PCOW—Committees and Documents

Whitney Boroski, Chair
Manager of Student Health and Wellness

Ann Hoover
Fitness and Aquatics Manager

Katie Cooper
Assoc. Director of Housing and Residence Life

Amber Bennett
Assoc. Director of Counseling Services

Rhys Edwards
Director of NCAA Compliance and Student-Athlete Services

Michelle Seguin
Family Medicing Physician - UP Health System Portage and Upper Great Lakes Family Health Center
Instructor - Department of Biological Sciences

Ernie Beutler
Manager Dining Services

Brigitte Morin
Lecturer - Biological Sciences

Angela Luskin
Community Health Coordinator, Portage Health

Beth Ryynanen
Yoga Instructor

Shannon Rinkinen
Brand Manager

Susan Liebau
Waino Wahtera Center for Student Success

Joan Kero
Fitness Instructor and Educator

Events and Marketing

Amber Dessellier, Chair

This subcommittee is responsible for distributing advertising materials, coordinating marketing of programming and assuring that event dates are on appropriate University calendars.


  • Counseling and Wellness
  • HOWL Students
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Student Activities
  • Graduate School
  • TERR (Tech Educating about Responsible Relationships)

Physical Wellness

Michelle Jacob, Chair

This subcommittee is responsible for promoting healthy physical activities in coordination with Sports and Recreation, the Outdoor Adventure Program, and other campus and community organizations.


  • Sports and Recreation
  • Outdoor Adventure Program
  • Human Resources (Tech Fit Program)

Assessment and Compliance

Pat Gotschalk, Chair

This subcommittee is responsible for reviewing policies and procedures, making recommendations for updating and coordinating the annual distribution of the Alcohol and Other Drug policy, completing the biennial review for the Dept. of Education, preparing the annual report for PCOW, and scheduling Executive Committee meetings.


  • Athletics
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • Counseling and Wellness Services
  • Dean of Students Office

Preventing High-Risk Behaviors

Donald Williams, Chair

This subcommittee is responsible for educational areas of Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs, as well as Sexual Health behaviors.


  • Office of Academic and Community Conduct
  • Housing and Residential Life
  • TERR (Tech Educating about Responsible Relationships)
  • Public Safety