Senior Administration

Each UW Colleges campus is administered by a campus executive officer/dean, who reports to the chancellor. The chancellor, Cathy Sandeen, is the chief executive officer of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension and reports to the president of the UW System, Ray Cross. The chancellor and a central administrative UW Colleges staff are located in Madison, Wisconsin.

Chancellor's Office

Ph.D., University of Utah
M.B.A., University of California, Los Angeles
B.S., Humboldt State University
Jason Beier
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
J.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
608- 890-1066
Director of Communications
UW Colleges and UW-Extension
B.A. Drake University
Werner Gade
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology & Chief Information Officer 

UW Colleges & UW-Extension
B.S., Cardinal Stritch University

Karen R. Schmitt
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Sc., University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Melissa Stutz, Ed.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
B.A. University of Texas at Arlington
M.A. Webster University
Ed.D. Northcentral University
608- 890-2076

Molly Vidal
Chief of Staff and Executive Director for External Relations
UW Colleges & UW-Extension
B.A., Edgewood College
608- 890-0181
Steve Wildeck
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

UW Colleges & UW-Extension 
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

UW Colleges Administration

Dean, UW Colleges Online & Distance Education
M.S., University of Newcastle,
B.A.E., Avondale College of Higher Education
B.A., Pacific Union College
Executive Director of Libraries
MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Lawrence Univeristy
262- 335-5250 x 337


B.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Joe Foy
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

B.A., Carroll College
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
608- 263-7217

Associate Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance

M.B.A., Cardinal Stritch University
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Director of Accessibility Services
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
A.A.S., University of Wisconsin-Marinette
Director of TRIO
M.S., Indiana State University
B.S., UW-Oshkosh
608-758-6565 x480

Executive Director of Marketing and Enrollment

B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
608- 265-5771
B.A., DePaul University
Director- Budget and Planning
MPA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director of Conduct and Compliance
M.A., Ball State University
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point 
B.A., Cardinal Stritch University
A.A.S-A, Waukesha Technical College

Director of Library Support Services

M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
A.A.S., University of Wisconsin-Manitowoc

Director of Prevention Programs
M.A., Appalachian State University
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Director, Student Financial Aid 

M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
M.B.A, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Wake Forest University

Director, International Education

M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., University of Maryland

Regional Executive Officer/Deans

North Region

UW-Barron CountyUW-Marathon CountyUW-MarinetteUW-Marshfield/Wood County

Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada 
M.A., University of Waterloo, Canada
B.S., University of Glasgow, Scotland
1800 College Drive
Rice Lake, WI 54868-2497 
715- 234-8176 ext. 5402

Northeast Region

UW-Fond du LacUW-Fox ValleyUW-Manitowoc

Ph.D., University of Warwick (U.K.) 
B.S., University of Warwick (U.K.)
400 University Drive 
Fond du Lac, WI 54935-2998 

Southeast Region

UW-SheboyganUW-Washington CountyUW-Waukesha

Jacquelyn Joseph-Silverstein
Ph.D., City University of New York
M.A., Emory University
B.A., University of Connecticut
One University Drive 
Sheboygan, WI 53081-4789 

Southwest Region

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County | UW-Richland | UW-Rock County

Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana 
M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Moorhead State University
1006 Connie Road 
Baraboo, WI 53913-1098 

UW Colleges Online

Michael  Bartlett, Dean, UW Colleges Online & Distance Education
M.S., University of Newcastle,
B.A.E., Avondale College of Higher Education
B.A., Pacific Union College
(608) 270-7101