University of Wisconsin–Madison

About Us

The Office of Strategic Consulting was formed by the merger of the Office of Quality Improvement and the Administrative Process Redesign office, which took effect August 1, 2017.

The Office of Strategic Consulting reports to the Provost’s Office, with additional accountability to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration. This reporting structure reflects our commitment to – and support of – both the academic and the administrative units on campus. We serve as internal UW-Madison consultants, providing expertise in a number of areas that help support and advance the mission, vision, and goals of the university as a whole, as well as those of its individual schools, colleges, and divisions. One of our own goals is to help facilitate alignment of the strategic priorities within the schools, colleges, and divisions with the university’s strategic priorities, as outlined in the Campus Strategic Framework 2015-2019.

We recognize the diverse needs of the different campus units we serve and do our best to address those needs in how we approach our work.

TO REQUEST OUR SERVICES:

Contact Alyson Pohlman at alyson.pohlman@wisc.edu or (608) 262-6843.

FOR OTHER INQUIRIES:

Contact Monica Wilson at monica.wilson@wisc.edu or (608) 265-5123.

Leadership

Jenny Faust

Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives & Director, Office of Strategic Consulting

jenny.faust@wisc.edu

(608) 262-6030

193 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Dr. Jenny Faust joined UW–Madison as a consultant in the former Office of Quality Improvement (OQI) in October 2016. Prior to that, she served as the assistant to the president for student success and director of the Office of the First-Year Experience at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Additionally, she was the associate vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Fullerton, where she was responsible for all aspects of faculty affairs and faculty development, as well as leadership development for department chairs. She also served as assistant vice president for academic personnel at California State University, Los Angeles. The common thread running through her career in higher education – from faculty member to academic administrator – is a commitment to faculty, staff, and student success in high-quality academic programs. Dr. Faust holds a Ph.D. in philosophy and has over 25 years of experience in higher education.

Staff

Tara Bachman

Project Portfolio Manager

tara.bachman@wisc.edu

(608) 265-1466

195 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Kathy Contezac

Communications Officer

kathy.contezac@wisc.edu

(608) 890-2374

302 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Elizabeth Fadell

Internal Consultant

fadell@wisc.edu

(608) 262-8518

302 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Stefanie Freyberger

Internal Consultant

stefanie.freyberger@wisc.edu

(608) 262-9994

192 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Jim Gray

Internal Consultant

james.gray@wisc.edu

(608) 265-5377

189 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Darin Harris

Internal Consultant

darin.harris@wisc.edu

(608) 262-1289

191 Bascom
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Bruce Harville

Internal Consultant

beharville@wisc.edu

(608) 262-9261

189 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Jeremy Kautza

Internal Consultant

jjkautza@wisc.edu

(608) 263-7276

302 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Abby King

Student Assistant

osc@mailplus.wisc.edu

(608) 265-5123

199 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Mari Ann Ménager

Internal Consultant

mariann.menager@wisc.edu

(608) 890-1863

195 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Charles Meyer

Internal Consultant

charles.meyer@wisc.edu

(608) 265-3539

194 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Elizabeth Paice

Internal Consultant

epaice@wisc.edu

(608) 263-3436

194 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Gerry Pelanek

Internal Consultant

gerry.pelanek@wisc.edu

(608) 265-8636

192 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, Wi 53706

Alyson Pohlman

Project and Fiscal Coordinator

alyson.pohlman@wisc.edu

(608) 262-6843

197 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Lori Scroggs

Internal Consultant

lori.scroggs@wisc.edu

(608) 265-3057

194 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Jim Thompson

Internal Consultant

jim.thompson@wisc.edu

(608) 265-9683

302 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Monica Wilson

Department Operations Officer

monica.wilson@wisc.edu

(608) 265-5123

199 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706