University Relations


Mailing address:
1700 Van Hise Hall
1220 Linden Drive
Madison, WI  53706

Tel: 608-263-5512
Toll-free: 800-442-6461
Fax: 608-262-3985


  • James Villa
    Vice President for University Relations
    1760 Van Hise Hall
  • Provide overall team leadership
  • Advise the President and other UW System officials

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  • Kris Andrews
    Associate Vice President for Federal and Corporate Relations
    1764 Van Hise Hall
  • Oversee UW System’s federal and corporate relations
  • Liaison to federal delegation and UW System grant administrators

  • Amanda Berry
    Digital Content Manager
    1740 Van Hise Hall
  • Manage overall digital content and strategy
  • Web team supervisor

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  • David Brukardt
    Associate Vice President for Economic Development
    1660 Van Hise Hall
  • Strengthen relationships between university system and businesses statewide
  • Partner between UW System and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

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  • John N. Diamond
    Interim Associate Vice President for External Relations and Strategic Communications
    1762 Van Hise Hall
  • Supervise a team broadly responsible for the UW System’s external and internal communications
  • Assist in coordinating strategic communications involving all of the UW System institutions

  • James Hughes
    Principal Web Systems Engineer
    780 Regent St., Suite 246
  • Lead developement of web systems and applications
  • Lead systems analyst and architect

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  • Heather LaRoi
    Strategic Communications Manager
    1748 Van Hise Hall
  • External communications
  • Media relations

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  • Jennifer Moore
    Web Writer/Editor
    1744 Van Hise Hall
  • Communications, web, and publication support
  • Editor for staff and systemwide newsletters
  • Internal communications

  • Monica Rice
    Program Assistant-Confidential
    1700 Van Hise Hall
  • Administrative support for Economic Development, Federal and Corporate Relations
  • Administrative support for University Relations office
  • Back-up support to Office of the President

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  • Karin Wrzesinski
    Web Graphic Designer
    780 Regent St., Suite 246
  • Website design and maintenance
  • Department web support and training