Jay Unseth

I grew up in the small town of Westby, WI.  It's a place where everybody knows your name (cue the Cheers theme).  It may be the reason I was attracted to UW River Falls.  I began working here in February of 2002.  Prior to this post, I worked as a broadcast engineer for the Clear Channel Minneapolis Radio Group and WQOW-TV 18 in Eau Claire, WI. 

I didn't dream of becoming an electronics guru when I was a kid.  I wanted to be a lawyer, then a doctor. When I left for college, I decided to be a music teacher.  But that's life.  I recall the words of the great philosopher Lennon: "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

I didn't give up on music completely.  I still actively participate as a musician in community groups.  I am a published music composer and arranger.  I have a variety of other interests and hobbies, and they keep me grounded in the roots of who I am and where I came from.

I live in River Falls with my wife Gina and our daughter Molly Anne.  I look forward to serving on this council and working in the best interests of our classified staff and the university.