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About OPE

At the Oshkosh Placement Exchange, you can expect outstanding customer service. Our focus is to help new and seasoned Student Affairs professionals look for their next position. The OPE staff, all active practitioners, has created many resources to aid you in preparing for and succeeding in your search. We encourage you to explore the topics below as you navigate your search.

Top 10 reasons you should attend OPE:

  1. From our founding, our priority has been providing a national placement exchange focused on job placement.
  2. Our staff are active professionals in the field of higher education and all of whom are employees at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
  3. We maintain affordable, consistent placement exchange pricing.
  4. On-site lodging for candidates in the Gruenhagen Conference Center at a low cost.
  5. Employers enjoy reasonably priced hotel/motel accommodations at various properties throughout Oshkosh.
  6. Enjoy free transportation to and from the exchange to local hotel/motels and around the city of Oshkosh provided by our OPE staff.
  7. Our dedicated 16-person OPE staff looks after your every need to ensure you can focus on a successful search.
  8. We work closely with the Oshkosh Convention and Visitors Bureau to make your stay in the city of Oshkosh comfortable and affordable.  We offer a concierge service during the Oshkosh Placement Exchange.
  9. We strive to provide a national placement exchange that promotes a commitment to excellence, and a dedication to the field of higher education.
  10. We provide an annual placement exchange that is professionally managed and nationally recognized for customer service.

OPE Employer List 2020

This list provides the institutions that were registered in 2020. We are showing the 2020 list as this was our last in-person exchange.  This is to provide an idea of what institutions have attended recently. This list does change year-to-year based on the hiring needs of each institution.


University of South Alabama


Galena City School District


Arizona State University

Northern Arizona University

University of Arizona


Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts

Arkansas Tech University

University of Central Arkansas


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Chapman University

Sonoma State University


Fort Lewis College


Nova Southeastern University


Georgia Southern University

Mercer University

Valdosta State University


Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University-College Student Affair

Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

Illinois State University

Lincoln College

Loyola University Chicago

McKendree University

Millikin University

Northern Illinois University

Rockford University

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Springfield

Western Illinois University



Ball State University

Indiana State University

Indiana University Bloomington

Purdue University

University of Indianapolis


Drake University

Grinnell College

Iowa State University

Morningside College

University of Iowa

University of Northern Iowa


Fort Hays State University

Kansas State University

Pittsburg State University

University of Kansas

Wichita State University


Gatton Academy of Mathematics and Science

Murray State University


Louisiana State University


University of Massachusetts Lowell


Central Michigan University

Davenport University

Eastern Michigan University

Northern Michigan University

Oakland University

Western Michigan University


College of Saint Benedict

Minnesota State University, Mankato

St. Catherine University

University of Minnesota Duluth

University of St. Thomas


Mississippi State University

University of Mississippi


Missouri State University

Missouri University of Science & Technology

Rockhurst University

University of Central Missouri


Montana State University


University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO)

University of Nebraska-Lincoln


University of Nevada, Reno

New Mexico

University of New Mexico

New York

University at Buffalo

North Carolina

East Carolina University

North Dakota

North Dakota State University

University of North Dakota

Valley City State University


Bowling Green State University

Denison University

Miami University

University of Dayton

Wright State University


Cameron University

Northeastern State University

Oklahoma State University

University of Oklahoma


Milton Hershey School

Pennsylvania State University

South Carolina

College of Charleston

South Dakota

Mount Marty College


Texas A&M University

Texas Christian University

Texas Tech University

University of North Texas

University of Texas Arlington

West Texas A&M University


Old Dominion University


Carroll University                                           

Carthage College

Lakeland University

Lawrence University

Marian University

Marquette University

Mount Mary University

Ripon College

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

University of Wisconsin Green Bay

University of Wisconsin LaCrosse

University of Wisconsin LaCrosse – Student Affairs

University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

University of Wisconsin Platteville

University of Wisconsin River Falls

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point

University of Wisconsin Whitewater