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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.

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.

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.

profile photoYvette Alicea-ReedHuman Resources ManagerDivisions of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management(414) 229-7218yta@uwm.eduChapman Hall 150A
profile photoKrystle AndersonFinancial Program SupervisorDivisions of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management(414) 229-7381krystle@uwm.eduChapman Hall 150
profile photoArcetta KnautzDirectorUniversity Housing(414) 229-6149knautz@uwm.eduSandburg Commons C134A
profile photoLaurie MarksDirectorCenter for Community-Based Learning, Leadership, and Research(414) 229-3161lmarks@uwm.eduStudent Union G28
profile photoRobert MeyerDirectorStudent Affairs and Enrollment Management IT Services(414) 977-7644rmeyer@uwm.eduBolton Hall 280
profile photoSteven MoharDirectorUniversity Recreation(414) 229-5087sjmohar@uwm.eduKlotsche Center 310
profile photoCatherine RossiAssistant DirectorAthletics/Administrationrossic@uwm.eduPavilion 151A
profile photoElizabeth SmithDirectorChildren's Learning Centeressmith@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant Building C

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.

profile photoCraig HeserEnterprise Systems SupervisorStudent Affairs and Enrollment Management IT Services(414) 290-7294craigh@uwm.eduBolton Hall 280
profile photoJason KatteAssistant Director - Counseling ServicesNorris Health Centerkatte@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant B 5472
profile photoRyan McNallieWeb & Applications Development SupervisorStudent Affairs and Enrollment Management IT Services(414) 290-7250mcnarya@uwm.eduBolton Hall 272
profile photoYolanda MedinaDirectorMilitary and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC)(414) 229-7211medinay@uwm.eduSTU Union WG99
profile photoJen MurrayDirectorLesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Resource Center(414) 229-4116jrmurray@uwm.eduStudent Union WG89
profile photoHeath PowellAssociate DirectorUniversity Recreation(414) 229-5209hbp@uwm.eduKlotsche Center 314
profile photoMai Yer YangDirectorInclusive Excellence Center(414) 299-7235yang692@uwm.eduStudent Union W198
profile photoCheri ZylkaAssociate DirectorUWM Children's Learning Center(414) 229-5384czylka@uwm.eduNorthwest Quadrant C 1606