UW-Superior names Werchouski to diversity post

The University of Wisconsin-Superior has named Katrina “Kat” Werchouski its new assistant director for equity diversity and inclusion. Werchouski will be a member of UW-Superior’s Office of Multicultural Affairs, as well as assisting with departmental initiatives and programs. 

“We are excited to have Katrina on the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team,” said Jerel Benton, director of equity, diversity, and inclusivity and sr. diversity officer. “She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience that will only make us better at the work we are doing to establish a more equitable and inclusive campus.”

A member of the Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Ojibwe with ties to the Leech Lake and Lac du Flambeau Ojibwe tribes as well as the state of Jalisco, Mexico, Werchouski earned her B.S. in Environmental Studies (Environmental Public Law and Policy) and B.A. in Native American Studies from Northland College in Ashland and her M.S. in Environmental Studies (Written Communications) from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt. Previously, Werchouski served as the director of the Indigenous Center at Northland College.