Argyle Wade

Credentials: PhD (he/him)

Position title: Chief of Staff


Phone: (608) 890-0341

189 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Student Affairs Chief of Staff - Argyle Wade

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In 2007, Argyle joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the associate dean of students. He was appointed as interim dean of students in 2018 and then the Chief of Staff for the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs in 2019.

In his role as Chief of Staff Argyle oversees the centralized Student Affairs services around administration, communications, assessment, human resources, and budget. He is the primary point person for developing and tracking the Student Affairs strategic plan and master space plan. Argyle serves as an entry point and liaison for Student Affairs with internal and external stakeholders.

Over his higher education career, Argyle Wade has focused on assisting students and staff discern their purpose and develop their skills. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration from Saint Louis University, a Master of Science degree in College Student Personnel from Emporia State University and a Psychology degree from Truman State University.

Outside of work Argyle is a husband, father of two children, a volunteer firefighter, and the Commissioner of his neighborhood fantasy football team. He is a fan of Greg McKeown’s Essentialism philosophy, productivity hacks, golf, Supreme Court oral arguments, and dogs. His favorite band is the Bleachers and he also loves old school hip-hop.