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.

Sandie Brick-Margelofsky

Credentials: M.S.E (she/her)

Position title: Managing Director of Student Affairs Advancement


Phone: (608) 265-6993

Sandie is the Managing Director of Student Affairs Advancement. She has BS in Human Services and MSE’s in College Student Development, Agency Counseling and Guidance Counseling. She created the Veterans Center and Center for Gender…

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: Alumni Relations 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…

Kate Schnurr

Credentials: M.Ed (she/her)

Position title: Alumni Relations Director


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 Alumni Association & Foundation 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…

Frances Steiner

Credentials: (she/her)

Position title: Director of Development


Phone: (608) 308-5232

Frances works directly with alumni and friends of UW-Madison who want to make a positive impact on campus through their philanthropy