The Vice Chancellor assumes a pivotal role within the university’s leadership structure by directly reporting to the Chancellor. In this capacity, they spearhead the Division of Student Affairs, offering strategic direction, policy guidance, and operational management. Collaborating closely with both professional and student staff, the Vice Chancellor fosters a pervasive sense of inclusion and prioritizes student welfare at UWM. Their efforts concentrate on elevating the caliber of engagements and forging meaningful connections. The Vice Chancellor occupies essential positions within Student Affairs administrative framework, namely the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT), the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT), and the Alignment & Action Team (AAT) – all of which are detailed below.
Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT)
Directly accountable to the Vice Chancellor, this assembly of Divisional leaders offers substantial counsel and guidance to the Division through consistent dialogues with the Vice Chancellor. Members of the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) are entrusted with the responsibility of championing campus-wide and Divisional initiatives, actively seeking out avenues to seamlessly merge endeavors across divisions. The team plays a pivotal role in harmonizing the endeavors of individual departments to bolster Divisional priorities, achieved through collaborative synergy and an unwavering dedication to enhancing student success. These SALT participants also hold integral positions within the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT) and the Alignment & Action Team (AAT) – described further below.
Integrated Leadership Team (ILT)
The Integrated Leadership Team constitutes accomplished leaders from across the Division, each vested with the duty of overseeing the execution of both routine operations and strategic endeavors at UWM. This collective undertakes targeted initiatives that align with Divisional priorities, leveraging their collaborative prowess and interdisciplinary expertise to realize shared objectives. Members from the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT) and the Vice Chancellor’s office concurrently serve as integral members of the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT).
Alignment & Action Team (AAT)
As the most expansive committee within the Division, the Alignment & Action Team (AAT) consists of individuals who assume leadership roles with the responsibility of guiding and supervising others. Moreover, they may actively engage in Divisional and institutional committees, exemplifying their meaningful participation. This assembly is dedicated to driving tangible action and executing initiatives primed for implementation on campus. Comprising a collaborative cadre of accomplished leaders, this team endeavors to transform priorities, strategies, and plans into concrete realities. Notably, members hailing from the Student Affairs Leadership Team (SALT), the Integrated Leadership Team (ILT), and the Vice Chancellor’s purview concurrently hold positions within the Alignment & Action Team (AAT).