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Academic Affairs & Programming

Who We Are

Our team helps academic departments explore options for serving nontraditional audiences. We are available to assist faculty and staff in the creation of accessible, high-quality post-baccalaureate degrees and certificates, to develop new approaches to delivery methods, and to help set the university on the path to greater investment in the teaching mission.


Alissa Oleck, Associate Dean

What We Do

  • Academic planning
  • Project management
  • Financial and budget planning
  • Market research and analysis
  • Marketing strategy
  • Recruitment
  • Adult and Special Student services
  • Online course development
  • Assessment and evaluation planning

Our team

Carrie Backman

Position title: Summer Music Clinic Program Manager & Badger Precollege Advising Specialist

Sara Bembenek-Saborio

Position title: International Education Coordinator

Taryn Conaway

Position title: Project Program Manager

Katie Effertz

Position title: Associate Director of Operations and Residential Programs

Mee Her

Position title: Assistant Director International Student Programs

Keri Johnson

Position title: Assistant Dean and Director

Payton Jones

Position title: Summer Special Project Coordinator

Steve Larsen

Position title: Assistant Media Specialist

Aphra Mednick

Position title: Associate Dean

Kim Nawyn

Position title: Director of the Office of Youth Protection

Jackie Nevarez

Position title: Project Coordinator

Lauren Oldenburg

Position title: Precollege Commuter Program Specialist

Alissa Oleck

Position title: Assistant Dean for Professional Degrees & Certificates

Christopher Pevey Harry

Position title: Assistant Dean

Danny Puser

Position title: Badger Precollege Project Coordinator

Ashley Rose

Position title: Youth Protection Specialist

Kate Ryan

Position title: Badger Precollege Program Coordinator

Olha Skyba

Position title: Associate Director of Academics and Development

Sarah Sobek Ozburn

Position title: Project & Data Manager

Tracy Spraetz

Position title: Summer Program Coordinator

William Tishler

Position title: Media Specialist

Yu-Li Wang

Position title: Project Coordinator

Jamison Wendlandt

Position title: Badger Precollege Program Coordinator

Jing Xu

Position title: Assistant Director, International Students