About Us

Vision

UW-Madison will be a recognized leader, innovator, and contributor in improving the sustainability, resilience, livability, and general wellbeing of communities. Through education, outreach, technical assistance, and research that is grounded in the priorities of local governments, and through bridge-building engagement with policy initiatives, our efforts will have impacts locally and globally to improve the places and lives of people throughout Wisconsin and the world.

Advisory Board

Sarah Archibald

Associate Director, The Network, School of Education

Suman Banerjee

Professor, Computer Sciences

Lonnie Berger

Professor & Director, Institute for Research on Poverty

Tanya Buckingham

Creative Director, Cartography Lab, Department of Geography

Sal Carranza

Senior Policy Advisor, UW System

Mary Beth Collins

Executive Director, the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies, School of Human Ecology

Lori DiPrete Brown

Director, 4W Women and Wellbeing Initiative

Ken Genskow

Associate Professor, Planning & Landscape Architecture & UW-Extension

Asligül Göçmen

Associate Professor, Geography and Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Ceri Jenkins

Senior Associate, COWS

Sheri Johnson

Director, Population Health Institute

Jim LaGro

Professor, Planning & Landscape Architecture

Jonathan Patz

Professor & Director, Global Health Institute

Paul Robbins

Dean, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

Joel Rogers

Professor of Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, and Sociology & Director, COWS

Kristin Runge

Community Development Specialist, UW Extension

Earlise Ward

Faculty Director, Morgridge Center for Public Services

Brian Yandell

Professor, Statistics & Horticulture; Director, Biometry Program

Staff

Gavin Luter

Managing Director, UniverCity Alliance

Kelly C. Rupp

Program Manager, UniverCity Year