Leadership Teams

Chief Student Affairs Officer (CSAO)

Reporting directly to the Chancellor, the CSAO provides perspective and service for the students and their non-academic needs at UWM’s highest administrative level. The CSAO works with 380 professional staff, and over 1800 student staff, to create a culture of belonging and student wellbeing at UWM by enhancing the quality of interactions and connections. The CSAO is a part of the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT) and Alignment & Action Team (AAT) as described below.

Kelly HaagChief Student Affairs OfficerDivision of Student Affairs(414) 229-4038kajohnso@uwm.eduChapman Hall 132

Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT)

Reporting directly to the Chief Student Affairs Officer (CSAO), this team of Divisional leadership provide significant advice and direction to the Division based on regular consultation with the CSAO. The SALT are expected to advocate for all campus and Divisional priorities, identifying opportunities to integrate efforts cross-divisionally. This team is fundamental in aligning departmental efforts to support the Divisional priorities through collaboration and a relentless pursuit of student success. SALT members are also a part of the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT) and Alignment & Action Team (AAT) as described below.

Julia BonnerExecutive DirectorStudent Health & Wellbeing(414) 229-5684jbonner@uwm.eduNorris Health Center
Amanda BraunDirectorAthletics(414) 229-6599abraun25@uwm.eduPavilion 153
Becky GrandoneDirectorStudent Advocacy & Engagement(414) 229-5780grandonr@uwm.eduChapman Hall
Adam JusselDean Of StudentsDean of Students(414) 229-4632jussel@uwm.eduStudent Union 345

Integrated Leadership Team (ILT)

The Integrated Leadership Team is comprised of leaders throughout the Division who have responsibility over the actions needed to fulfill both the daily work and strategic initiatives at UWM. This group will fulfill specific efforts in support of the Divisional priorities using collaboration and inter-disciplinary skills to accomplish mutually beneficial tasks and goals. Individuals from the SALT and the CSAO are also members of the ILT.

Yvette Alicea-ReedHuman Resources ManagerDivisions of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management(414) 229-7218yta@uwm.eduChapman Hall 150A
Krystle AndersonFinancial Program SupervisorDivisions of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management(414) 229-7381krystle@uwm.eduChapman Hall 150
Rebecca FreerAssociate Dean Of StudentsDean of Students(414) 229-4632bfreer@uwm.eduStudent Union 345
Scott HofflandDirectorRestaurant Operations(414) 229-4146scotth@uwm.eduStudent Union 318
Arcetta KnautzDirectorUniversity Housing(414) 229-6149knautz@uwm.eduSandburg Commons C134A
Laurie MarksDirectorCenter for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research(414) 229-3161lmarks@uwm.eduStudent Union G28
Abby MeddaughAssociate Dean Of StudentsDean of Students(414) 229-4632ameddaug@uwm.eduStudent Union 345
Robert MeyerDirectorStudent Affairs and Enrollment Management IT Services(414) 977-7644rmeyer@uwm.eduBolton Hall 280
Catherine RossiAssistant DirectorAthletics/Administration rossic@uwm.eduPavilion 151A
Richard ThomasDirectorUWM Student Union(414) 229-5559thomasrr@uwm.eduStudent Union 305

Alignment & Action Team (AAT)

The largest Divisional committee, the Alignment & Action Team is comprised of individuals who lead and direct the work of others, and/or may show meaningful participation in Divisional/institutional committees. This group focuses on action and implementation items ready to be enacted on campus. This collaborative team of leaders will work to make priorities, strategies and plans into realities. Individuals from the SALT, the ILT, and the CSAO are also members of the AAT.

Lucy BalkmanAssistant Director, Retail OperationsRestaurant Operations(414) 229-5833lucyxu@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 331
Chad BoppelAssistant Director, Operational SupportRestaurant Operations(414) 229-5833cboppel@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 333
Kari DawsonAssoc. Director, Business AdministrationUniversity Housing(414) 229-4065dawsonk@uwm.eduSandburg Commons C116
Craig HeserIS SupervisorStudent Affairs IT Services(414) 416-8925craigh@uwm.eduBolton Hall 280
Brandon JamesAssistant Director, Union Marketing ServicesUWM Student Union(414) 229-5869brandonj@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 303
Eric Jessup AngerDirectorStudent Involvement(414) 229-5780anger@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 363
Jason KatteAssistant Director, Counseling ServicesNorris Health Center katte@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant B 5472
Marvette LacyDirectorWomen's Resource Center(414) 229-2852lacymc@uwm.eduUWM Student Union WG93
Beth LobnerAssistant Director, Residence LifeUniversity Housing(414) 229-5712lobner@uwm.eduSandburg Halls C126
Ryan McNallieIS SupervisorStudent Affairs IT Services(414) 376-8055mcnarya@uwm.eduBolton Hall 272
Yolanda MedinaDirectorMilitary and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC)(414) 229-7211medinay@uwm.eduUWM Student Union WG99
Jen MurrayDirectorLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Resource Center(414) 229-4116jrmurray@uwm.eduUWM Student Union WG89
Joseph NiswongerAssistant Director, FacilitiesUniversity Housing(414) 229-6591niswonge@uwm.eduSandburg Halls C288
Heath PowellAssociate DirectorUniversity Recreation(414) 229-5209hbp@uwm.eduKlotsche Center 314
Mike SchmitAssistant Director, Union OperationsUWM Student Union(414) 229-5517schmitm@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 312
Brian VetterAssociate Director, Residential OperationsRestaurant Operations(414) 229-2525bvetter@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 315
Pamela VillanuevaAdministrative and Operational ManagerNorris Health Center(414) 229-6647pnv@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant B 5584
Cynthia WirtzAssistant Director, Retail ServicesRetail Services(414) 229-5578ccwirtz@uwm.eduUWM Student Union 316
Mai Yer YangDirectorInclusive Excellence Center(414) 299-7235yang692@uwm.eduUWM Student Union W198
Cheryl ZylkaAssociate DirectorChildren's Learning Center(414) 229-5384czylka@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606