On December 12, 2012, the Board of Regents adopted Regent Policy Document 20-20, under which effective July 1, 2013, university staff may participate in institutional governance.

The Board policy states:

This policy enables active participation in the immediate decision-making and policy development of the institution. Active participation in governance for University Staff under this policy is not collective bargaining and will not result in a labor agreement or contract. University Staff may make recommendations, consider proposals, and raise concerns to institutional leadership.

The Board policy also provides that University Staff shall have the right to structure themselves in a manner that they determine, and to select their representatives to participate in institutional governance.

The University of Wisconsin System has a longstanding tradition of shared decision making with the faculty, academic staff, and students. The adoption of Regent Policy Document 20-20 is consistent with the principle that classified staff should have a voice in the development of the policies and procedures that directly affect their work lives.


Click an institution name to view its university staff shared governance group’s website.
Institution 2020-21 Chair Representative
UW-Eau Claire Kelly Holzer
Kelly Holzer
UW-Green Bay Kim Mezger-Schultz
Teri Ternes
UW-La Crosse Becky Yoshizumi
Britney Heineman
UW-Madison Terry Fritter
Russell T. Kutz
Carol Pope
UW-Milwaukee Stan Yasaitis
Jenny Peshut (Vice Chair)
Stan Yasaitis
UW-Oshkosh Lisa Goetsch
Lisa Goetsch
UW-Parkside Amy Chostner (Co-Chair)
Ashfaq Yusuf (Co-Chair)
Amy Chostner
Ashfaq Yusuf
UW-Platteville Greg Bies
Josh Savoy (Vice Chair)
Carol Beals
UW-River Falls Robert Rust
Robert Rust
UW-Stevens Point Shelly Janowski (Co-chair)
Lisa Nelson (Co-Chair)
Lisa Nelson
UW-Stout Bonnie Falkner (Interim Chair)
Jason Jenson (Interim Vice Chair)
Jason Jenson
UW-Superior Jay Conley
Jay Conley
UW System Administration Chandhu Suresh
Gareth Green (Vice Chair)
Jeremy Johanski
UW-Whitewater Julia Rowehl
Julia Rowehl

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