External Relations

From first impressions to lifelong relationships, we strengthen UWM’s ties to the community through several outreach programs. Services include:

Visitor Relations

We assist visitors and the community by sharing information and giving tours of the campus and nearby neighborhoods (with the exception of prospective students, who are served by Admissions). Requesting a personalized tour is quick and easy.

Speakers Bureau

Our new Speakers Bureau connects the community with campus leaders who will share the UWM story. The Experts Directory is another great way to tap into UWM’s wide-ranging expertise.

Panther Families

The Panther Families Program keeps families of current and prospective students informed and engaged through the Panther Family News, newly-redesigned Panther Families website and Family Weekend.

Neighborhood Relations

From first impressions to lifelong relationships, we strengthen UWM’s ties to the community through several outreach programs. Learn more about Neighborhood Relations.

Special Events

We coordinate and host events with a campus-wide impact, such as the annual June Board of Regents Meeting, UWM Day at the State Fair, ground-breaking ceremonies, building dedications, news conferences, all-campus receptions, events involving visiting dignitaries, and any events involving the chancellor. We also handle the Length of Service event each spring, when the university honors and celebrates faculty and staff who have reached significant mileposts in their careers at UWM. In addition, we offer consultation and support to schools, colleges and departments planning their own events.

Public Records

We process requests for public records maintained at UWM, except for patient health records.

Licensing and Enforcement

The UWM Licensing and Enforcement Program is designed to protect the logos, seals, names, symbols and slogans associated with the University and are the exclusive property of UWM. Reproduction of these marks for resale, promotional or other commercial purposes must have university authorization. This protects against the manufacture, display or sale of merchandise without the university’s consent.

Executive Communication

We provide communications support to the Office of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications, and other executive areas of the university as assigned. We can share information on past, present and future campus and community appearances by the chancellor.

Get in Touch

For the Speakers Bureau, Visitor Relations or Panther Families, contact Keri Duce at klduce@uwm.edu or (414) 229-5188.
For neighborhood and community relations, contact Alyssa Conrardy at ambc@uwm.edu or (414) 229-6999.
For public records, please contact public-records@uwm.edu or (414) 229-2849.
For general special events, contact Lynn Wilk at lcwilk@uwm.edu or (414) 229-6917. For Licensing and Enforcement please contact Kevin O’Connor at kjoc@uwm.edu. For the Length of Service event, contact Laura Purifoy at lpurifoy@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4035.
For executive communication, contact Helaine Hickson at helaine@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4027.