University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow
In a surprising turn of events, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow, 63, faced unanimous dismissal by the UW Board of Regents after explicit videos featuring him and his wife, Carmen Wilson, were discovered on porn websites. Gow, who served as chancellor for 17 years, expressed regret over keeping his private life hidden and cited a desire to test the commitment to free speech within the higher education community.
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Joe Gow Wikipedia
|– Chancellor of UW-La Crosse (2006-2023)
Carmen Wilson Wikipedia
|– Psychology department at UW-La Crosse (1996-2011)
Who is Carmen Wilson?
Carmen Wilson, 56, had a notable career at UW-La Crosse, primarily in the psychology department. She worked at the university for about 15 years, chairing the search committee that ultimately selected Gow as chancellor in 2006. Wilson served as Gow’s chief of staff from 2008 to 2011 and later led UW-Rock County from 2011 to 2016. She then took on the role of provost and vice president for academic affairs at Dickinson State University until 2019.
The Couple’s Journey
Gow and Wilson, who married in June 2014 on the Golden Gate Bridge, enjoyed running together. Wilson, an associate to the chancellor during Gow’s tenure, also played keyboard and sang vocals in “The FurLow Riders,” a blues-rock band led by Gow. The band performed at university events.
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The couple, operating under the alias “Sexy Happy Couple,” appeared in explicit videos on various adult websites, showcasing them cooking vegan dishes with adult film stars. They actively promoted their content on social media platforms, including LoyalFans and OnlyFans. Additionally, Gow and Wilson published two books under pseudonyms, addressing the challenges of balancing their public personas with their desires for openness about their intimate lives.
Books Detailing Dual Lives
The books, published under the names Geri and Jay Hart, revealed the couple’s experiences in the adult film industry. In “Monogamy with Benefits” (2015), they acknowledged the tension between their public roles and their desire to be open about their sex lives. The couple, deeply involved in the local establishment, expressed concern that their careers would be ruined if their peers discovered their activities.
Gow and Wilson discussed “being more open” in recent months, leading to the creation and publication of explicit videos, coinciding with Gow’s announcement of stepping down as chancellor. The move was a test of the university leaders’ commitment to free speech, according to Gow.
The firing of Chancellor Joe Gow marks the end of a long and influential career at UW-La Crosse. The revelation of his secret life with wife Carmen Wilson has sparked conversations about the balance between personal freedom and public expectations in the realm of higher education leadership. As the university community grapples with this unexpected turn of events, Gow and Wilson’s story serves as a reminder of the complexities individuals face in navigating the intersection of private and public lives.