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Native American Student Success Coordinator
801 N 28th Street
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Superior, WI 54880
Telephone: (608) 262-5563
About Sasanehsaeh Jennings
Sasānēhsaeh Jennings joined the University of Wisconsin System as Native American Student Success Coordinator in July 2018. In this role, she serves as the principal resource for areas of strategic importance related to the educational success of Native American students within the UW System.
Sasānēhsaeh is an enrolled member of the Menominee Nation, growing up on the Menominee Indian Reservation of Wisconsin. She has worked in education for over 11 years both with college and high school students in a variety of areas at UW-Madison and the University of Minnesota. She began her career at UW-Madison where her work focused on multicultural students with the PEOPLE program and the Multicultural Student Center. She then moved to the University of Minnesota, where she served as the Transfer Coordinator and Academic Advisor for the College of Biological Sciences and most recently the Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusion for the College of Science and Engineering and Program Coordinator for the North Star STEM Alliance. As an educator and scholar-activist, Sasānēhsaeh continues to work to transform educational spaces to honor and reflect indigenous student and community experiences. She centers her community in all that she does and believes it is her responsibility to always work on their behalf.
Sasānēhsaeh earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership, Policy, and Development from the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota, and both her M.S. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis and B.A. in Sociology from UW-Madison.
1752 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 263-2571
Director for Economic and Employer Engagement
432 North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706
Telephone: (608) 263-3315
Helps entrepreneurs, businesses and economic development professionals throughout the state to achieve their goals by offering technical assistance and leveraging data.
Advances the UW System’s mission through business and economic-related stakeholder engagement.
Interacts with state and federal government legislators, agency and other government officials, third party advocates, and key stakeholders to keep them apprised of the UW System and Board of Regents’ legislative policy and funding priorities.
Assists in communicating the President’s vision for the University of Wisconsin System, serves as a primary point of contact for news reporters, manages the UW System’s Web presence and digital content, and produces a variety of print and online publications to serve both internal and external audiences.