Will (he/him/his/they/them) serves as the LGBTQ+ Programs and Services Director on the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse (UWL) Campus for the past 20 years. Working with the LGBTQ+ community and fighting for social justice has become not only Will’s career path but also his life’s passion. Will is an educator and trainer who provides trainings and workshops both on and off-campus. He has been involved in the city of La Crosse as one of the initial Human Rights Commissioners, has sat on several Boards of Directors, and he currently volunteers at the community LGBTQ Center. Will grew up in Milwaukee, WI, but they have lived in La Crosse for all of their adult life. Will earned his undergraduate degree from UWL in Therapeutic Recreation ‘92. He worked in Drug/Alcohol Addiction Services for three years then went back to school for a Master's Degree in College Student Personnel ‘97. After Graduate school they worked for the Coulee Region Community Action Program (CAP) with youth. In 2001 his current job opened up and he was happy to return to UWL. Will lives in La Crosse, WI with his partner, Tara, and their dog Ruby.
I met my best friend in college during Bible Study at the Newman Center across the street from the University. Weekly, we would attend Bible Study and Sunday night mass. The more I got to know her the more I wanted to know. She was funny,