Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Officer:

Rayon Brown

Rayon Brown

Vice President of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion / Interim Vice President of Student Services/CDO/SSA

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Rayon: Rayon Brown currently serves as Executive Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) /Chief Diversity Officer at Fox Valley Technical College. This encompasses Diversity & Inclusion Services, Tribal outreach, and Affirmative Action.

Brown joined FVTC in 2004. Before being named Chief Diversity Officer in July 2020, he held various positions at the College including Director of Diversity & Inclusion, Manager of Multicultural Student Services, Intercollegiate Athletics/Student Life Coordinator and Student Life Recreation Assistant. In 2014, he served as the Director of the Brother-to-Brother program, an initiative designed to increase retention rates of students of color at the College.

Active in the community, Brown chairs the Ryan Community Board of Directors and co-chairs the Imagine Fox Cities Coordinating Committee. He serves on several other boards and planning committees, including the NACCE Mentoring Council, LEAVEN Community Resource Center Outcomes and Evaluation Committee, Community Health Action Team (CHAT), POINT Action Groups, Celebrate Diversity Fox Cities Board of Directors, Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Team, Fox Cities Chief Diversity Officers Collaborative, and Voices of Men Fox Cities.

Brown earned an Associate degree in Marketing from FVTC and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. He earned his Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership & Administration from Concordia University in Mequon.

Title IX/Gender Equity Coordinators:

Therese Nemec

Therese Nemec

Director, Center for Instructional Excellence

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Therese: Dr. Therese Izzo Nemec joined Fox Valley Technical College in 1998 as an instructor in the Social Science and Supervisory Management departments.  Therese has held various roles during her tenure with FVTC including both Adjunct and Full-time Faculty, Department Chairperson, Associate Dean, and her most recent position as the Director of Instructional Excellence and Title IX Co-Coordinator.  Therese has extensive training experience on instructional excellence, student success, sexual harassment/misconduct, and relationship skills for the workplace.  Prior to joining FVTC, Therese was the General Manager and HR Manager for a jewelry company with both wholesale and retail divisions where she specialized in human relations.

Therese is very active in both her FVTC and greater Appleton area communities where she has served on several non-profit and religious organization’s boards, often leading and participating in initiatives related to equity and inclusion and serving those in need.  She was one of the founders of the FVTC Seeds of Hope organization that provides emergency funds to assist students in need.  She also leads FVTC’s United Way committee. 

Therese earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in social work/psychology from Mount Mary College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a Master of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in career and technical education/psychology, and a Ph.D. in leadership from Marian University in Wisconsin.  Therese also holds many specialized certifications in human relations related topics.

Shannon Gerke Corrigan

Shannon Gerke Corrigan

Registrar

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Shannon: Shannon Gerke Corrigan currently serves as FVTC’s Registrar and a Co-Title IX Coordinator. Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from North Central College and a Master of Science in Student Personnel Administration from Concordia University-Wisconsin. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership with a focus in Higher Education at Capella University. She also serves as a member of the Higher Learning Commission’s Peer Review Corps.

With 20+ years of higher education experience, Shannon has served in various roles at multiple institutions, including student housing, student leadership development, civic engagement, student governance, and employment services. Shannon has a strong passion for the student conduct process, assessment, and the legal aspects of higher education.

Training: Title IX Coordinator-Investigator Training, Title IX Coordinator Level 1 Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Americans with Disabilities Act / 504 Coordinator:

Elizabeth

Elizabeth Burns

Associate Vice President of Student Services

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Elizabeth: Elizabeth (Beth) Burns serves Fox Valley Technical College as the Associate Vice President of Student Services. In addition, she is our Americans with Disabilities Act/504 Coordinator.  Beth has 15 years of experience in higher education accompanied by a Doctor of Law degree from UW Law School, a Master of Science degree from St. Cloud State University, and Bachelor of Science degree from UW Green Bay. Beth is also a Corporate Board Member for the YMCA of the Fox Cities.

Since 2007, Beth’s experience throughout the College began with Procurement Compliance in our Finance area, moving to Director of Enrollment Management, then Director of Retention and Support Services, and now oversees the Advising, Enrollment, Admissions, and K12 Partnerships offices. In her current role, Beth directs the areas responsible for facilitating and creating efficient ways for students to enroll in programs, meet with advisors, register for classes, and transition to our college from high schools or other colleges.  She believes in an equitable and all-inclusive learning environment to ensure students have a safe and successful college experience. 

Prior to Beth joining the Fox Valley Technical College team, she spent almost 10 years working as a US Customs Compliance Manager for three major employers in the area.

Investigators

Jayme Bowman

Jayme Bowman

Director, Campus Security Services

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Jayme: Jayme Bowman currently serves as the Director of Campus Security Services at Fox Valley Technical College and provides College-wide leadership to ensure the safety of students, staff and visitors.  Jayme conducts Title IX investigations, student code of conduct enforcement and investigations, and harassment/discrimination investigations.

Jayme began her career in Security Services at Fox Valley Technical College in May 2011.  Prior to her role as our Directory of Campus Security, she served in various other capacities such as, Security Coordinator and Security Manager.

Prior to joining Fox Valley Technical College, Jayme worked as a Parking Control Officer, Boat Patrol Officer, Police Officer, Computer Forensic Investigator, and Metro Drug Investigator.  Jayme earned the 2007 Police Officer of the Year Award and 2008 Life Saving Award.

Jayme has over twenty years investigating a variety of incidents and over thirteen years in management.  Jayme is a certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuation) Instructor and Naloxone Administration State Certified Trainer.

