Nicole Sippy

Nicole Sippy

  • Director of Advancement, School of Information Studies


  • BA 1992, University of Wisconsin-Parkside: English
  • BA 1992, University of Wisconsin-Parkside: Communications


In 1992 she received a BA in English and in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. After six years of working for a marketing and promotional company, she switched gears and succumbed to her passion to help others in our community. For more than twenty years, she has devotedly served Milwaukee’s nonprofit sector and has worked with various education, literacy and youth-based organizations.

Nicole joined the UWM family in September of 2014 as the first Director of Development for Graduate Education and her role has expanded to serving the School of Information Studies and the Lubar College of Business. With vast experience in fund development, grant writing, and project management she cultivates relationships with alumni, foundations, and corporations to help them accomplish their philanthropic goals.


UWM’s University Advancement aspires to make UWM the first place our stakeholders consider when they wish to improve the world through philanthropy. We strive to provide our alumni with a resource-rich network, our donors with second-to-none giving opportunities and stewardship, and our staff with a collaborative, compassionate, flexible, diverse and inclusive workplace.