New staff at Campus View, UW-Richland student housing

Brown & Sonnenberg aim to provide an enjoyable academic experience

Campus View, the student housing facility for University of Wisconsin-Richland students, recently welcomed executive director Glen Brown and residence life coordinator Bart Sonnenberg, both new to those positions.

Brown is responsible for overall management of the facility that provides housing for up to 120 UW-Richland students. He brings experience as a business owner to the position, as well as familiarity with UW-Richland and the community. For three seasons, 2000-2003, Brown coached the UW-Richland Roadrunner men’s basketball team. He enjoyed working with campus students and is pleased to be doing so once again.

He currently also serves as head boys basketball coach at Ithaca High School and has coached high school freshmen through college sophomores for a total of 15 years. A veteran of the U.S. Navy, Brown lives in Richland Center with his wife Mandi, a registered nurse, their daughter and two sons. 

Sonnenberg’s position includes supervising student resident advisors, programming such as social activities, diversity awareness, and conflict resolution. A native of Cambridge, Wisconsin, he’s a spring 2011 honors graduate of UW-Superior, where he majored in speech communication, minored in sociology and human resources. While a student at UW-Superior, Sonnenberg served as a resident assistant in student housing and was active in the residence hall association. Active and involved on campus as well, he was a student ambassador and a leader on the activities board.

UW-Richland student resident advisors beginning their service this fall are Garrett Benzing, Sparta; Paula Meyer, Mineral Point; and Rose Weckerly, Monroe. Also new this fall is an academic resource coordinator position, a student who is to help other students succeed by hosting study groups and offering guidance. Beth Govier, Prairie du Chien, will serve as the academic resources coordinator.

Jane Jones, the chief financial officer at Campus View for the past decade, will continue to serve in that position. Oversight for Campus View operations is provided by their 11-member board of directors, a group that includes community people with backgrounds in education and business and a representative from UW-Richland.

Brown said that UW-Richland students are fortunate to have such user-friendly accommodations right across the street from the campus. He aims to have open communication with students and their parents and said that he and Sonnenberg have established a good working relationship. 

Sonnenberg, who is new to Richland Center, said, “I love the campus. The individual buildings make it an especially attractive place. The Campus View buildings are unique. And I find the people in the Richland Center community to be friendly, patient and welcoming.” 

Brown and Sonnenberg said that improvements are continually being made at Campus View—painting, furnishing, and maintenance. “The aim,” they said, “is to provide UW-Richland students with a clean, quiet, safe, supportive and enjoyable academic experience.” 

As of mid-July, housing was nearly at capacity. The Campus View staff is planning for the fall semester, most immediately for opening weekend activities and social get-togethers. “We’re excited to meet the students,” Sonnenberg said. “And thankful for the opportunity to serve them,” added Brown. 

Move-in days for UW-Richland students living in Campus View housing are scheduled on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, August 31, September 1 and 2, from 9am – 4pm. 

For more information about Campus View, contact the office by e-mail at or by calling (608) 647-6709.


Dorothy Thompson
(608) 647-6186, Extension 231