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ACSSS staff make a 'W' with their hands after the Returning Student Awards Ceremony in 2018.

Adult Career and Special Student Services

Who We Are

Adult Career and Special Student Services (ACSSS) is your gateway to the many education paths and opportunities available to you at UW–Madison. We offer programs and services for returning adult, nontraditional and University Special students, and provide career services for UW–Madison employees.

Whether you’re beginning a new education journey or just need an answer to a question, we are here to help you confirm your next step.

Questions?

Martin Rouse, Associate Dean
608-263-6960 or 608-262-1156 (for questions about noncredit classes)
advising@dcs.wisc.edu

Who We Serve

ACSSS offers comprehensive assistance to returning adult and nontraditional degree students. We are the admissions, advising and academic dean’s office for 4,500 University Special students.

As the front office to UW–Madison Continuing Studies, we greet over 1,200 visitors each year and help them find the right person or program to serve their needs.

Our team

Zachary Benson

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Heather Blewett

Position title: Recruitment Campaign Manager

Jesus Cortez

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Heather Danielson

Position title: Enrollment Coach

Emma Lee Davis

Position title: Program Assistant Supervisor

Matthew Greenberg

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Mee Her

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Ace Hilliard

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Christine Inthachith

Position title: Director, International Noncredit programs

Beth Jaggers

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Josh Juedes

Position title: International Program Director

Moira Kelley

Position title: Educational Counselor

Rick Kempf

Position title: Admissions Support Associate

Sara Kluender

Position title: Director of Recruitment Strategies

Darren Martin

Position title: Enrollment Coach

April McHugh

Position title: Career & Educational Counselor

Stephanie Milkey

Position title: VISP Coordinator

Anne Niendorf

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Karen Ripley

Position title: Information Specialist

Martin Rouse

Position title: Associate Dean & Director

Autumn Sanchez

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Anna Seidel-Quast

Position title: Visiting International Student Program (VISP) Coordinator

Zufang Shan

Position title: Student Services Coordinator

Sarah Stilp

Position title: Assistant Dean, Admissions & Student Services

Patrick Walsh

Position title: Assistant Director of Recruitment Strategy

Jing Xu

Position title: China Coordinator