Reenen joined the Division of Academic Affairs at UWM in May 2014 and serves as an Administrative Assistant in the office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. He is also the Executive Assistant to Dr. Purush Papatla, Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute Professor of Marketing and Co-Director, NMDSI. Reenen also served on the UWM Ombuds Council for two years.
He obtained a BA Political Science degree at the University of Pretoria in 1990 and became a certified polygraphist in 1998 through Atlanta GA-based Argenbright International School of Polygraph.
Reenen spent 8 years in the South African Air Force (SAAF) as a Senior Operations and Intelligence Assistant, followed by 17 years in the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) as a Senior Agent Handler, after which he moved to the US in 2008.