Chris Menden

Director, Corporate Partnerships

Chris Menden is the Director of Corporate Partnerships. As part of the Strategic Partnerships team, he is responsible for partnerships with corporations and other key entities to enable and grow UWM’s capacity to support crucial areas such as research, student experiences, and key initiatives including the Connected Systems Institute (CSI) and Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute (NMDSI). Chris, a UWM Alum, came to UWM in 2020 after stops in the investment, banking, and non-profit industries, as well as work in the entrepreneurial space. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from UW-Milwaukee and an MBA from UW-Madison.