The Professional Staff

The Student Association Professional Staff (SAPS)

The SAPS office is here to advise and support your student representatives as they advocate for the student body through campus projects and initiatives, talks with the administration, and the allocation of your student fees. If you have any questions about the Student Association, sitting in an open seat, running in elections, sitting on SA/University committees, getting involved with SA projects or other projects around campus, or want to figure out you can get involved generally, come talk to us. Our office is generally open from 9-5 Monday through Friday and we are open to walk-ins or appointments. The SAPS office is located at Union WG10 across the hall from the 8th Note.

  •   Director of SAPS
  • Sarah Edmondson serves as the Director for the Student Association Professional Staff (SAPS). She came to UWM after five years in Tennessee, where she worked in Residential Life, Student Conduct, and Leadership Development. Though she considers herself a St. Louis native, she calls Colorado home, and moved to Milwaukee in the summer of 2018 to take up her post as Director of SAPS. She received a Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor’s from Taylor University, where she studied Sport Management and Public Relations. She is passionate about developing leaders, community engagement, and transformational cross-cultural experiences. She is also passionate about adventure, coffee, and penguins.
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  • Sarah Edmondson
  • edmondso@uwm.edu
  • 414-229-7249

 

  • Assistant Director of SAPS
  • Quincy Kissack is the Assistant Director of SAPS at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. She grew up near Reedsburg, WI, and completed her undergraduate education at St. Norbert College, where she majored in Communication & Media Studies. It was at SNC that she found her passion for leadership and student development. She went on to receive her Masters’ of Education in Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy from the University of Maryland – College Park. When she’s not in the office, she enjoys being outside as much as possible, finding new coffee shops and restaurants with friends, traveling, going to farmers’ markets, and spending time with her cat, Gary. In her role, Quincy advises members of the Student Association executive board and the senate, facilitates the SAC grant process, and directly oversees the Food Center & Pantry.
  • Quincy Kissack
  • kissack@uwm.edu
  • 414-229-5140

 

  • Graduate Assistant: Records Manager 
  • Sambo Amaza is the Graduate Assistant: Records Manager for SAPS. His role provides support, guidance and leadership for records management and student government appointments. This involves developing and maintaining record-keeping systems (including the SA website), directly advising an executive board member and training students charged with records maintenance. Sambo completed his Bachelor’s degree in Economics at Manchester University and is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Economics at UWM. Outside of work and school, Sambo enjoys the outdoors, being with friends, cooking new recipes, traveling, watching and playing football (some call it soccer) – Go CItyzens! #COYC.
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  • Sambo Amaza
  • spamaza@uwm.edu