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
Crystel Anders: Executive Director, Community Share of Wisconsin
Ruben Anthony: President & CEO, Urban League
Lori DiPrete Brown: Associate Director for Education and Engagement, Global Health Institute
Barry Burden: Professor of Political Science, Director of the Elections Research Center, and the Lyons Family Chair in Electoral Politics
Jane Chesbro: Executive Vice President of Business Administration, TASC (Total Administrative Services Corporation)
Steven Cramer: Vice-Provost for Teaching and Learning
Barbara Duerst: Deputy Director, School of Medicine and Public Health
Lew Friedland: Director for the Center of Communication and Democracy, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Brenda Gonzalez: Director of Community Relations
Laura Heisler: Director of Programming for Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Peng Her: Assistant Director, Center for Resilient Cities
Emiliana Alianza Lopez: UW-Madison Undergraduate Student & Newman Civic Fellow ’20
Karen Menendez-Coller: Executive Director, Centro Hispano
Tashia Morgridge: Ex Officio and Founder of the Morgridge Center for Public Service
Christina Olstad: Dean of Students
Linn Posey-Maddox: Associate Professor of Educational Policy Studies, UW-Madison
Mary Rouse: Community Outreach Liaison and Ex officio Board Member
Linda Vakunta: Deputy Mayor, City of Madison
Sherry Wagner-Henry: Director, Bolz Center for Arts Administration
Nasra Wehelie: Cross-Cultural and Diversity Consultant