The UWM at Waukesha Foundation's mission is to partner with the University of Wisconsin‐Milwaukee at Waukesha in order to promote its programs, support its students, and advance the development of the campus.

Executive Director

Deb Running
(262) 521-5570 Direct Line
(262) 521-5571 Main Office
UWM at Waukesha Foundation
1500 N. University Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188

Board of Directors


  • William J. Domina, JD, President
  • Alex Lackore, President-Elect
  • Ashley Calvin, Secretary
  • Richard Abbott, Treasurer


  • Brian Cooley
  • Mike Hoeft
  • Alex Lackore, CPA
  • Russ Launder
  • Sarah Lockwood (UW-Waukesha 2000-2002)
  • Margaret Millspaw (UW-Waukesha 2000-2004)
  • Stephanie Pallister (UW-Waukesha 2009-2011)
  • Debra Ponath 
  • Sarah Ponath 
Ex Officio & Staff
  • Dean Kowalski, Professor of Philosophy & Campus Rep. 
  • Stephen Schmid, Interim Dean, College of General Studies
  • Debra Running, Executive Director
  • Candace Decker, Office Manager

Emeritus Board Members

  • Bonnie Birk, PhD
  • E.A. “Dub” Brown
  • Marilyn Lindemeyer (UW-Waukesha 1978-1980)
  • Richard Mundell (UW-Waukesha 1978-80)
  • Laraine O'Brien 
  • Jeri Sass
  • Brad D. Schimel (UW-Waukesha 1983-1985)
  • Lillie Wilson


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