Leadership of UW Colleges and UW-Extension was consolidated under one chancellor and a centralized administrative staff in 2005, creating an organizational structure that’s unique among the nation’s major public institutions of higher education.

The result is a streamlined team of experienced leaders, advisors and administrators—led by Chancellor Cathy Sandeen—who guide and deliver an astounding variety of statewide University resources, more efficiently and effectively than ever before. From the deans and directors who oversee hundreds of UW-Extension programs to the Regional Executive Officers/Deans taking the lead on 14 UW Colleges campuses, our leaders are working together to strengthen Wisconsin communities and enterprises, and improve Wisconsin lives.

Learn more about the executives and educators who set our strategic goals and guide our daily operations: