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In the summer of 2018, the college launched its first Advisory Council including members from the regional community. The Bylaws state the Purpose and Objectives of the council:

The purpose of the COFAC Advisory Council shall be to assist the UWSP College of Fine Arts and Communication (Art & Design, Communication, Music, Theatre & Dance, and Suzuki programs) to achieve its primary mission to provide an excellent fine arts and communication education for UWSP students (inspire • create • achieve) and to enhance outreach programming for artistic, cultural, and educational activities that serve the Central Wisconsin community. The main objectives of the COFAC Advisory Council are:

If you would like to formally join the advisory council or know of anyone who would have an interest in supporting our mission, please let us know!

​Members of the COFAC Advisory Board

Sue Buck, Chair, Stevens Point
Professor Emerita – UW Colleges
and UW-Extension

Jerry Pintar, Vice Chair,
San Francisco/Stevens Point
Alumnus, Music

Susan Gingrasso, Secretary, Stevens Point
UWSP Professor Emerita in Dance

Amy Bakken, Stevens Point  

Kristopher Gasch, Wisconsin Rapids
Fey Printing

Maggie Marquardt, Stevens Point
Alumna, Arts Management
CREATE Portage County

MaryEllen Mitchell
Alumna, Music

John and Patty Noel, Plover
Alumni, Communication and Psychology,
Recipients of UWSP Honorary Doctor
of Humane Letters

Nick Reising, Appleton
Alumnus, Theatre Design & Technology,
Business Administration

Bill Schierl, Stevens Point
Co-CEO of Team Schierl Companies

Anna Schuttehelm, Washington DC
Alumna, Arts Management

Shannon Semmerling, Stevens Point
Alumna, Communication

Dianne Somers, Plover
Plover River Farms
Alumna, Music

Ryan Wanta, Waupaca
Wanta & Son, Designer