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 2017-18 Chair Representative
UW Colleges Nica (Monica) Wilson
Lynnette Kopetsky
UW-Eau Claire Jack Connell
Bill Hoepner
UW-Extension Katy Sticha (Co-Chair)
Dan Wanish (Co-Chair)
Katy Sticha
UW-Green Bay Jan Snyder
Amanda Wildenberg (Vice Chair)
Ron Kottnitz
UW-La Crosse Brandon Harris
Devyn Marazes (Vice Chair)
Devyn Marazes
UW-Madison Terry Fritter
Riley Garcia (Vice Chair)
Russell Kutz
UW-Milwaukee Stan Yasaitis
Stephen Kennedy (Vice Chair)
Stan Yasaitis
UW-Oshkosh Sue Jaeke
Sue Jaeke
Ricky Johnson
UW-Parkside Cindy Sobczak (Co-Chair)
Christine Flores (Co-Chair)
 Cindy Sobczak
UW-Platteville Carol Beals
Ken Wiegman (Vice Chair)
Ken Wiegman
UW-River Falls Kathy Young
Kathy Young
UW-Stevens Point Nanci Simon
Lisa Nelson
Nanci Simon
Lisa Nelson
UW-Stout Jason Jenson
Jason Jenson
UW-Superior Mark Graves
Mark Graves
UW System Administration Rose Stephenson
Jeremy Johanski (Vice Chair)
Dennis Rhodes
UW-Whitewater Denise Ehren
Denise Ehren
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