FISC Staff

 Jessie Potterton

Phone: 608.263.3918

Beginning October 1, 2014 Jessie Potterton, became the fourteenth director of the Farm & Industry Short Course. Potterton joined CALS in 2011 as the Director of Prospective Student Services. Before joining CALS, Potterton served for five years as the leader of the UW-Extension 4-H program in Lafayette county, Wisconsin’s most agriculturally dependent county. While in Lafayette County, she saw the the county’s 4-H membership grow nearly 25 percent. Potterton earned an M.S. degree in Education-Counselor Education from UW-Platteville, and a B.S. in agricultural journalism from UW-Madison.


 Cindy Fendrick

Interim Assistant Director
Phone: 608.2265.2051

Cindy Fendrick is the Assistant Director of FISC, with responsibilities in the facilities (residence halls), with the 1st Year Seminar, and with advising FISC students. Cindy is originally from eastern Wisconsin, but has spent the last thirteen years working in higher education institutions on the west coast and Nebraska. Cindy received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Biology from the UW-La Crosse and Master’s Degree in Counseling with an emphasis in Student Affairs from the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Since her master’s degree, Cindy has had an array of roles in academic advising, student organizational advising, residence life, and adjunct faculty. She has roots in the Wisconsin agriculture industry and is excited to be back in the state supporting CALS’ educational mission.


 Brittany Rush

Program Coordinator
Phone: 608.262.2270

Brittany started her new role as FISC program coordinator on June 1, 2016. She received her BA in Environmental Studies from the University of Maryland, Baltimore in May 2012. She will be providing administrative, management, admission, financial and student support to the program and will also serve as the McBurney Disability Resource Center Liaison. She looks forward to answering any question you have regarding the FISC program.

 Brian Ringelstetter

Facilities Worker – Humphrey Hall
Phone: 608.262.7716

 Ken Wilkinson

Facilities Worker – Jorns Hall

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