Senior Administration

The chancellor is the chief executive officer of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension.  The chancellor reports to the president of the UW System and to the UW Board of Regents. Directly assisting the chancellor in the operation of the UW Colleges are the provost/vice chancellor for academic affairs, the vice chancellor for administrative and financial services, associate vice chancellor for student affairs and enrollment management , assistant vice chancellor for human resources and office of equity, diversity, and inclusion, director of communications, assistant vice chancellor for information technology and chief information officer, chief of staff and executive director for external relations; and their respective staffs. The offices of the chancellor and the administrative staff are located in Madison.

The thirteen traditional University of Wisconsin Colleges campuses are organized in a regional administrative structure, overseen by a single regional executive officer and dean supported by regional associate deans of academic affairs, student affairs and enrollment management, and administration and finance.  The University of Wisconsin Colleges Online is administered by a campus dean and supported by an assistant dean of student affairs and enrollment management and associate dean of academic affairs.

Chancellor's Administration

Cathy Sandeen
Chancellor
UW Colleges & UW-Extension
M.B.A., University of California Los Angeles
Ph.D., University of Utah
M.A., San Francisco State University
B.A., Humboldt State University

608- 262-3786

Jason Beier
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Human Resources
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
608- 890-0667
 

Werner Gade
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Information Technology
UW Colleges & UW-Extension 
B.S., Cardinal Stritch University
608-262-7832

Karen R. Schmitt
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs
UW Colleges
Ph.D., Columbia University
M.Sc., University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
608-263-1794

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

Steven Wildeck
Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
UW Colleges & UW-Extension 
M.B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison
608- 265-3040

UW Colleges Administration

Executive Director of Libraries
MLIS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
B.A., Lawrence Univeristy
262-335-5250 x 337
 
Jessica Cole
Registrar 
MBA, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
BBA, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
608-263-9700
 
Joseph 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
MBA, Cardinal Stritch University
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
608-265-9807

Director of Accessibility Services
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
A.A.S., University of Wisconsin-Marinette
262-524-3957
 
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

Controller
B.A., DePaul University
608-263-3191
 
Director- Budget and Planning
MPA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, University of Wisconsin-Madison
608-890-4683
 
Director of Conduct and Compliance
M.A., Ball State University
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

715-261-6212

Bursar
B.A., Cardinal Stritch University
A.A.S-A, Waukesha Technical College
608-263-1775
 

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
920-929-1307
 
Director of Prevention Programs
Ed.D., Northcentral University
M.A., Webster University
B.A., The University of Texas at Arlington
608-890-2076
 
Director, Student Financial Aid 
M.Ed., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
MBA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.S., Wake Forest University
608- 263-7727
 

Director, International Education
M.A., Michigan State University
B.A., University of Maryland
608- 263-9676

Regional Administrators

North Region - UW-Barron County, UW-Marathon County, UW-Marinette, UW-Marshfield Wood County

Regional  Executive Officer and Dean 
Ph.D., University of Waterloo, Canada 
M.A., University of Waterloo, Canada
B.S., University of Glasgow, Scotland
715- 234-8176 ext. 5402
 
Regional Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Campus Administrator, UW-Marathon County
Associate Professor, Anthropology/Sociology
B.S., University of Mumbai
M.M.S., University of Mumbai
M.A., University of Mumbai
Ph.D., Texas A & M University
 
Regional Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Campus Administrator, UW-Marinette
A.A.S., University of Wisconsin-Marinette
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
M.S., Marian College
 
Brian H. Becker (2011)
Regional Director of Communications
B.S., Mankato State University
 
Michelle Boernke (2005)
Regional Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
Campus Administrator, UW-Marshfield/Wood County
B.S., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
M.S., University of Wisconsin-River Falls
 
Regional Executive Assistant
A.S., University of Wisconsin – Barron County
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Platteville
M.S, University of Wisconsin-Platteville
 
Brittany Nielsen (2008)
Regional Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Campus Administrator, UW-Barron County
A.A.S, University of Wisconsin-Marshfield/Wood County
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
M.S. ed., University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Ph.D., Bethel University (2018)
 
Anne Mathson  (2017)
Regional Director of Continuing Education
B.S., University of Wisconsin–Green Bay
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
 
Regional Director of Facilities and Management
UW-Barron County and UW-Marshfield/Wood County
 
