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.


Sarah Edmondson



Assistant Director of SAPS


Ben Minogue serves as the Assistant Director for the Student Association Professional Staff. He previously worked in Residence Life at Northern Illinois University, and Western Illinois University as a graduate student. Ben holds a Master’s in College Student Personnel from Western Illinois University, and a Bachelors in Geography from UW-Whitewater. Ben is passionate about designing effective training, experiential learning, leadership development, and helping students engage with their educational experience. He enjoys hiking, fishing, biking, cheap coffee, and houseplants.



Ben Minogue



      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. Lake completed his Bachelor’s degree at UW-Madison and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Educational Policy & Leadership within Marquette University’s Student Affairs in Higher Education program. He is passionate about encouraging personal growth and professional development through the educational experience. Outside of work and school, Lake is passionate about fitness, poetry, and the new alternative music scene.


Lake Beddome