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 (VCFA). This reporting structure reflects our commitment to – and support of – both the academic and the administrative units on campus. A number of our staff serve as internal UW-Madison consultants, providing expertise in several 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. 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.
In November 2018, the Project Portfolio Management Unit of our office was created, which is responsible for managing and supporting the transformative, strategic projects within the VCFA’s project portfolio.
TO REQUEST OUR CONSULTING SERVICES:
Contact Alyson Pohlman at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 262-6843.
FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT PROJECT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT:
Contact Tara Bachman at email@example.com or (608) 265-1466.
FOR OTHER INQUIRIES:
Contact Monica Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or (608) 265-5123.
Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives & Director, Office of Strategic Consulting
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.