Meet Our Leadership

Meet UW-Stout's senior leadership on the Chancellor's Cabinet, an extension of the Chancellor's Office.
In this Section

Patrick GuilfoilePatrick Guilfoile, Ph.D.,
Interim Chancellor

Chancellor's Office

After serving four years as provost, Patrick Guilfoile became interim chancellor on Aug. 19, 2019, and will serve until a new chancellor is selected by the UW Board of Regents and assumes office.

Patrick GuilfoileGlendali Rodriguez,
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor

Provost's Office

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.

Phil LyonsPhil Lyons,
Vice Chancellor for Administrative and Student Life Services

Administrative and Student Life Services

Lyons 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. He also leads the units of the Division of Administrative and Student Life Services.

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. He also serves as executive director of the Stout University Foundation and represents the university to alumni, parents and corporate constituencies.

Suzanne Traxler

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

Learning and Information Technology

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.

Meridith Drzakowski Meridith Wentz,
Assistant Chancellor

Planning, Assessment, Research and Quality

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.

Kristi KrimpelbeinKristi Krimpelbein,
Chief Human Resources Officer and Sr. Special Assistant

Human Resources

Krimpelbein provides leadership and administrative oversight for the Chancellor and Human Resources. Serves as the liaison to the Chancellor. Manages special projects and events.

Photo of Amy LuethmersAmy Luethmers,
Chief Marketing Officer

University Marketing

Luethmers 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. She also oversees the University Marketing team which develops and implements initiatives related to these strategies.

Doug MellDoug Mell,
Executive Director of University Communications and Federal Relations

University Communications

Mell directs University Communications, which provides information for the public on UW-Stout, Wisconsin’s Polytechnic University. He is responsible for liaison activities with the state Legislature, other state and local officials and the community.