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 2016-17 Chair Representative
UW Colleges Nica (Monica) Wilson
Lynnette Kopetsky
UW-Eau Claire Anita Spahn
Susan Ayres
UW-Extension James Wegener
Katy Sticha (Vice Chair)
James Wegener
UW-Green Bay Jan Snyder
Amanda Wildenberg (Vice Chair)
Ron Kottnitz
UW-La Crosse Mary Grattan
Brandon Harris (Vice Chair)
Brandon Harris
UW-Madison Jake Rebholz
Riley Garcia (Vice Chair)
Jake Rebholz
UW-Milwaukee Stan Yasaitis
Randy Trumbull-Holper (Vice Chair)
Stan Yasaitis
Randy Trumbull-Holper (Vice Chair)
UW-Oshkosh Marci Hoffman
Marci Hoffman
Sue Jaeke
UW-Parkside Cindy Sobczak (Co-Chair)
Jennifer Wagner (Co-Chair)
 Cindy Sobczak
UW-Platteville Ken Wiegman
Cinda Furry (Vice Chair)
Ken Wiegman
UW-River Falls Melissa Davis
Greg Elliott
Kathy Young
UW-Stevens Point Nanci Simon
Lisa Nelson
Nanci Simon
Lisa Nelson
UW-Stout Joshua Entzminger
Joshua Entzminger
UW-Superior Jay Conley (Co-Chair)
Mark Graves (Co-Chair)
Mark Graves
UW System Administration Kelly Campbell
Rose Stephenson (Vice Chair)
Scott Krause
UW-Whitewater Denise Ehren
Denise Ehren
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