Annual Conference

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Gordon Dining & Event Center


$75 professionals / $35 student


  1. Lake & Johnson Ramp (UW Lot 46) – 301 N. Lake St.
  2. University Square Garage – 322 N. Lake St.
  3. State Street Campus Garage (City of Madison) – 400 N. Lake St.


Kristen Roman was appointed Chief of Police/Associate Vice Chancellor of the UW-Madison Police Department in January of 2017. She holds a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. While a student at UW-Madison, she was a member of the UW Volleyball team.

Prior to her appointment, Chief Roman served for 26 years with the City of Madison Police Department. During her tenure there she held a variety of positions including Police Officer, Recruiting Officer, Community Relations Sergeant, Professional Standards & Internal Affairs Lieutenant, Detective Lieutenant, Patrol Operations Lieutenant, Crisis Negotiation Team Commander, and Community Outreach Captain. In addition, she coordinated department Critical Incident Stress Management efforts and supervised the department’s Peer Support Program.

A defining feature of Chief Roman’s career is her extensive work in the area of improving police services to people with mental illness. She has conducted multiple local, statewide, and national trainings/presentations on the subject, is a past NAMI Dane County Board member and a current member of the Board of Directors for Journey Mental Health. Chief Roman is committed to collaborative approaches to ensuring safety and to the practice of always reaching higher.


Dr. Lori Reesor joined UW–Madison in 2018 as Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. She oversees a collection of student services that includes Recreational Sports, Student Life, University Health Services, and the Wisconsin Union. She also serves as an affiliate clinical professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis. Prior to UW–Madison, Reesor served as Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Indiana University, and Vice President for Student Affairs at the University of North Dakota. Reesor has over 30 years of experience in student affairs at large public institutions including the University of Kansas, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Wichita State University.

Vice Chancellor Reesor will be making remarks during lunch.


8:30am-9:00am | Check-In/Breakfast

9:00am – 9:50am | Welcome & Keynote (UWPD Chief of Police – Kristen Roman)

10:00am – 10:50am | Session Block I

11:00am – 11:50am | Session Block II

12:00pm – 1:20pm | Lunch (Remarks by Vice Chancellor Lori Reesor)

1:30pm – 2:20pm | Session Block III

2:30pm – 3:20pm | Session Block IV


Career Challenges of Gender & Sexual Identity Minority Student Affairs Professionals – Scott Seyforth

Assessment Strategies for Measuring Student Resilience – Argyle Wade & Ning Sun

Power Up! Your Productivity: Tips, Tricks, and Tools to Bring Technology into Your Workflows – Jonathan Henkel

Free Speech and Academic Freedom – Prof. Howard Schweber

Cutting Edge Program: An Inclusive College Program for Students with Disabilities – Marissa Blackmore, Nicole Roherty

Young Adults and Mental Health - Emily Vander Velden

Existing at the Intersection: Navigating Higher Education and Student Affairs as Queer and Trans Practitioners of Color - Caitlyn LoMonte, Arturo Diaz, Jelani Rivera, & Shaunda Brown

Protest vs. Disruption, and the Line Between – Kipp Cox

Green Offices 101 - Breana Nehls , Jason Gallup, & Ally Burg

Restorative Justice Practices in Student Conduct – Ryan Podolak & Erin Strange

Disability Potpourri - Ruben Mota & Heather Stelijes

Creating Inclusive Work Spaces - Suzanne Brandt & Gabrielle Murphy

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