Administrative Council

The Administrative Council is a leadership and advisory committee, chaired by the dean and composed of senior administrative staff, the heads of departments and units, and representatives of the academic ​and university staff.

Committee meetings provide an opportunity for exchange across units and a forum for discussions of campus and Schoolwide issues and policies, strategic plans, and priorities among the leaders of the School. The Administrative Council provides a forum for sharing across units and inducting new leadership into the broader School of Education.

Roster for the 2021–2022 academic year

  • Diana Hess, Dean (Chair)
  • Betsy Burns
    (UW Foundation)
  • Percival Matthews
    (Interim Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion)
  • Andrea Harris
    (Chair of Dance Department)
  • Andrea Mason
    (Chair of Kinesiology Department)
  • Barb Gerloff
    (Assistant Dean)
  • Tim Boals (WIDA)
  • Kristen Hendrickson
    (CFO)
  • Faisal Abdu’allah
    (Associate Dean of the Arts)
  • Lindsey Honeyager
    (Assistant Dean of Facilities)
  • Tessa Michaelson Schmidt
    (CCBC)
  • Marianne Spoon
    (Associate Dean of Communications and Advancement)
  • Aydin Bal (Interim Director, GEC) – Fall Semester
  • Li-Ching Ho (Director, GEC) – Spring Semester
  • Gary Diffee
    (Associate Dean for Health)
  • Sara Alva Lizarraga
    (Policy and Planning Analyst)
  • AJ Welton
    (Chair of ELPA)
  • Adam Nelson
    (Senior Associate Dean)
  • Lesley Bartlett
    (Chair of EPS)
  • Christina Klawitter
    (Associate Dean of Academic Services)
  • Anna Lewis
    (Director of Academic Technology and Libraries)
  • Lisa Jansen (IT Director)
  • Kate Corby
    (Chair of Theatre and Drama)
  • Stacey Lee
    (Associate Dean for Education)
  • Matt Messinger
    (WCEPS)
  • Paula Panczenko
    (Tandem Press)
  • Steve Quintana (Chair of CP)
  • Lisa Barker (Director, PLACE)
  • Kevin Hage (Administrative Assistant, Notetaker)
  • Francesca Rodriquez
    (Strategic Program Coordinator)
  • Derrick Buisch
    (Chair of Art Department)
  • Erica Halverson
    (Chair of C&I Department)
  • Jen Schoepke
    (Forward Madison)
  • Courtney Bell (Director of WCER)
  • Cigdem Unal
    (OCCFR)
  • Earlise Ward
    (Morgridge Center)
  • Jamie Macias
    (Career Center)
  • Kimber Wilkerson
    (Teacher Education Center)
  • Jim Wollack
    (Testing and Evaluation, Chair of Ed Psych)
  • Chris Walker
    (Director of the Division of Arts)
  • Cindy Waldeck (Academic Planner)
  • Dorothy Farrar-Edwards (Associate Dean for Research)
  • Lisa Sigurslid (CASI Representative)

Meeting Materials

2021-2022 academic year

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May 18

March 30

January 19

November 17

September 15

2020-2021 academic year

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May 19

March 17

January 20

November 18

2019–2020 academic year

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May 20

March 25

Meeting cancelled.

January 15

Meeting cancelled.

October 16

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Wednesday, October 16, 2019

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

 Administrative Council

 8:30-9:00         Breakfast and networking

9:00-9:15         Introduction of New Faculty
-Beth Fields

9:15-10:00        School of Education Goals for 2019-2020

September 25

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Wednesday, ​September 25, 2019

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

 Administrative Council

 8:30-9:00         Breakfast

9:00-10:00         Introductions of New Faculty
– ​Darcy Padilla
– Duane Lee Holland Jr.
– ​Chris Kirchgasler
– ​Katie Kirchgasler
– ​Diego Roman
– Mollie McQuillan
– Diana Rodriguez-Gomez
– Beverly Trezek
– Luis Columna

2018–2019 academic year

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May 15

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Wednesday, ​May 15, 2019

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

  • Breakfast and Networking
  • UW System Reference Check Policy (Gautam Jayanthi)
  • Financial Health of the School (Diana Hess)​

April 17

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Wednesday, April 17, 2019

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

  • Breakfast and networking
  • Introductions and announcements
  • Data Digest

February 21

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Thursday, February 21, 2019

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

  • Update from Dean Hess
  • Introductions
  • Interactive Session on Professional Learning
  • Grand Challenges
  • Update on Associate Dean for Diversity Search

November 21

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Wednesday,​ November 21, 2018

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m

October 17

TO:  Members of the ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL

FROM:  Diana Hess, Dean

SUBJECT:  Agenda for meeting on Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LOCATION:  Wisconsin Idea Room / 159 Education Building, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

  • New Faculty & Staff Introductions
  • Office of Research Policy and Integrity: Outside Activity Reports
  • The State of the School

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