where he received an M.Ed in College Student Affairs Leadership. Prior to UWM, he worked for 4 years at the University of Missouri as a Residence Hall Coordinator. As Director of New Student Programs, his role is to ensure all new students have a successful transition to UWM. Colin coordinates New Student Orientation (NSO), Transfer and Adult Student Orientation (TASO), Online Orientation and supervises the Orientation Leaders. Additionally, Colin coordinates large scale welcome programs such as Fall Welcome, Common Reading Experience and Panther Academic Welcome Days (PAWD). Colin also oversees the Student Success Center programs and daily operations.

Email: daly@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-3491


Kay Eilers

Director of Mentoring and First-Year Student Success
Kay is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where she earned a Master of Science in Administrative Leadership in Higher Education. Previously she attended the University of Nebraska – Lincoln earning a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Prior to joining the UWM team, Kay worked at Herzing University for 5 years; most recently in the role of System Director of Career Development. In her role at UWM as the Director of Mentoring and First-Year Student Success, her role is to support the needs of first-year, transfer and adult students at UWM through specific programs. Kay oversees and supervises the Peer Mentors as well as coordinates MAP-Works for UWM.

Email: kceilers@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-7194

 

Vacant

Coordinator for Orientation Programs and Events


Vacant

Coordinator for MAP-Works


Graduate Assistants

Sam Glazer

Graduate Assistant for First Year Student Success
Email: slglazer@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5995

 

Mary Moore-Geissler

Graduate Assistant for Transfer and Adult Student Success
Email: moorege2@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-6673

 

Alli Thompson

Graduate Assistant for Orientation
Email: alli@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5842

 

Staci Bley

MAP-Works Graduate Assistant
Email: sjbley@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-6673


Kirby Gibson

Learning Community Graduate Assistant

Email: krgibson@uwm.edu
Phone: 414-229-5995

 

Graduate Assistants with Inclusive Excellence Center

Gayle Smaller

Lawton Scholar Graduate Assistant

Email:gsmaller@uwm.edu

Phone: 414-229-7234

December Lange

Lawton Scholar Graduate Assistant

Email:dllange@uwm.edu

Phone: 414-229-7234