University of Wisconsin–Madison

Advisory Council

The Advisory Council, jointly reporting to the executive sponsors, David L. Miller, Vice President of Administration, UWSA, and Michael Lehman, Interim Vice President of Finance and Administration, UW–Madison, will play a strategically key role in guiding the study. This will include reviewing the draft request for proposals (RFP) to engage external technical resources that will support the substantial internal resources we will devote to this review.

Some of the specific tasks the Advisory Council members will assist with are as follows:

  1. Advise on vision and mission for the project, including the distinctions between the needs of UW–Madison and the balance of UW System;
  2. Act as representative of, and liaison to, their respective stakeholder groups;
  3. Advocate for the project with all stakeholders;
  4. Endorse the business case for the project;
  5. Advocate for resources;
  6. Advise on the development of the request for proposal for an external organization to assist with the study;
  7. Participate in meetings of the Advisory Council;
  8. Review status and provide advice to help the study progresses; and
  9. Advise and support the study project team.

Executive Sponsors

  • Raymond Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System
  • Rebecca Blank, Chancellor, UW–Madison
  • Laurent Heller, Vice Chancellor, Finance and Administration, UW–Madison
  • Robert Cramer, Vice President, Administration, UW System Administration

Advisory Council Co-Chairs

  • Mark Mone, Chancellor, UW–Milwaukee
  • Sarah Mangelsdorf, Provost, UW–Madison

Planning Team

  • Shenita Brokenburr, Sr. Associate Vice President, Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity, and UW Service Center
  • Wayne Guthrie, Chief Human Resources Officer, Office of Human Resources, UW–Madison
  • Mark Walters, Sr. Director of Operations, Office of Human Resources, UW–Madison
  • Margo Lessard, Senior Special Assistant and Interim Director, Office of Human Resources and Workforce Diversity
  • David J. Miller, Director of Human Resources, UW–Eau Claire

Advisory Council Members

1 One Chancellor UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone
2 One Provost UW-Madison Provost Sarah Mangelsdorf
3 One Senior-Level Financial Executive
(e.g., CBO, Business Services)
UW–Madison Bethany Pluymers
Associate Dean for Administration
UW-Madison Law School
4 Two Faculty UW–Madison
Chair of the University Committee or designee
Susan E. Babcock
UW–Madison College of Engineering
5 UW System
Faculty Representatives Council Chair
Holly Hassel
UW Colleges
6 Two Academic Staff UW–Madison
Chair of Academic Staff Executive Committee or designee
Heather McFadden
Director, RCR Education
7 UW System
Academic Staff Representatives Council Chair
Jenny Resch
Director Outreach & Student Affairs
UW–Stevens Point
8 Two University Staff UW–Madison
Chair of University Staff Executive Committee or designee
Terry Fritter
ART Advanced
9 UW System
University Staff Representatives Council Chair
Denise Ehren
Program Associate
10 Two Limited Appointees UW–Madison
Chancellor Appointee
Derek Kindle
Director, Office of Student Financial Aid
11 UW System
President Appointee
Tammy McGuckin
Dean of Students