Regional Director of Facilities and Management
UW-Marathon County and UW-Marinette
 

Northeast Region - UW-Fond du Lac, UW-Fox Valley (Menasha), UW-Manitowoc

Regional Executive Officer and Dean 
Ph.D., University of Warwick (U.K.) 
B.S., University of Warwick (U.K.) 
920-929-3602
 
Regional Executive Assistant
B.L.S. University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
920-929-1106
 
William Bultman, Ph.D. (1991)
Regional Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Campus Administrator
B.S., Marquette University
M.S., University of Illinois-Chicago
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Chicago 
920-832-2696
 
Regional Director of Facilities and Management
920-905-2386
 
Laurie A. Krasin (2000)
Regional Director of Communications
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
920-929-1108
 
Suzanne Lawrence (2012)
Regional Director of Continuing Education
B.B.A., Silver Lake College
M.A., Lakeland College
920-683-4702
 
Carla Rabe  (1993)
Regional Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Campus Administrator
B.S., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
M.S.E., University of Wisconsin Oshkosh 
920-683-4712
 
Bethany Rusch (2010)
Regional Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
Campus Administrator
B.S.W., Marian University
M.S.W., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
920-929-1137
 

Southeast Region  UW-Sheboygan, UW-Washington County, UW-Waukesha

Regional Executive Officer and Dean
Ph.D., The State University of New York
M.A., Emory University 
B.A., University of Connecticut One University Drive 
920-459-6611
 
Daniel Anhalt (2004)
Southeast Regional Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
Campus Administrator, UW-Sheboygan
M.S., UW-Milwaukee
B.B.A., UW-Whitewater
920-459-6658
 
Susan Bausch (2002)
Southeast Regional Director of Communications
M.S., UW-Milwaukee
B.A., Cardinal Stritch University
262-335-5233
 
Jon Etta (2007)
Southeast Regional Director of Facilities Planning and Management
F.I.S.C., UW-Madison
(262) 808-4111
 
Southeast Regional Executive Assistant
B.A., UW-Whitewater
B.S., UW-Oshkosh
(920) 459-6610
 
Courtney O’Connell (2005)
Southeast Regional Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Campus Administrator, UW-Washington County
M.Ed., Marquette University
B.S., UW-Milwaukee
262-335-5211
 
Stephen Schmid (2004)
Southeast Regional Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Campus Administrator, UW-Waukesha
Associate Professor, Philosophy
Ph.D., UW-Madison
M.A., UW-Madison
B.A., Colorado College
262-521-5214
 
Holly Wehrhahn (2009)
Southeast Regional Director of Continuing Education
B.S. UW-Oshkosh
A.A.S., UW-Waukesha
262-521-5460
 

Southwest Region - UW-Baraboo/Sauk County, UW-Richland, UW-Rock County

Regional Executive Officer and Dean 
Ph.D., University of Illinois-Urbana 
M.A., University of Kansas
B.A., Moorhead State University
608-355-5222
 
Shawna Connor (2015)
Regional Director of Communications
B.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
M.A., University of Denver
608-604-3739
 
Tracy L. Davidson (2002)
Regional Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Campus Administrator
Post-doctoral Fellowship with University of Connecticut Health Center
Post-doctoral Fellowship with John Hopkins University School of Medicine and University of Maryland Medical School
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Double B.S., Lawrence University
608-647-6186 x222
 
Kristin Fillhouer (2003)
Regional Associate Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
Campus Administrator
B.A., UW-Whitewater
M.S., UW-Whitewater
608-758-6565 x325
 
Ed Janairo (2017)
Regional Associate Dean of Administration and Finance
Campus Administrator
B.A., University of Notre Dame
M.A., University of Kentucky
M.B.A., Morehead State University
 
Regional Director of Continuing Education
A.A.S., University of Wisconsin-Richland
B.S., Western Governors University
608- 647-6186 x227
 
Regional Executive Assistant
A.S. – Cardinal Stritch College
608-355-5222
 
Regional Director of Facilities and Management
B.S., University of Wisconsin- Madison
M.S., Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
608-931-0565
 
UW Colleges Online
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 
 
Assistant Dean of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
B.Ed., University of Toledo
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.S.E., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
608-270-7106
 
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Professor, Mathematics
B.S., University of Alberta, Canada
Ph.D., Indiana University
 
608-270-7115