Employee Resource Groups


Employee Resource Groups (ERG)


Ethnically Diverse Group of Employees (EDGE)

EDGE is open to all UW-Green Bay employees. Many of the members have ancestry that includes Asian, Latino, African, First Nations and Middle Eastern heritage along with many other nationalities. 

Mission: This group works to ensure that UW-Green Bay’s ethnic minorities achieve their full potential as valued employees with its commitment to creating an environment that recognizes, values and respects the differences we all bring to the workplace, allowing everyone to do their best work.
Focus: EDGE helps to promote the heritage of each ethnicity of their members by sharing their culture and through their offerings of educational opportunities, networking, cultural events, and social gatherings.
 
For more information contact:
1. Mai J. Lo Lee, Director, MultiEthnic Student Affairs (MESA) Office, lom@uwgb.edu – 920-465-2522
2. Bao Sengkhammee, Multicultural Advisor, MultiEthnic Student Affairs (MESA), sengkhab@uwgb.edu, (920)465-2522
3. Rosa Serrano, Multicultural Advisor, MultiEthnic Student Affairs (MESA) Office, serranor@uwgb.edu, (920)465-2522

Group for International Employee Support (GIES)

Key interests: helping international employees with questions, concerns and just general social support.

Mission: to provide advice and support to international employees from all across the world.
Focus: The focus is on interacting and sharing experiences while also guiding each other to new and available resources or local cultural experiences. International employees get a chance to share knowledge and provide support to each other in an inclusive environment. Employees gather once a month during the academic year in a social setting.
 
For more information contact: 
1. Vallari Chandra (coordinator), Assistant Professor, chandnav@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2496
2. Jagadeep Thota, Assistant Professor, thotaj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2817.
 

Pride Center Employee Resource Group

Mission: to provide social/support to employees who support the mission of the UWGB Pride Center
Focus: employees gather one time per month during academic year for one to two hours, in employee homes, for social activity and support as needed. Typically employees gather for a potluck, conversation and to perhaps play board games.

For more information contact:
1.  Stacie Christian, Director of Inclusive Excellence and Pride Center; at christis@uwgb.edu or at 920-465-2167
2.  Joanie Dovekas, Assistant Director, Residence Life at dovekasj@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2844
 

Veterans Employee Resource Group

Mission: to provide social/support to employees who support the mission of Veterans on campus
Focus: employees gather one time per month during academic year for one to two hours, in employee homes, for social activity and support as needed. This group provides support for employees who are Veterans and for support of students who are Veterans.

For more information contact:
1.  Elaina Koltz, Senior Advisor, Financial Aid, at koltze@uwgb.edu or at 920-465-2065
2.  Ronald Kottnitz, IS Supervisor, Client Services at kottnitr@uwgb.edu or 920-465-2792
 

Woman’s leadership Network Employee Resource Group

Mission: to connect, encourage, mentor and help woman advance in higher education and community organizations. 
Focus:
  • Leadership: We are committed to developing the leaders of tomorrow. 
  • Diversity: We welcome participants of every race, color, age, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, martial or parental status, citizenship status, religion, national origin, age, veteran or military status, and ability.
  • Equity: We believe in equal opportunity for women in all areas. 
  • Empowerment: We strive to provide women with the tools, support, and network to be successful in their professional and personal lives.Quarterly meetings and a summer book discussion
 
For more information contact:
Sheryl Van Gruensven, Vice Chancellor for Business & Finance, vangrues@uwgb.edu, (920)465-2210
Susan Gallagher-Lepak, Dean of the College of Health, Education, and Social Welfare, gallaghs@uwgb.edu,
(920)465-2050