Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Staff

Monday, February 21, 2022

Hildebrand retires, Weitkamp joins staff

After nearly six years with the La Follette School and a career spanning healthcare communications, technology, and newspaper reporting, Communications Director Lisa Hildebrand retired in December 2021.

Financial specialist Cindy Manthe retired after a nearly 11-year career at the La Follette School. Stepping into her shoes are payment coordinator Dan Woodbridge and funds manager Tracy Henning.

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Communications manager applicants sought

The La Follette School is seeking candidates for a communications manager. Applications are due Tuesday, Oct. 26.

Friday, September 17, 2021

Achievements featured in Highlights report

The 2020–2021 academic year gave the La Follette School many opportunities to celebrate, despite the many unprecedented challenges. The School welcomed 11 faculty members, honored 50 amazing master’s degree graduates, and grew its undergraduate course enrollment to more than 400 students.

Friday, August 13, 2021

Alumnus Running joins Staff

La Follette School alumnus Mitchell Running (MPA ’17, MPH ’18) returned to his alma mater in July as the School’s legislative liaison. Running will lead the Wisconsin Family Impact Seminars and the School’s other legislative outreach efforts.

Friday, July 23, 2021

Emma Wasserstrom

Administrative Assistant

La Follette School faculty and staff bid farewell this summer to their award-winning university services program associate Marjorie Matthews. Now greeting visitors and serving as the School’s administrative assistant is Emma Wasserstrom, who has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UW–Madison.

Wisconsin Sen. Mary Felzkowski and Rep. Shelia Stubbs, on behalf of members of the Wisconsin State Legislature, honored long-time La Follette School Senior Outreach Specialist Bridget Carr Pirsch during the Wisconsin Women in Government (WWIG) Scholarship and Recognition Gala in April.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

O'Connor marks 20 years serving students

Mo O’Connor, the La Follette School’s senior student services coordinator, celebrated 20 years of service to the University of Wisconsin–Madison in January. O’Connor has served as the La Follette School’s student services leader since June 2017.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Bazan, Shaffer join School staff

Ann Shaffer and Page Bazan have joined the La Follette School’s Outreach Team. They will play important roles in the School’s efforts to elevate its state and national prominence and reputation for policy research and engagement through the Kohl Initiative.

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