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.



  • Assistant Director of SAPS







    •       Graduate Assistant 
    • Lake Beddome is the Graduate Assistant for SAPS. His role provides support, guidance, and leadership for student government appointments and retention. This involves developing and maintaining record-keeping systems, maintaining SA’s online presence, advising the executive board, and training students charged with documentation. He is proud to be a lifelong Wisconsin resident. Lake completed his Bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Educational Policy at Marquette University. He aims to continuously encourage personal growth and intrinsic motivation through the many offerings of higher education. Outside of work and school, Lake is passionate about fitness, reading, and the new alternative music scene.