Meet Our Leadership

Meet UW-Stout's senior leadership on the Chancellor's Cabinet, an extension of the Chancellor's Office.
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Chancellor Katherine P. Frank

Katherine P. Frank

Chancellor's Office

Katherine P. Frank became the eighth chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Stout, after a distinguished career as an administrator and faculty member.

Photo of Willie JohnsonWillie Johnson,
Vice Chancellor for Advancement and Alumni Relations

University Advancement

The Vice Chancellor for University Advancement is responsible for oversight of the University’s fundraising and alumni programs, and for representing those to the university's senior administration. Willie Johnson also serves as executive director of the Stout University Foundation and represents the university to alumni, parents and corporate constituencies.

Laura KingLaura King,
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives

Laura King provides leadership and strategic direction for the Enrollment and Strategic Initiatives division that is responsible for all aspects of university enrollment management. The division includes Admissions, the Advisement Center, Student Financial Aid Services, Registration and Records, Stout Online, Professional Education, and Continuing Education.

Kristi KrimpelbeinKristi Krimpelbein,
Chief of Staff

Human Resources

As the principal aide to the Chancellor, Kristi coordinates all Chancellor’s office operations and activities in support of institutional priorities. Kristi advises the Chancellor on policy, procedural, and operational issues of the university. Kristi is also responsible for records requests, and liaison activities with the state legislature, state and local officials, and the community.

Headshot Duey NaatzDuey Naatz,
Athletic Director


Duey Naatz is responsible for all aspects of the athletic department.  Duey reports directly to the Chancellor.

Photo of Glendali RodriguezGlendali Rodriguez,
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor

Provost's Office

Glendali Rodriguez works with the deans, department chairs, directors and the Division of Academic Affairs to ensure the best possible environment for teaching and learning, scholarship, research, creative activities, and student services. The Provost's Office, working with the deans, department chairs, directors and others, has oversight of the Division of Academic Affairs.

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Kim Schulte-Shoberg,
Interim Vice Chancellor for Business, Finance, and Administrative Services

Business, Finance, and Administrative Services

Kim Schulte-Shoberg serves as UW-Stout’s chief business officer, overseeing the university’s budget, advising the chancellor on financial management, and working with faculty, staff, students and community members to accomplish university initiatives.

Headshot Gary SchusterGary Schuster,
Interim Director

Marketing Communications

Gary Schuster is responsible for implementing an integrated marketing strategy to enhance the university's brand presence, meet identified goals and foster relationships with prospective students, their families, the extended UW-Stout community and our industry partners. He also oversees the Marketing Communications team which develops and implements initiatives related to these strategies.

Sandra ScottSandra Scott,
Dean of Students

Dean of Students

Sandra Scott provides leadership and administrative oversight as the Dean of Students and for the Student Life and Services unit. Scott reports directly to the Chancellor and manages special projects.

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Sue Traxler,
Assistant Chancellor for Learning and Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Learning and Information Technology

Sue Traxler is responsible for Learning and Information Technology (LIT) a support organization dedicated to providing efficient and effective state-of-the-art learning and information technology solutions and services to students, faculty, and staff for instruction, administration, and public service in support of the University's mission.

Photo of Meridith WentzMeridith Wentz,
Assistant Chancellor

Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

Meridith Wentz is responsible for the University's strategic planning process, policies, accreditation and assessment. She is the director of Institutional Research and the Applied Research Center.