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History of Business and Economics at UWSP

From establishing the economics major in 1961 to earning AACSB accreditation to expanding to seven majors and an MBA to the future Sentry School, see how our programs have evolved at UW-Stevens Point.

Mission Statement

The UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics creates career-ready graduates and leaders through applied learning. We serve the businesses, economy and people of the greater Central Wisconsin region. We specialize in preparing students for success by providing professional development experiences, access to employers and in-demand skills.

Core Values


Programs include accounting, business administration, business economics, data analytics, finance, management and marketing, and an MBA program.

UW-Stevens Point Sentry School of Business and Economics students serve local businesses and organizations as well-prepared interns. Thirty-two percent of Sentry School graduates come from Marathon, Wood and Portage counties and more than 50 percent begin their careers in Central Wisconsin.
Ricardo Boeing,​, 715-346-2384​.

Smiley Professional Events

Providing information and inspiration for improving students’ academic and professional development, Pro Events is a series of speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and off-campus opportunities that engages students to take advantage of learning opportunities beyond the classroom.
Elizabeth Martin, Ph.D.,, 715-346-4303.


Center for Business and Economic Insight (CBEI)

The CBEI provides quarterly Economic Indicator Reports and Special Topic Reports to the Central Wisconsin community. These reports present a basic understanding of the state of the economy at the national, state, and regional level. Moreover, the CBEI develops and increases the economic understanding in the community., 715-346-2864.

Center for Economic Education

The center advocates for better and greater school-based economic and personal finance education at the K-12 level and empowers young people with economic and financial literacy. Tracy Hofer, Ph.D.,, 715-346-3874.


Business Advisory Council

A select group of decision makers among a diverse group of companies located in Central and Northcentral Wisconsin, the BAC provides input into strategic planning for the Sentry School and creates educational programming to fit the needs of Central Wisconsin businesses. The council also increases awareness about the Sentry School of Business and Economics and its activities among alumni and the business community. Carie Winn,,715-346-2112.

Business Outreach and Training

Devoted to the development and delivery of exceptional business improvement programming, this unit consistently evolves programming to meet the needs of local businesses. Business Outreach works to foster practical initiatives, establish partnerships, and steadily deliver quality projects.

Small Business Development Center

Offers no cost business advising to anyone starting or operating a business. Topics range from business planning and financial analysis to sources of capital and marketing planning. The SBDC also offers workshops, seminars and conferences.


There are many ways to make a difference for the students in the Sentry School of Business and Economics by making a gift. Generosity has a profound way of changing lives, and you can help change a life today. Please consider supporting scholarships and programs in the Sentry School of Business and Economics. 

Kevin Neuman

Kevin Neuman

  • Assistant Dean – College of Professional Studies
  • Head – Sentry School of Business and Economics
  • Professor – Economics
Carie Winn

Carie Winn

  • Outreach Specialist and Operations Manager – Sentry School of Business and Economics Anderson Classroom to Career (C2C) Center
  • Major Gifts Officer – Sentry School of Business and Economics
Gina Miresse

Gina Miresse

  • Major Gifts Officer – College of Professional Studies
  • Diversity Task Force – College of Professional Studies

AACSB Accreditation


UW-Stevens Point earned accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) for its Sentry School of Business and Economics in 2017, and was reaccredited in 2022. Graduates will complete degrees from a program ranked among the top 20 percent in the nation and top 5 percent in the world.