The board is convened by the Director and meets three times annually.
The term limit is two consecutive three-year terms. Several members will have unlimited terms: Tashia Morgridge, Mary Rouse (founding Director), the Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration, Dean of Students, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, and the Director of the Office of Community Relations.
Board members may be asked to join one or more subcommittees in addition to regular board meetings. Subcommittees will be decided on by the board in consultation with the Morgridge Center for Public Service staff.
Board of Advisors
Barry Burden: Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics
Barbara Duerst: Deputy Director, School of Medicine and Public Health
Brenda Gonzalez: Director of Community Relations
Christina Olstad: Dean of Students
Crystel Anders: Crystel Anders Consulting
Emiliana Alianza Lopez: UW-Madison Undergraduate Student & Newman Civic Fellow ’20
Karen Menendez-Coller: Executive Director, Centro Hispano
Laura Heisler: Director of Programming, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF)
Lew Friedland: Director for the Center of Communication and Democracy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Linda Vakunta: Deputy Mayor, City of Madison
Lori DiPrete Brown: Associate Director for Education and Engagement, Global Health Institute
Mary Rouse: Ex officio Board Member
Nasra Wehelie: Director of Development and Communications at Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin
Peng Her: CEO, Hmong Institute
Ruben Anthony: President & CEO, Urban League
Sherry Wagner-Henry: Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Steven Cramer: Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning
Tashia Morgridge: Ex Officio and Founder of the Morgridge Center for Public Service