MSS Team

BarbBarbara Miller, Director

202 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-5029
millerbar@uwstout.edu

Barb Miller grew up on the Stockbridge-Munsee Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Mohican Nation. Miller has committed her professional career to equity, diversity and inclusivity with 15 years of experience at two University of Wisconsin institutions where she worked to elevate recruitment, retention and graduation of "students of promise" (some label "at risk" or "disadvantaged") by serving as a counselor, advisor, recruitment specialist and American Indian Student Service Coordinator. Miller takes great pride in returning to serve at her alma mater in 2010. She earned both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from UW-Stout and believes the applied learning and unique majors with university priorities focused on sustainability, diversity and experiential learning are distinct with significant opportunities for students to succeed.

Favorite Quote:
Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that because what the world needs is people who have come alive. - Howard Thurman


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Victoria Sanchez, Student Services Coordinator
203 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-1108
sanchezv@uwstout.edu

Vickie Sanchez coordinates PreCollege and Stoutward Bound Summer Bridge programs. Originally from Milwaukee, she ventured to Minnesota to earn her B.S. degree in Communication Studies from Winona State University. After graduation she lived and worked in the Twin Cities until she found her passion in higher education. She left the cities to earn a Ms.Ed degree in Student Affairs Administration from UW-La Crosse.

She continues to be inspired by the words of Nelson Mandela, "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."


 Kalvin   Kalvin C. Yang, Advisor

217A Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-2450
yangkal@uwstout.edu 

Kalvin Yang grew up in Wausau and is currently living in Menomonie with his wife.  Yang earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and was actively involved in student organizations as a student.  Prior to becoming a Multicultural Student Services Advisor, Yang worked part-time as the Student Advisor for Multicultural Student Services and worked as the Multimedia & Graphic Design Professional for Stout Vocational Rehabilitation Institute (SVRI). 

He believes that education is key for students to open doors to new opportunities and enjoys working with students to help them achieve their goals. 


SirAaron100x200Sir Aaron Mason, Associate Counselor

216 Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-3287
masons3075@uwstout.edu

Sir Aaron Mason is originally from Los Angeles, CA. Mason graduated from the University of Washington with a Bachelor's Degree and recently received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Inspired by his own ability to overcome the obstacles he faced as a youth growing up in the inner city, he has worked in various settings assisting at-risk youth develop the motivation and skills to achieve success.

Mason joins our team eager to apply his diverse background to help assist our multicultural students attain educational success. Along with working in the Multicultural Student Services office Mason also counsels students in UW-Stout's Counseling Center. 


sue_2 Sue Scholfield, Office Manager
201A Bowman Hall
Phone: 715/232-1381
scholfields@uwstout.edu

Sue Scholfield is the primary resource person assisting the professional staff in their daily activities. She began working on the UW-Stout campus in July 2000 for the Research and Training Center on Improving Employment Outcomes for People with Disabilities. Prior to returning to the Menomonie area after 20 years, she worked for a national property and casualty insurance company for 13 years in Indianapolis, IN.