The Office of the Vice President for Administration is responsible for the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the University of Wisconsin System institutions. It advises the Board of Regents, President of the UW System, and UW universities in formulating, interpreting, and implementing policies related to sound business operations, oversight, and strategic planning. It also provides leadership for systemwide projects to ensure highly functioning services consistent with best practices.
The Vice President supports the President of the UW System in developing recommendations to assist the Board of Regents in fulfilling its responsibilities to maintain and advance public trust and to engage university leadership in strategic planning and consensus-building regarding the development of infrastructure, facilities, and human capital.
Vice President for Administration
1756 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 262-4048
Fax: (608) 262-3985
About James Langdon
James Langdon joined the University of Wisconsin System as Interim Vice President for Administration in November 2020 and was named to the position on a permanent basis in August 2021. As UW System’s chief operating officer, he oversees facilities planning, information technology, human resources, and other areas. He works with chief business officers at all UW System institutions and serves as an advisor to the UW System President and the Board of Regents. Previously, he served as the Administrator for the Division of Enterprise Operations at the state Department of Administration (DOA), a position he began in July 2015. Langdon previously served as Administrator of the DOA Division of Administrative Services and Chief Operating Officer at the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). From 2001 to 2010, he managed the DOA Divisions of Intergovernmental Relations, Enterprise Operations and Energy Services. He served in several senior management and policy positions at WHEDA between 1989 and 2001.
Langdon earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse and a Certificate in Executive Leadership from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza School of Business.
Director, Administrative Policies, Projects, and Academic Fellowships
780 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53715
Telephone: (608) 262-8939
About Stefan Fletcher
Stefan Fletcher serves as Director, Administrative Policies, Projects, and Academic Fellowships. In this role Fletcher oversees UW System’s operational policy development and management processes, supervises the UW System Project Management Office that helps to coordinate several major systemwide initiatives, and fulfils other requests from UW System leadership. He is proud to work with a great team to support UW System’s strategic priorities.
Fletcher earned a Bachelor of Science degree in communication arts and sociology from UW-Superior (Go, Yellowjackets!). He also holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Michigan State University (MSU) and a Juris Doctorate from the MSU College of Law. As a British ex-pat, he still insists on calling soccer “football.”
Erin R. Hastey
Administrative Policies and Special Projects
780 Regent Street
Madison, WI 53715
Telephone: (608) 262-4318
Offers institutional partners guidance and expertise in capital planning, budgeting, and architectural/engineering services to assist them in developing and maintaining their biggest single physical investment – university facilities. This office also develops the Board of Regents biennial capital budget request.
Supports the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning mission of UW System. Also supports information technology systems and services for UW System Administration.
Provides strategic solutions for project management and systemwide initiatives.