Meet the Advancement Team

Student Affairs Advancement (SAA) works to enrich a Badger’s experience both inside and outside the classroom.  While there are many specific needs throughout the university, SAA is mainly focused in providing support for:

  • Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice Initiatives
  • Mental Health and Well-Being Initiatives
  • Global Action Initiatives
  • Student Advocacy and Leadership Initiatives

The Student Affairs Advancement Team is partnering with alumni, donors and friends to create life changing and supportive opportunities for our students.

Mark Guthier

Credentials: JD (he/him)

Position title: Associate Vice Chancellor and Executive Director of Wisconsin Union


Phone: (608) 263-4463

Mark Guthier is Associate Vice Chancellor and Director of the Wisconsin Union at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Kristen Beckett

Credentials: B.S. Consumer Science

Position title: Annual Giving Manager


Phone: (608) 262-7260

Kristen Beckett is a class of 2009 alumna, but being born and raised in Madison has considered herself a Badger her whole life.  Kristen has spent most of her career working in non-profits and loves…

Dan Koehn

Credentials: D.M.A. (he/him)

Position title: Advancement Director


Phone: (608) 890-1997

Dan received both his undergrad and doctoral degree from UW-Madison as an Opera singer. While in the School of Music at UW, a large part of his work included fundraising. He worked with nonprofits outside…

Jennee Schansberg

Credentials: M.S. in Administrative Leadership

Position title: Development Specialist - Parent and Family Engagement


Phone: (608) 262-4707

Jennee Schansberg is the Development Specialist for Parent and Family Engagement at University of Wisconsin-Madison and has been in her role since November 2022. She joined the Advancement team after having previously worked over a…

Kate Schnurr

Credentials: M.Ed (she/her)

Position title: Development Specialist for Health & Wellbeing


Phone: (608) 890-2057

Kate is a Class of 2015 alumna and proud Badger. After graduation, she taught as a classroom teacher while pursuing her Masters degree in Education. Passionate about higher education, she made her way back to…

Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association Staff

Kelly DeHaven

Credentials: (she/her)

Position title: Senior Director of Development


Phone: (608) 316-5835

As Senior Director of Development, Kelly works with leadership across Student Affairs on fundraising priorities and developing strategies for major gifts to support the student experience on campus. After graduating from UW-Madison, she was involved…