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The vision of the UW Oshkosh Human Resources Office is to be the most trusted and credible resource in the University for data, information, and assistance with human resource matters large and small. We will be viewed as:
    • A valued internal consultant and leader ensuring support for practices and standards which motivate employees and result in effective use of human, financial, technical and physical resources;
    • Placing a high value on professional and collaborative work relationships while recognizing the importance of individual contributions; and
    • Responsive to the diverse needs of University employees.


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Human Resources Department serves the human resources, personnel, and payroll needs of the campus community through a unified and seamless approach. The department is an integral part of the Administrative Services division of UW Oshkosh and has service as its main goal, consistent with the strategic directives contained in the University’s Governing Ideas.


    • Maintain confidentiality and ethical behavior
    • Communicate honestly and constructively with others; Work with each other to resolve issues in a prompt, fair and equitable manner; Respect the ideas, roles and talents of all members of our team
    • Maintain an open, inclusive, and non-threatening environment; Treat everyone with respect, courtesy, dignity and integrity
    • Infuse humor into our workplace
    • Recognize, reward and celebrate success
The Human Resources staff is committed to providing all colleagues and customers with the highest level of customer service and guidance. Please contact our office by calling 920-424-1166 or emailing

Click here for a summary contact list of the Human Resources team


Laurie Textor, Associate Vice Chancellor
Strategic Issues (Succession Management, Departmental Reorganizations, Workforce Planning) Employer and Employee Relations/Investigations
Legislative and Policy Compliance
Oversight Communications  

Phone: (920) 424-1166
Shawna Kuether, Deputy Director
Oversight of HR Office Operations and Procedures
Develop/Review/Interpret/Implement Policies and Procedures
Employer and Employee Relations/Investigations
Oversight of Electronic Systems Implementation and Upgrades
Exit Interviews (University and Professional Academic Staff)

Phone: (920) 424-0283


  Workforce Relations & Training

Holly Shea, Workforce Relations & Training Specialist

Employee Relations (Academic Staff & University Staff)
Campus Training

Phone:(920) 424-0750

  Recruitment & Employment

Jo Fenrich, Human Resource Assistant Advanced
Jo Fenrich
Immigration Coordinator
Contract Administration (Faculty/IAS/PAS/GAs)
Performance Evaluations for PAS and GAs
University and Professional Academic Staff Titling
University and Professional Academic Staff Salary Recommendations

Phone: (920)-424-2279
Karen Steinhofer, Human Resource Assistant Advanced
Steinhofer Headshot
Applicant Tracking System Implementation and Administration
PageUp Trainer
Recruitment Administration
University and Professional Academic Staff Titling

Phone: (920) 424-0216
Shannon Lemke, Human Resource Assistant
PageUp Trainer
Recruitment Administration
University and Professional Academic Staff Titling
Performance Evaluation Tracking  

Phone: (920)-424-2095
Kimberly Olson, Human Resource Assistant

Kimberly Olson

Personnel Transactions
New Appointment and Contract Processing
CAPP and Ad Hoc Requests  
Rehire Contracts

Phone: (920)-424-3396


Sharri Wolc, Benefits Specialist
Sharri Wolc's headshot in 2013.  
Benefits Administration

Phone: (920) 424-3008

  Payroll & Leave

Brenda Rens, Monthly Payroll Specialist
Faculty and Academic Staff & Graduate Assistant Payroll
Faculty and Academic Staff Leave Accounting    

Phone: (920) 424-1412
Jodi Anthony, Bi-weekly Payroll Specialist
Work Related Injuries/Worker’s Compensation
University Staff Payroll
University Staff Leave Accounting
Student Payroll and Employment  

Phone: (920) 424-2070

  Office Management

Dao Vang, Human Resources Assistant
Primary Office Management
Criminal Background Checks
Tuition Reimbursement  

Phone: (920) 424-1166

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

Monday – Friday 7:45AM – 4:30PM

Phone:  (920) 424-1166

Fax: (920) 424- 2021


Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901