Hebert will be the leader for minority affairs in the College and will also provide leadership for career services. Minority affairs includes student recruitment and retention, and outreach programs to high schools. Career services activities include career education for students and working with employers to create more career opportunities for students.
From 1997 to present, Hebert was director of minority recruitment and retention and an academic advisor for undergraduates at the UW-Madison School of Business. As director, he was responsible for recruiting and retaining under-represented students, providing personal guidance, and acting as liaison with other campus resources. Hebert worked with corporations to secure scholarships, internships and employment. He also created and directed the Pre-College Summer Program.
From 1994 to 1997 he was an academic counselor for the UW-Madison”s Cross College Advising Service, where he was assigned to more than 800 undecided students exploring majors and degree programs. From 1991 to 1994, he was coordinator of the Multicultural Resident Consultant Program at the UW-Madison. Hebert developed, supervised and coordinated the Housing MRC program, which included nine live-in consultants and three assistants who served as peer resources and support providers for residents of color and international students in residence halls.
“We are really looking forward to having Bill in the College,” said Dick Barrows, CALS associate dean for academic student affairs. “He brings many years of successful advising experience, and his personal touch makes him a real favorite with students. He also brings experience in working with companies. His high energy and innovative ideas will help students launch their careers and will help employers find excellent people for their organizations.”
Hebert earned a master”s degree in higher education and a bachelor”s degree in broadcast journalism from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He is a member of the Student Personnel Association, the National Association of Blacks in Higher Education, the National Academic Advising Association, and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators.
Hebert replaces Keylon Braxton, who died unexpectedly of heart problems in January 2000.