Board of Visitors

Student Affairs Board of Visitors photo taken in Sunset Lounge during Homecoming 2022The UW–Madison Student Affairs Board of Visitors is a select group of stakeholders with unique access to the vice chancellor for student affairs and her associate vice chancellors, directors, staff, and UW–Madison students. Board members both advise and partner with the vice chancellor. They provide knowledge, external perspective, and financial resources to advance the mission of Student Affairs.

Lynn Murphy Abbott

Credentials: BS 1990

Position title: Former President of Riversource Distributors, Ameriprise Financial

Nancy Ballsrud

Credentials: MBA 1975

Position title: Former Chair, Wisconsin Alumni Association Board of Directors

Sandra Began

Credentials: BS 1994

Position title: Writer, Speaker, and Mental Health Advocate

Iffat Bhuiyan

Credentials: BS 2018

Position title: Program Manager, EMERGE Fellowship

Alec Bukowiec

Credentials: BBA 2021

Position title: Enterprise General Business Leadership Program, Discover Financial Services

Jaimie Dockray, Vice Chair

Credentials: BA 1992

Position title: Attorney, Rich, Intelisano & Katz

Kramer Endres

Credentials: BBA 2017

Position title: Senior Actuarial Analyst, Homesite Insurance

Seamus Fitzgerald

Credentials: BS 2012

Position title: Associate Project Manager, OneEnergy Renewables

Omai Garner

Credentials: BS 2001

Position title: Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UCLA

Larry A. Ginsberg

Credentials: BA 1981

Position title: Founder/Partner of Los Angeles family law firm Harris-Ginsberg LLP

Brian M. Jenks

Credentials: BS 2005, JD 2009

Position title: Executive Director, U.S. Litigation Group, Morgan Stanley

Deshawn McKinney

Credentials: BA 2017

Position title: Director of Advancement Services, Bethune-Cookman University

Cindy Mori

Credentials: BA 1989

Position title: Vice President of Global Talent Management & Corporate Talent Development, The Oprah Winfrey Network

Katie Pulvino

Credentials: BBA 1984

Position title: Treasurer, PFHC, Inc.

Jeremy V. Richards

Position title: General Counsel, The Forest Road Company, LLC.

Emil Ray Sanchez

Credentials: BBA 1988

Position title: President, Raynor Door Authorities LP

Petra B. Schmidt

Credentials: BA 1988

Position title: Co-Head Financial Institutions Vertical, Enterprise Client Leader

Joe Sholler

Credentials: BA 1990

Position title: Executive Director, UBS Workplace Wealth Solutions

Scott Stoner

Credentials: BA 1977

Position title: Author, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, and Episcopal Minister

Jennifer Tong

Credentials: BA 1995

Position title: VP Product Design, Agron, Inc.

Lynn Watkins-Asiyanbi

Credentials: BS 1996, BA 1996

Position title: Chief Administrative & Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary, CECO Environmental Corp.

Eric M. Weingartner

Credentials: BA 1992

Position title: President, The Overbrook Foundation

Janell Wise, Chair

Credentials: BA 2006, JD 2009

Position title: Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, ViacomCBS Law Department