The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (UWM) is created and exists pursuant to Chapter 36 of the Wisconsin Statutes. UWM is governed by the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin and is directed by the Chancellor of UWM. 

UWM has designated a Public Records Custodian to meet its obligations under Wisconsin public records laws. The Public Records Custodian is the legal custodian of all public records maintained at UWM, except for patient medical records that are under the control of the Norris Health Center.

Members of the public may obtain information and access to or copies of public records by making a request via telephone, mail, or email to the Public Records Custodian during the office hours of Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Wednesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., members of the public may make an appointment to inspect or obtain copies of public records in-person. Members of the public wishing to inspect or obtain copies of public records in-person must contact the Public Records Custodian at least 24 hours in advance to request an appointment.

UWM may bill requesters $.25 for each copy made, but will not charge reproduction costs for electronic copies of records that exist in electronic format. If mailing of records is requested, mailing or shipping fees may be charged. A location fee may be charged if the cost to locate the record(s) in question is $50.00 or more. Location fees will be calculated at the hourly salary and benefit rate for the lowest-paid employee capable of performing the task. No fee will be charged for the cost of reviewing records for possible redaction or removal of confidential information. Requests which exceed a total cost of $5.00 may require prepayment. All requests will be processed as soon as practicable and without delay. 

The following positions at UWM constitute state public office holders: 

  • Chancellor 
  • Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor for Development & Alumni Relations
  • Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administrative Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
  • Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
  • Vice Chancellor for Marketing, Communications & University Relations
Colleen Ference-Burke
 Public Records Custodian

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
P.O. Box 413
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0413