Cheng Thao

Position title: SSS Advisor

Pronouns: he/him/his


Man smiling outside in front of autumn orange trees

Hello, Nyob zoo, こんにちは, 안녕! My hometown is Green Bay Wisconsin, the land of the Green Bay Packers! However, I’ve lived in Minnesota for several years before returning to Wisconsin. I enjoy playing tennis and table tennis and on the Nintendo Switch. Other games that I’m competitive in: SMASH, Mario Kart and Mario Party series. I enjoy watching anime: Demon Slayer, One piece, Shield Hero, Dr. Stone, My Hero Academia, etc. I enjoy eating and trying new restaurants. I am an Upward Bound Alumnus and first gen student. I have a BA in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay and a Masters in Education Leadership & Policy from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. I have several years working with BIPOC & underrepresented students in academic advising (secondary advisor), student organization advisor and as a mentor. My passion relies in being a resource for our scholars.

Fun Fact:

Cheng enjoys watching anime and is a big fan of Naruto, One Piece, DBZ, etc.

Advising Meetings with Cheng:

  • I am a great listener, and I listen to understand.
  • I can help you set yourself up for academic success.
  • I can connect you with campus resources and new opportunities.
  • We can find ways to improve your leaderships skills or seekcampus involvement.
  • I can guide you through self-reflection.

CeO Scholars Say:

“Cheng, Thank you for being very understanding when I am late.  I appreciate that you are always there to help me.” – L. H.

“Thank you for always answering my questions and listening to me ramble about my life.” – K. S.

“Dear Mr. Thao, thank you very much for all the support and encouragement you’ve given me this first semester!  It’s been so helpful, and it’s made a big place feel a bit smaller knowing I have support from not only you but the CeO team as well.  Thank you for everything you do.  I appreciate it!” – M. C.

Click here to make an appointment with Cheng via Starfish.