Our Institutions

Among our nation’s major public institutions of higher education, UW Colleges and UW-Extension are two of the only organizations of their kind to share a chancellor, centralized leadership team and administrative staff. The operational efficiencies provided by our unique structure provide significant cost savings.

But there are other important benefits as well. Working together has brought focus to our guiding principles and improved our strategies for achieving a healthy, vibrant Wisconsin with ready access to the university’s knowledge, resources and research.

UW Colleges

Serving more than 14,000 degree-seeking students and more nontraditional students than any other institution in the system, UW Colleges comprises four regions, each headed by a single Regional Executive Officer who guides the work of Associate Deans on each of our 14 campuses.

North Region

Keith Montgomery

  • UW-Barron County
  • UW-Marathon County
  • UW-Marshfield/Wood County
  • UW-Marinette

Northeast Region

Martin Rudd

  • UW-Fond du Lac
  • UW-Fox Valley
  • UW-Manitowoc

Southeast Region

Jackie Joseph-Silverstein

  • UW-Sheboygan
  • UW-Washington County
  • UW-Waukesha


Charles Clark

  • UW-Baraboo/Sauk County
  • UW-Richland
  • UW-Rock County


Mike Bartlett 

  • UW Colleges Online


Dedicated to improving lives and communities in Wisconsin through engaged education and research, UW-Extension comprises four divisions, each led by a Dean or Director.

Broadcasting and Media Innovations

Malcolm Brett

  • Instructional Communications Systems
  • Wisconsin Public Radio
  • Wisconsin Public Television

Continuing Education, Outreach and E-Learning

David Schejbal

  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
  • Independent Learning
  • School for Workers
  • UW Higher Education Location Program (HELP)
  • UW System eCampus

Cooperative Extension

Karl Martin

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Extension (ANRE)
  • Community, Natural Resource and Economic Development (CNRED)
  • Family Living Programs
  • 4-H and Youth Development
  • Leadership Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey

Business and Entrepreneurship

Mark Lange

  • Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network
  • Wisconsin Business AnswerLine
  • Wisconsin Innovation Service Center
  • Center for Technology Commercialization
  • Food Finance Institute
  • Center for Business Intelligence
  • Business Dynamics Research Consortium

See our statewide impact

Our institutions have helped hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites connect to new ideas, knowledgeable experts and their own neighbors. Explore our impact on this state’s people and communities in five key areas: