Staff

Rolf Wegenke

Rolf Wegenke, Ph.D.

President
Phone Number
608.204.5222

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
Phone Number
608.204.5231

Ms. DeVoe is responsible for the support for the Collaborative Services Team, the billing function for the WBC, and is instrumental in facilitating communication among the members.

Kathy Dutter

Director of Member Services
Phone Number
608.204.5232

Ms. Dutter is responsible for facilitating member college and university participation in the 40+ collaborative, cost-saving initiatives organized by WAICU and for responding to issues arising with regard to those services.

Erin Engsberg

Assistant to the President
Phone Number
608.204.5222

Ms. Engsberg provides administrative support to Dr. Wegenke in his leadership role at WAICU and in his service on various boards, councils and committees. She also takes minutes for the WAICU board and executive committee.

Gary Evenson

Director of Research and Analysis
Phone Number
608.204.5243

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

Comptroller
Phone Number
608.204.5245

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

Sarah Hurliman

Assistant to the WAICU Collaborative Services Team
Phone Number
608.204.5246

Ms. Hurliman is responsible for the administrative support for the Collaborative Services team.

Cassandra Krause

Director of Communications and Marketing
Phone Number
608.204.5225

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
Phone Number
608.204.5234

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
Phone Number
608.204.5230

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. 

Cindy Monroe

Assistant to the Educational Services Team
Phone Number
608.204.5238

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

Rod Opsal

Senior Vice President for Collaborative Services
Phone Number
608.204.5226

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.

Christy Rothgeb

Research Assistant
Phone Number
608.204.5224

Ms. Rothgeb supports 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.

Bill Schultz

Executive Director of WAICU Educational Technology Consortium
Phone Number
608.204.5236

Mr. Schultz oversees WAICU ETC, a consortium among WAICU members for a common administrative system.

Liza Simon

Senior Vice President for Finance and Operations
Phone Number
608.204.5229

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
Phone Number
608.204.5221

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.

Carrie Stahl

Director of Outreach
Phone Number
608.204.5237

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

Mary Statz

Executive Director of the WAICU Benefits Consortium (WBC)
Phone Number
608.204.5228

Ms. Statz oversees the WBC, a jointly administered health plan for the faculty and staff of participating WAICU member colleges and universities.