Joseph Abhold, Ph.D.
Dean of Students
Dean Abhold came to UW-Eau Claire in 2013 after serving as director of the University Counseling Center at UW Oshkosh. He has a background in psychology and served as a staff psychologist and assistant director of clinical services at the Counseling and Psychological Services Center at Ball State University from 1993-99. He received the UW System Board of Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence in 2011. Dean Abhold received his bachelor's degree in psychology from UW Oshkosh and his master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.
Assistant Dean of Students
Dean Bonneville has worked in the field of Student Affairs for the past 18 years in the areas of residence life, academic advising, orientation, counseling, First Year Experience, judicial affairs, and domestic student exchange. She began her career at UW-Eau Claire in 2003 coordinating new student orientation. She became Assistant Dean of Students in 2010. Before that she worked and studied at the University of Minnesota, Duluth; South Dakota State University; the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of Wisconsin-Stout. She lives in Menomonie with her husband and two children.
Diane is an Eau Claire native. She was hired as a Program Associate in the Student Affairs/Dean of Students Office in 1991. Scholarships, Leave of Absence, and Students of Concern are part of her responsibilities. Her interaction with students remains her focus and the highlight of her position. Diane began her career at UW-Eau Claire as a part-time, limited-term employee in the Registration Office from 1989 until 1991. She has two grown children and enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and traveling.