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Greg Koepel


Experience and Interests

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Lecturer, UW-Stevens Point (2019-present)

Professional Experience

  • A 10-year military career in the Michigan Army National Guard and the U.S. Army spanning 1980-1990, followed by a 30-year career in business as a human resources professional most recently as the Vice President of Workforce Development and Administration for Roehl Transport, Inc. (1999-2019).


  • Human Resources Professional of the Year, 2006, American Trucking Associations, the Industry’s Largest Trade Group.



  • Adviser – National Society of Leadership and Success


  • City of Stevens Point Transportation Committee


  • Society of Human Resources Management, Association for Talent Development

Presentations and Publications

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

Alternative Universities: Speculative Design for Innovation in Higher Education

Best advice you ever received?

Be good and don’t hurt anyone.

What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A human resources executive.

Favorite Quote?

Pain is inevitable – misery is optional.

One thing about your school that you are most proud of?

A review of the Department of Labor’s O Net “Bright Outlook” occupations – occupations that will experience better than average growth between now and 2028 – reveals that the prospects are terrific for the careers we are preparing our students for in the School of Business and Economics.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

Witnessing the development of the students I get to teach.

A piece of advice for students in your school?

  • Here’s what differentiates leaders from others – leaders respect people. Respect is the due regard for the feelings, wishes, rights, or traditions of others.
  • Demeaning, name-calling, character assassination, lying, cheating, self-dealing, self-aggrandizement, not allowing others to speak, demanding loyalty, being disloyal, requiring sycophancy, etc. are all forms of disrespect and excludes the person behaving that way from being called a leader.
  • We can hold opposing points of view and have disagreements and treat each other with respect. True leaders demonstrate respect.
Greg Koepel
Associate Lecturer - Business

338 College of Professional Studies


Ph.D. Candidate in Career and Technical Education Leadership
UW-Stout, present

M.A. in Management/Human Relations/Organizational Behavior
University of Phoenix, 1991

B.S. in Business Administration
Michigan Tech University, 1985