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Employee Health and Wellness


  • To improve the health, well-being and quality of life of all Upper Iowa University employees by empowerings people to promote and model positive attitudes and behaviors through a lifelong commitment to wellness. 


  • Healthy employees results in productive employees
  • Employee health is directly related to insurance premiums (unhealthy employees= Increased health insurance costs)


Health and Wellness Calendar


Upper Iowa University's Wellness Office's mission is to promote wellness and health among students, faculty, and staff. Educating students about all areas of wellness is the main goal of the Student Wellness Office. This education is done through empowering students with the knowledge and information they need to continue to lead a healthy and active lifestyle for the rest of their lives. Programs include wellness fairs, blood drives, and themed monthly programs on every subject from eating disorders, alcohol, and drugs, nutrition to sexual health awareness.

An additional service provided by the Wellness Office is bringing nationally recognized speakers to campus to speak on issues such as alcohol abuse, eating disorders, rape, wellness, optimum performance, etc. If you have any ideas or suggestions for speakers, or if you belong to an organization which would like to co-sponsor a presentation on campus, please feel free to stop by the Wellness Office (Student Center 213).

Employee Wellness Contact Information


Employee Wellness Social Media


Employee Wellness Committee
Crystal Cole -  Director of Counseling and Wellness
Denise Ney - Benefits Administrator
Jim Jacobs - Associate Professor of IT
Justin Marchant - Director of Procurement
Kara Guyer - Instructional Designer
LeAnn Cushion - Director of Campus Recreation
Matt Rueckert - Head Athletic Trainer 
Ryan Thompson - Compliance Coordinator
Steffen Baumgarten - Admissions Counselor - Des Moines Location
Tiffany Adams - Director of Human Resources
Tina Tate -  Student Support Specialist in Des Moines Center
Tyler Pinkney -  Asst. Strength and Conditioning Coach / Sport Nutritionist