University Center Staff 2019

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Cara Rubis

Cara Rubis
University Center and Dining Director - Leadership and support for University Center Budgets and Long Range Planning, Contracted Services (UWRF Dining, Bookstore, Banking, and Vending), Campus Reservations, Production Services, Conference and Event Services, Building Manager Services, Campus Information Desk Services, Custodial Services, Involvement Center, Student Organizations, Student Events and Activities, University Center and related Graphic Arts and Marketing, advisor for the Dining Services Advisory Committee (DSAC) and other ad-hoc Campus Committees.


Amy Lloyd

Amy Lloyd
Associate Director of University Center Student Involvement - Provide leadership and support to the Student Involvement Professional staff and is a member of the University Center leadership team. Assist with the implementation of programming efforts such as Involvement Center Programming, Student Organizations Management, and Student Events and Activities. Serve as the advisor for the Student Government Association's Finance Committee (FC).

Gettelman, Kyle

Kyle Gettelman
Interim Assistant Director for Event and Facility Operations - Provides leadership and support to the University Center Operations Professional Staff, events, facility operations and is a member of the University Center leadership team. Responsible for the supervision of personnel, management of fiscal resources, human resource management, facility operations and use, audio-visual equipment maintenance and oversight. Responsible for the administration of policies and procedures of facility resource use for effective service models supporting students, faculty, staff and guests.

Kristin Samp

Kristin Barstad
Conference and Contract Services Manager - Responsible for the management of the Conference and Event Services Office which provides customer service to external groups.

Manager for Contracted Business Partners - Manage the contracts and fiscal resources, facility operations and use, and provide efficient communication with campus service providers.

Precollege Liaison - Advocate for and implement youth protection policies and best practices at UWRF. Precollege Liaisons support institutional goals regarding youth protection, programming and compliance.

Deanna Cahoon Draus

Deanna Cahoon-Draus

Interim Production Coordinator - Responsible for the operation and maintenance of sound, lighting, video, staging and computer-based multimedia systems to support all out-of-classroom academic events, including special events and programs held across campus. Supports a student employee staff and provides hands on educational guidance in real-world applications related to technical event support. Provides Production Services support in conjunction with the offices of; Campus Reservations, Conference and Event Services, Student Involvement, and University Center staff and all UWRF departments and recognized student organizations. Key support also provided for contracted artists and other facilities users to determine the best technical support possible for successful events in conjunction with established UWRF policies and procedures.

Kathryn Falde

Kathryn Falde
University Graphic Artist - provides marketing services to the what was formerly the Division of Student Affairs and various Recognized Student Organizations. Manages the Student Organizations, University Center offices, and related areas of Marketing and Graphics including project management, a variety of art services, coordination of production with approved off-campus vendors, over-seeing the workflow for the department and supervision of graphics, photography and communication student interns.

Steph Kaminski

Stephanie Kaminski
Student Involvement Budget and Operations Coordinator - provides administrative and financial management support to the Office of Student Involvement and the Finance Committee. Oversees the daily activity associated with segregated fee account expenses from ~ 150 recognized student organizations, the Finance Committee and the Office of Student Involvement.


Joan Mayen

Joan Mayen
Campus Information Desk Coordinator - Responsible for the leadership of the Campus Information Desk student assistant staff and services.

Debra Martin

Debra Martin
University Center Software Support Technician - Provide implementation, maintenance and support for software systems primarily used in the University Center including, but not limited to; EMS/Accruent space scheduling, BP Logix web forms, StarRez and connections to Odyssey and eSIS for UWRF Dining, Engage/MyOrgs interface with EMS/Accruent, Common Spot Web site management for University Center, Conference and Event Services, Production, Campus Reservations, Dining. Data collection and documentation for annual reports. Responsible for the daily management and communications for all  UWRF meal plans and space use invoicing processes.

Elise Koop

Elise Peters 
Student Events and Activities Coordinator - One of three advisors to the Student Involvement student staff programming board working directly with Events and Activities, as well as marketing efforts. Responsible for assisting with the coordination and supervision of University Center programs and activities creating a student experience that contributes to the increased involvement of students where change, learning, self-authorship, and collaboration are encouraged and supported. Responsible for the supervision of Graduate Student Assistant(s), the support and coordination of campus-wide student involvement events like Week of Welcome programming, Homecoming, Finals Fest and Summer Concert Series. Manages the Involvement Center Front Desk staff as well as video and marketing efforts for Student Involvement programs.


Bea Sattler
Operations Manager - Provides full performance audiovisual support for a wide range of events throughout the University Center and across campus. Works with Production Services student employees in the training, set-up, event management, and take down of events and programs. Assists with coordination of event setup  details, production planning processes, and direct customer service for day-of event management.

Walling Henry

Henry Walling
University Center Project and Business Manager is responsible for assisting with the administrative leadership of the University Center.  Management of the daily management of the University Center, Dining facilities and equipment which includes any satellite locations (spirit shop, coffee shop, concession stands, catering kitchens). Performs areas of project management for both large and small projects as well as oversees work orders for the University Center and satellite locations. Oversees contracts, equipment and supplies purchasing and coordination with internal and external maintenance contractors. Responsible for the development and maintenance of sustainable facility practices. Provides focus and leadership in the development of a student focused learning environment that supports and complements the mission of UWRF community.  


Karyn Wells

Karyn Wells
Assistant Director of Student Involvement - One of three advisors to the Student Involvement student staff programming board, working directly with Recognized Student Organization and Sorority and Fraternity Life. Responsible for training, supervising, and supporting students in para-professional roles dedicated to planning and implementing co-curricular campus events and activities. Supports department programs that provide co-curricular learning experiences for UWRF students designed to promote engaged citizenship and self-authorship including, but not limited to; Strengthsfinder training, the Appreciative Advising Approach, service programs, leadership experiences, and sociocultural programs.

Emily Williams

Emily Williams

Campus Reservations Coordinator - Main responsibility lies in the Campus Reservations Office, working directly with students, staff and other customers to schedule space for events in the University Center and across campus. Supervises the campus reservations student assistant staff. 

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Facility Operations Supervisor - Provides hands on leadership to custodial university student staff to maintain cleanliness and sanitation in the University Center. Plans and assigns work to student staff and assists with scheduling, training, and record keeping as well as provides daily cleaning of floors, restrooms, meeting rooms, general programming space, dining facilties, furniture and windows; custodial equipment care and maintenance; room set-ups; inventory and stocking of storerooms; snow removal; waste removal and recycling.

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Building Address:
501 Wild Rose Ave.

Mailing Address:
170 University Center
410 S. 3rd. St.
River Falls, WI 54022


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