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 2021-22 Chair Representative
UW-Eau Claire Nicole Owen
Kelly Holzer
UW-Green Bay Sue Machuca
Teri Ternes
Monika Pynaker (Alternate)
UW-La Crosse Becky Yoshizumi
Kathy Thoen
UW-Madison Terry Fritter
Tammy Herbst-Koel
Carol Pope
UW-Milwaukee Stan Yasaitis
Jenny Peshut (Vice Chair)
Stan Yasaitis
UW-Oshkosh Linda Koon
Linda Koon
UW-Parkside Sherry Craig (Co-Chair)
Julie Lee (Co-Chair)
Sherry Craig
Julie Lee
UW-Platteville Greg Bies
Josh Savoy (Vice Chair)
Carol Beals
UW-River Falls Jody Sather
Robert Rust
UW-Stevens Point Sierra Verbockel (Co-chair)
Lisa Nelson (Co-Chair)
Lisa Nelson
UW-Stout Bonnie Falkner (Interim Chair)
Jason Jenson (Interim Vice Chair)
Jason Jenson
UW-Superior Kathleen O’Flanagan
Jay Conley
UW System Administration Gareth Green
Jeremy Johanski (Vice Chair)
Steven Marshall
UW-Whitewater Jacqui Palcic
Jacqui Palcic

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