The restructuring Steering Committee helps oversee the planning and implementation of the project. It is comprised of representatives from UW System Administration, UW Colleges and UW-Extension, and each of the other UW institutions. There will also be regional restructuring teams chosen by the chancellor of the four-year or research institution.  Shared governance groups are integral to this process, and the Steering Committee includes faculty, staff, and student representatives from each governance group who attend meetings as part of the planning and implementation process.

Committee Members

Organization/Region Represented Name Title Contact Email
UW System Administration Robert G. Cramer Vice President for Administration (Chair)
UW System Administration James P. Henderson Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs*
*Lead of team joining UWEX Divisions of Business & Entrepreneurship; Broadcasting and Media Innovation; CEOEL; and UW Colleges Online with UWSA
UW System Administration Sean Nelson Vice President for Finance
UW Colleges & UW-Extension Cathy Sandeen Chancellor
UW Colleges & UW-Extension Aaron Brower Provost & Vice Chancellor, UW-Extension
UW Colleges & UW-Extension Karen Schmitt Provost & Vice Chancellor, UW Colleges
UW Colleges & UW-Extension Steve Wildeck Vice Chancellor for Administration & Finance
UW-La Crosse George Cravins Professor, Geography & Earth Science
UW-Parkside Gary Wood Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
UW–River Falls Dale Gallenberg Dean, College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences
UW-Stout Doug Mell Executive Director of University Communications
UW-Superior Gigi Koenig Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration
UW-Eau Claire

UW-Barron County

Patricia Kleine Provost & Vice Chancellor, UW-Eau Claire
UW- Green Bay


Clif Ganyard

ALT: Mat Dornbush

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, UW-Green Bay

Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Director of Graduate Studies, UW-Green Bay
UW – Platteville

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County

Joanne Wilson Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UW-Platteville

UW-Fond du
Lac UW-Fox Valley

Martin Rudd

ALT: Anne Milkovich

Regional Dean, UW Colleges

Assistant Chancellor & Chief Information Officer, UW-Oshkosh

UW-Madison Cooperative Extension Conference Centers Casey Nagy

ALT: Heidi Zoerb

Consultant, Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education, UW-Madison

Heidi Zoerb, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, UW-Madison

UW-Milwaukee UW-Washington County UW-Waukesha Ron Perez Dean, Jospeh J. Zilber School of Public Health, UW-Milwaukee
UW – Stevens Point UW-Marathon County UW-Marshfield/Wood County Greg Summers Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, UW-Stevens Point
UW-Whitewater UW-Rock County Susan Elrod Provost, UW-Whitewater
Faculty Governance Representative Holly Hassel Professor, UW-Marathon County
Academic Staff Governance Representative Stephen Beers Instructional Designer, UW-Extension
University Staff Governance Representative Jeremy Johanski IS Business Automation Analyst, UW System Administration
Student Governance Representative Nicholas Webber Vice President, Student Senate, UW-Eau Claire