Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

Alum Kristi Thorson helps provide resources critical for ensuring animal and human health and for educating veterinarians and scientists at the University of Wisconsin–Madison School of Veterinary Medicine.

Josh Todd (MPA ’02) celebrated six years as executive director of Campus Compact of Oregon, the largest nonprofit network of higher education in the state of Oregon. Before joining the organization, he was director of the Commission on Children, Families, and Community in Multnomah County, Oregon.

The 2018 Paul Offner Lecture will feature UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank discussing How Universities Can Lead in Addressing Inequality. The presentation is Friday, November 9 at the Urban Institute, 2100 M Street, NW, 5th floor, Washington, DC.

Allison Vaillancourt believes people should be treated well and that organizations should have healthy cultures — so much so that the Chronicle of Higher Education asked her to write a blog to share her perspectives. The 1990 alum provides strategic leadership in human capital and organizational culture at the University of Arizona, where she is vice president for the Division of Human Resources.

Professor David Weimer comments in the Chronicle of Higher Education on a federal proposal to rate university outcomes as a mechanism to increase graduation rates and slow the rising cost of tuition.

Upon his retirement this summer, professor John Witte will head to head for Astana and become dean of the new School for Humanities and Social Science at Nazarbayev University. UW-Madison recognized his teaching, research and service in April with the Hilldale Award.

The only commonality among Elizabeth "Buff" Wright's career job descriptions has been "other duties as assigned." Now assistant vice president and secretary to the board of trustees of Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences in Claremont, California, the 1981 La Follette alum is helping to establish a school of biopharmacy that will prepare pharmacists to work in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries as well as in modern pharmacy practice.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 11:45

Wright-Racette on Extension search committee

La Follette School staff member David Wright-Racette served on the search and screen committee for the next dean and director of UW–Madison’s Division of Extension. On April 28, UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced the hiring of Karl Martin, who joined Extension in 2014.

Mark Cassell, La Follette class of 1992, has published Mission Expansion in the Federal Home Loan Bank System.

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