Staff Profile: Franz Schuttenhelm

We have another staff profile! Today, we feature Franz Schuttenhelm.

-What do you do at Western? 

I’m the Director of Clinical Education and full-time instructor for the Respiratory Therapist Program.

-Where is your favorite place at Western?

Any place that allows a view of the Hixon House. Wonderfully, this includes the RT classroom. I’m fascinated that we are located next to a significant piece of La Crosse history.

-What are your hobbies?

My wife and I enjoy traveling. I also like do-it-yourself projects. Oh yeah, GO CUBS GO!

-Advice for students?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and seek clarity. Your understanding could be just a brief conversation away. Also, don’t underestimate the power of your independent studying outside of the classroom and how even a short amount of time every day will add up to success in the classroom.