Dr. William R. Duffy II
Biography of Dr. Duffy
Executive Assistant to the President and
Assistant Secretary of the Board of Trustees
Holly Wolff brings seven years of experience working at the University. As the University's events and transportation coordinator, Ms. Wolff has had the opportunity to interact regularly with faculty, members of the Board of Trustees, administration, staff, students and visitors to campus. Ms. Wolff has also served on the Events Rates and Advisory Board, was a member of the Student Center Management Team, and served on the following committees: Staff Welfare, New Student Days, Homecoming, Ribbon-Cutting, Family Weekend, Holiday Planning, Commencement and Diversity.
Ms. Wolff graduated cum laude from Upper Iowa University with a B.A. in communications (emphasis in media production) and is currently enrolled in UIU's Master's of Higher Education Administration program. As the recipient of the Erma K. Ledgerwood Scholarship, Ms. Wolff has been paying it forward as an active member of Team Peacock, riding RAGBRAI to raise money for student scholarships. She is also a member of the National Association for Presidential Assistants in Higher Education.
Ms. Wolff and her husband, Tim, reside in Oelwein with their three children: Ashten, Katie, and Carson.
Ismael J. Betancourt Vélez, E.M.I.B.
Vice President of International Programs
Mr. Betancourt joined the UIU staff in August of 2012. He brings more than 13 years of experience in higher education and provides leadership for all international operations at the UIU's Fayette campus as well as the campuses in Hong Kong and Malaysia.
Mr. Betancourt comes from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he held the position of Executive Director for International Education. In this capacity, Mr. Betancourt managed all international-related offices including the Office of International Student Services, the Office of Study Abroad, the Academic Service Learning Semesters and the Intensive English Program. Furthermore, Mr. Betancourt closely worked with the Office of Undergraduate Admission as it relates to the admissions and recruitment of international students. Prior to Xavier University, Mr. Betancourt held the positions of Director of Education Abroad at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, and Director of the Office of International Services at Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Betancourt has held leadership positions at NAFSA: Association of International Educators and currently serves as a Certified Site Reviewer for the American International Recruitment Council (AIRC). He is also a member of the Forum of Education Abroad, the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA), and an ex-Board member of the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council.
Mr. Betancourt holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Business and International Studies, an Executive Masters in International Business, and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration. All degrees are from Saint Louis University.
David S. Miller
Director of Athletics
Mr. Miller has served as the Director of Athletics at UIU since May of 2009. As the Director of Athletics, Mr. Miller provides leadership, direction, and senior management to 13 intercollegiate programs and over 325 student-athletes who compete on the NCAA Division II level in the highly competitive Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC). Previously David served as the Director of Athletics at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has held leadership positions in intercollegiate athletic administration at Southern Methodist University, Ohio University, and Truman State. Mr. Miller began his career in intercollegiate athletics at the U.S. Air Force Academy while serving on active-duty. He is a member of the D2 Athletic Directors' Association Football Task Force and serves as the liaison for the NSIC for Men's Golf. David is the past of the Chair of the NSIC Administrators Committee and the Ethics and Eligibility Committee. He previously served on the NCAA Division II Men's Golf Regional Advisor Committee. As well, he is a former Board member of the Division II Athletic Director's Association, the College World Series of Omaha, and the Omaha Sports Commission. He is originally from Manning, Iowa and received his bachelors degree in Business Administration from Regis University and his Master's of Sports Administration from The Ohio University.
Vice President of External Affairs
Mr. Wenthe has been with Upper Iowa since 2005. The Office of External Affairs provides leadership on regional economic development initiatives, government relations, and community relations, in addition to providing oversight of the Heartlanding Information Technology Services Center, a faculty and student operated information technology service that provides website development and technical support to area business owners.
Wenthe's responsibilities include leadership of Advancement, Alumni Relations, Development, Grants and Foundation Relations, as well as Fayette Admissions, Financial Aid and Communication and Marketing.
Wenthe serves as the principal investigator for numerous grants and chairs the Upper Iowa Business Development (UIBD) Grant Advisory Committee. UIBD grants of up to $100,000 are awarded annually and on a competitive basis to businesses starting up, relocating or expanding in the City of Fayette.