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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 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
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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
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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
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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.

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.

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.

Christy Rothgeb

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

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 management, 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.

Carrie Stahl

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