Jayme received her Associates Degree in Criminal Justice from Fox Valley Technical College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Human Development from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay.  Jayme is currently enrolled at Lakeland University to obtain her Master’s Degree in Leadership and Organizational Development along with a Master’s Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management. 

Training: Title IX Coordinator Level 1 Training

Derek Reiter

Derek Reiter

Manager, Campus Security Services

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Derek: Derek Reiter currently serves as the Manager of Security Services at Fox Valley Technical College and provides College-wide leadership to ensure safety of students, staff and visitors. Derek conducts Title IX investigations, student code of conduct enforcement and investigations, and harassment/discrimination investigations.

Before employment at Fox Valley Technical College in Aug. 2015, Derek worked nearly 12 years as a law enforcement officer with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department and the Grand Chute Police Department. While at the police department, Derek served as the department’s Professional Police Communications Instructor, Member of the NAMI Crisis Intervention Team, and Abatement/Chronic Nuisance Coordinator.

Derek is a certified ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuation) Instructor and Naloxone Administration State Certified Trainer for Fox Valley Technical College.

Derek has received his Associates Degree for Criminal Justice through Fox Valley Technical College and is in the process of finishing a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication through Lakeland University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Westphal

Hannah Westphal

Strategic Human Resources Partner

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Hannah: Hannah Westphal joined Fox Valley Technical College in 2020 and currently serves as Strategic Human Resources Manager. Westphal manages employee relations and labor relations for the College. Prior to joining Fox Valley Technical College, Westphal started her career in human resources in a variety of roles and industries within the Fox Cities area. Westphal has served in the community as SHRM Fox Valley VP of Marketing and Public Relations and as a member of the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board. Westphal received her Bachelor of Business degree with an emphasis in Human Resources from University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh.

Westphal serves as a Title IX investigator on the Title IX Committee and is responsible for providing support to employees as it relates to Title IX policies and procedure.

Training: Title IX Coordinator-Investigator Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terleen Cheslock

Terleen Cheslock

Strategic Human Resources Partner

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Terleen: Terleen Cheslock, joined Fox Valley Technical College in 2016 and currently serves a Strategic HR Manager.  Terleen leads and facilitates HR programs and strategies to support employees in departments and divisions through collaboration with all HR functions.  She is a consultant to business leaders on talent matters, including employee and labor relations, organizational effectiveness, leader effectiveness, organizational design, and learning needs/opportunities. 

Prior to joining Fox Valley Technical College, Terleen worked in the manufacturing sector in both union and non-union environments.  Terleen also serves as an adjunct instructor for the Human Resources program, she is a WI State SHRM Council Board Member, UW-O Alumni Board Member, and past President for the Association of Talent Development.

Terleen received her Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies from UW-Oshkosh and a Master’s Degree in Organizational Development and Behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. 

Training: Title IX Coordinator Level 1 Training

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resolution Officers

William Green

William Green

Student Conduct Officer

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About William: William graduated from UW Stevens Point, obtaining his Bachelor of Science degree. He serves as a Student Conduct Manager at the Fox Valley Technical College. William embodies many years of serving in many capacities such as student services, adjunct faculty member, diversity relations, and Equal Opportunity Officer/Title IX investigator. When he is not helping students and staff, he operates an indoor and outdoor movie equipment rental company (Fox City Flix).

Hobbies – William and his family enjoy hosting backyard movie nights! William is becoming well known around his neighborhood for his Jamaican jerk chicken, and his company has brought it to various food events within the community. Fox City Flix has featured food at the Midwest Sunsplash and Rock the Dock music festivals.

 

 

 

 

 

Susan Kaufman

Susan Kaufman

Interim Vice President, Human Resources

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Susan: Susan Kaufman, SHRM-CP, PHR, joined Fox Valley Technical College in 2002 and currently serves as the Interim Vice President of Human Resources. Kaufman oversees talent acquisition, risk management, organizational and staff development, payroll, labor relations and employee relations, along with benefits and compensation for the College.

Prior to joining Fox Valley Technical College, Kaufman started her career in human resources in a variety of roles within the direct sales industry. She held various HR leadership roles at Fox Valley Technical College with her most recent position as Associate Director of Human Resources.  Kaufman has served as an adjunct instructor for the Human Resources program; she’s also served in the community as SHRM Fox Valley Board Treasurer, and as a member of the Oshkosh Public Museum Board of Directors.

Kaufman received her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources from Marian University in Fond du Lac and a Master’s degree in Managerial and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College in Manitowoc. She earned both SHRM-CP and PHR certifications and is a Leadership Oshkosh graduate.

Advisors

Jennifer Haese

Jennifer Haese

Instructor, Paralegal

Location: Appleton Main Campus

About Jennifer: Jennifer currently serves as a full-time instructor in the Legal Studies/Paralegal program. She also serves as a Title IX Hearing Advisor for Fox Valley Technical College. She earned her JD ('10) from Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School, her MS ('14) from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, and Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management ('20) from the University of Wisconsin Stout. 

Jennifer has 10+ years of combined experience in law, higher education, and Title IX. Prior to her current role at Fox Valley Technical College, Jennifer brought her legal experience to the table and served as an Associate Dean of Students at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. In this role she served as the Clery Coordinator; Title IX Deputy Coordinator; and adjudicated high level student conduct. 

Jennifer is very active with her campus community and serves on a variety of committees across campus Including: Title IX Committee; Diversity and Inclusion Committee and Animal Use and Testing Committee. Jennifer was also elected to the Fox Valley SHRM Board to serve as the Vice-President of College Relations ('22-'24).