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 2022-23 Chair Representative
UW-Eau Claire Nicole Owen
Sally Eckwright
UW-Green Bay Lea Truttmann
Kim Mezger
UW-La Crosse Karen DeSchepper
Karen DeSchepper
UW-Madison Terry Fritter
Tammy Herbst-Koel
Carol Pope
UW-Milwaukee Gail Dukes
Anna Dempsey-Fischer (Vice Chair)
Gail Dukes
UW-Oshkosh Lauren Burgbacher
Lauren Burgbacher
UW-Parkside Sherry Craig (Co-Chair)
Carol Kinsley (Co-Chair)
Sherry Craig
Carol Kinsley
UW-Platteville Tim Zasada
Stephanie Young (Vice Chair)
Stephanie Young
UW-River Falls Jody Sather
Jody Sather
UW-Stevens Point Tammy Larson
Tammy Larson
UW-Stout Jamie Bowe (Chair)
Jason Jenson
UW-Superior Kathleen O’Flanagan
Kathleen O’Flanagan
UW System Administration Jennifer White (Chair)
Jeremy Johanski
UW-Whitewater Jacqui Palcic
Jacqui Palcic

2022-23 Meetings