Adviser of the Year

2018 - Jennifer Willis-Rivera

Jen Willis-Rivera, a member of the graduate faculty in communications and media studies, has been named the 2018 Adviser of the Year at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

The award was established in 2000 to recognize an outstanding faculty adviser at UW-River Falls.

Nominations are made by graduating seniors and alumni, with the recipient selected by the Faculty Senate Advising Committee.

It was Jennifer’s passion for supporting her students that was the most common theme in the nominations materials.

“Jen not only cares about me as a student in her classes but also as a person. She has helped me through tough decisions that I have had to make, and made me feel like I mattered.”

Nominators highly rated Jennifer’s broad knowledge of the institution and the resources available to students other reasons she deserved to be honored as Adviser of the Year.

Jen was also found to be highly accessible, helpful and caring. Additionally, nominators where taken by Jennifer’s commitment to the university’s core values, and how she represents them in her work.

The title of UWRF Adviser of the Year is a fitting and well-deserved tribute, acknowledging Jen’s contributions to our students’ success.

Thank you and congratulations, Jen