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 2018-19 Chair Representative
UW-Eau Claire Kelly Holzer
Kelly Holzer
UW-Extension Katy Sticha (Co-Chair)
Dan Wanish (Co-Chair)
Katy Sticha
UW-Green Bay Kim Mezger-Schultz (Acting Chair)
Teri Ternes
UW-La Crosse Becky Yoshizumi (Acting Chair)
Becky Yoshizumi
UW-Madison Terry Fritter
John Whitesel
Carol Pope
UW-Milwaukee Stan Yasaitis
Stephen Kennedy (Vice Chair)
Stan Yasaitis
UW-Oshkosh Ricky Johnson
Lisa Goetsch
Ricky Johnson
UW-Parkside Jenni Wagner (Co-Chair)
Ashfaq Yusuf (Co-Chair)
Jenni Wagner
Ashfaq Yusuf
UW-Platteville Ken Wiegman
Diana Blindert (Vice Chair)
Ken Wiegman
UW-River Falls Kathy Young
Kathy Young
UW-Stevens Point Nanci Simon
Lisa Nelson
Lisa Nelson
UW-Stout Bonni Falkner
Joshua Schram (Vice Chair)
Jason Jenson
UW-Superior Mark Graves
Mark Graves
UW System Administration Jeremy Johanski
Chandhu Suresh (Vice Chair)
Gareth Green
UW-Whitewater Julia Rowehl (Acting Chair)
Julia Rowehl