Rolf Wegenke

Rolf Wegenke, Ph.D.

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Rolf Wegenke is president and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU), of the WAICU Benefits Consortium (WBC) and the WAICU Educational Technology Consortium (WAICU ETC).

Dr. Wegenke's full biography can be found by following the link above.

Torrie DeVoe

Member Services Coordinator
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Ms. DeVoe is responsible for the administrative support for the Collaborative Services Team, the billing function for the WBC, and is instrumental in facilitating communication among the members and coordinating the meetings and conference calls of WBC and WAICU ETC.

Kathy Dutter

Assistant to the President
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Ms. Dutter provides administrative support to Dr. Wegenke in his leadership role at WAICU and in his service on 16 boards, councils and committees. She also takes minutes for the WAICU, WBC, and WAICU ETC boards and facilitates the production of various WAICU publications.

Gary Evenson

Director of Research and Analysis
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Mr. Evenson coordinates the collection and provision of data for various mandated and voluntary surveys, and conducts research and analysis in support of WAICU’s policies and programs.

Julie Foskett

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Ms. Foskett handles accounting and reporting for WAICU, WBC and WAICU ETC.

Jennifer Haro

Director of Member Technology Services; Executive Director of the WAICU Educational Technology Consortium (ETC)
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Ms. Haro works with WAICU members and other constituents on WAICU’s information technology cost-saving collaborations.  In addition, Ms. Haro oversees the WAICU Educational Technology Consortium (WAICU ETC), in which WAICU members join together to purchase, train, implement, and operate a common student information system.

Sarah Hinkley

Assistant to the WAICU Collaborative Services Team
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Ms. Hinkley is responsible for the administrative support for the Collaborative Services team.

Cassandra Krause

Director of Communications and Marketing
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Ms. Krause is the media relations contact and editor for WAICU publications. She also facilitates communications with WAICU members on public relations/marketing.

Rebecca Larson

Senior Vice President for Advocacy
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Ms. Larson represents WAICU and its member colleges and universities to state and federal legislators and executive agencies.

Suzanne Lidtke

Vice President for Member Services
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Ms. Lidtke works with WAICU members and other constituents on WAICU's cost-saving collaborations, including the facilitation of participation; implementation and integration of WAICU programs on campus; and monitoring those programs for continuous improvement. 

Jim Malicki

Executive Director of the WAICU Benefits Consortium (WBC)
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Mr. Malicki oversees the WBC, a jointly administered health plan for the faculty and staff of participating WAICU member colleges and universities.

Cindy Monroe

Assistant to the Educational Services Team
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Ms. Monroe is responsible for the administrative support for the Educational Services team.

Rod Opsal

Senior Vice President for Collaborative Services
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Mr. Opsal directs the activities of the WAICU Collaboration Project, which focuses on helping members control their costs through collaboration on back-office administrative functions and purchasing. He is also COO of the WBC and the WAICU ETC.

Carrie Otto

Director of Outreach
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Ms. Otto coordinates WAICU’s outreach activities with school counselors and student access groups. She also coordinates the WAICU nonprofit internship program.

Liza Simon

Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations
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Ms. Simon is responsible for strategic financing, accounting, purchasing, investment, budgeting, accountability reporting, human resources, contract managment, technology, facilities and administrative support staff within the WAICU office.  

Christine Smith

Operations Assistant
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Ms. Smith handles event registrations, administers the WAICU directory and all listservs, performs receptionist duties, assists in general office operations, and provides back-up to other support staff.

Carole Trone, Ph.D.

Senior Vice President for Educational Services
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Dr. Trone directs the activities of the Educational Services Team, including student access, research, public relations/marketing, communications and publications, and scholarships and internships.