Chris Stenberg

I find myself everyday using the skills and lessons learned in classes at UW-Superior.”

As a lifelong resident of Superior, Chris Stenberg (Class of 2000) already knew he was where he wanted to be. When it came time to choose a university to continue his education, the decision was easy.

“I knew that I wanted to obtain a business degree, and I also knew that I needed to find something that was affordable and flexible so that I could work while going to school,” he said. “I really wanted to stay in Superior. I guess I just knew from an early age that I did not want to be anywhere else. My wife Terra (Class of 1998) and I are high school sweethearts, our families and friends are here, and for me I enjoy so much of what Superior and Douglas County has to offer.”  
 
As the Executive Director of the Superior Amateur Hockey Association (SAHA), Stenberg utilizes his connections to the community and the education he gained at UW-Superior.
 
“I find myself everyday using the skills and lessons learned in classes at UW-Superior,” he said. “I am expected to be knowledgeable in many areas, and I feel the Business Administration major and courses assisted with that. To have a general understanding in areas like marketing, accounting, and finance are important, but perhaps even more importantly I feel the UW-Superior experience prepared me with critical thinking and customer service skills needed to be successful in my current career.”

The positive experience Stenberg had at UW-Superior is something he brings with him in his current role and hopes to share with others.

“Much of the work involved here is volunteer based, and it's inspiring to have so many great people involved,” he said. “From our Superior Ice Arena Staff, to our SAHA Board of Directors, to our membership, I can't say enough about the people I work with. Through my work I am able to help kids develop life skills, similar to what UW-Superior did for me.”