About the Current WWHEL Board
WWHEL is governed by a Board of Directors made up of women leaders from all sectors of higher education. The board chooses the president and carries on the work of the association. The president serves a two year term, followed by a year as past president.
Each member of the Board of Directors serves a three year term and may serve up to two consecutive terms. Some of the duties of the board members include:
- Chairing and serving on committees for the WWHEL annual fall conference.
- Chairing and serving on committees for the WWHEL spring workshops.
- Chairing and serving on committees to update the WWHEL website.
- Securing institutional partners who assist WWHEL financially enabling WWHEL to carry out its objectives.
Wendy Weaver - President
Wendy A. Weaver, Ph.D., is the Dean for the School of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies at Mount Mary University. Prior to her current position, she taught English, receiving their Teaching Excellence Award. She also served as Director of the Honors Program and Chair of the English Department. Her areas of academic emphasis include memoir, Christianity in literature, and rhetoric and composition. Wendy oversees international studies, service learning, and Mount Mary’s first-year experience course, Leadership for Social Justice. Areas of focus include best practices in policies and procedures as well as faculty mentoring and recognition. Areas of passion encompass inclusive practices, promoting a just and welcoming environment for all Mount Mary community members, and fostering innovative pedagogy among Mount Mary faculty. She also spearheads many aspects of the University’s Creative Campus Initiative. In addition to serving as President of WWHEL, she also serves on the national Board of Directors for the American Conference of Academic Deans. Wendy earned her Ph.D. in English from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, focusing on poetry and autobiography and her M.A. in English from the University of Alaska—Anchorage, featuring genre studies. She received a well-rounded, liberal arts education, as well as a B.A. in English, from Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA.
Dean for Academic Affairs Mount Mary University
Missy Skurzewski-Servant - Vice President
Missy Skurzewski-Servant earned a BA in Exercise Science from Ripon College, an MS in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and a PhD in Leadership Studies from Marian University. Currently she is the Dean of the School of Business and Technology at Mid-State Technical College. She previously spent nine years as an administrator (Athletic Director 2006–2013; Associate Dean 2013–2015) and instructor (Adjunct 2006–2008; Assistant Professor 2008–2014; Associate Professor 2014–2015) at the University of Wisconsin-Sheboygan within the Health, Exercise Science, and Athletics Department of the UW Colleges. She also taught health and physical education summer courses for the UW–Sheboygan/UW–Oshkosh Collaborative Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Stephanie Sklba - Secretary
Stephanie was born and raised in Racine, WI. She graduated from UW-Parkside with a BA in Communication and holds an MA in Business Communication: Leadership and Influence. Stephanie is currently the Vice President for Community and Government Relations at Gateway Technical College where she has been employed for 20 years. In this position she is responsible for a variety of areas including the Gateway Technical College foundation, WGTD radio station, community engagement, public relations/marketing, government relations, sustainability and developing the “Gateway Experience” on the campuses.
Stephanie and her husband, Chris, own Art Metals Studio in downtown Racine and have been downtown business owners for the past 15 years.
Stephanie loves the communities in Southeastern Wisconsin and feels strongly about giving back whether that is serving on boards and advisory committees or mentoring youth and adults.
She has received the Outstanding Community Service award from Gateway Technical College, the Career and Technical Education Leader award from the Gateway Association of Career and Technical Education, UW-Parkside Distinguished Alumni Award, along with the Wisconsin Alumni Excellence award from DECA and has been recognized as a leader on the topic of women and leadership.
Moreen Carvan - First Treasurer
Marian University’s Director of Institutional Effectiveness. In her career in higher education, she has served on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, the University of Rhode Island, and Marian University of Wisconsin, and in the administration of the Ohio Department of Education and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
As Director, Moreen leads the work of institutional student learning outcome assessment, evaluation of institutional effectiveness, and accreditation. She works in collaboration with the faculty, staff, and students of Marian University to design and renew the systems that support this work. Evidence of the outcomes of this work drives Marian’s institutional learning and change.
Moreen’s areas of academic emphasis are middle and secondary science education, curriculum and instruction (including assessment), research design and methods, and leadership and change in higher education. Her passion is for working in community to create and sustain equitable higher education that serves a democratic society. To that end, she has presented on research, policy, and practice to the National Research Council, to the membership of multiple state, national and international organizations (e.g., the American Education Research Association, the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education, and the International Council for Education for Teaching, etc.). She currently serves as a Peer Reviewer and Substantive Change Team Chair for the Higher Learning Commission.
Moreen earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Cincinnati. She conducted award-winning research while completing her MS in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University, and learned to love the science and art of educating while completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Texas at El Paso.
Heddy Pahnke - Second Treasurer
Heddy Pahnke is an Associate Member to the WWHEL Board. Heddy is the Administrative Assistant to the Nursing Program at Moraine Park Technical College. In this role, Heddy supports the Associate Dean of Nursing to include the Associate Degree Nursing, Nursing Assistant and Surgical Technology programs. Heddy has been with MPTC since September of 2010 and has previous industry experiences in retail, manufacturing, and healthcare. As an alumna from Moraine Park Technical College, Heddy has her associate’s degree in the Administrative Assistant program. Beyond that, Heddy has a bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh in Organizational Administration and have her master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia Southern University in Orange Beach, AL. In addition, Heddy has completed the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institution (WLDI) certificate program in June 2014 and is an adjunct in the WTCS 106 Instructor of Office Systems/Technology area. Heddy values education and how education produces a viable workforce to support the needs of the future. Outside of campus life, Heddy is on the flyways soccer – North District Brownsville, WI Board of directors, is a soccer coach, and loves traveling.
Sheronda Glass - Board Member
Sheronda Glass is the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Human Resources and Employee Engagement at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. In her role as assistant vice chancellor, she is responsible for all human resources functions including, recruitment and on-boarding, total compensation, training and development, and employee engagement. She is a human resources executive with over 20 years of experience having worked in a variety of industries, including healthcare, consumer products/manufacturing, and most recently, K-12 education. She is a certified trainer/facilitator in the areas of conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, performance management, and cultural competency. She also teaches Improving Employee Performance,
Essential Skills for Project Management and Introduction to Human Resources Management. Sheronda received her master’s degree in Human Resources from Cardinal Stritch University and is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Organizational Management and Human Resources from Capella University. Her dissertation topic is “The Relationship between Emotional Intelligence
and Attitude towards Diversity: An Explanatory Study.”
Shelly Mondeik - Board Member
Dr. Shelly Mondeik joined Mid-State Technical College in June 2017 and serves as the college’s sixth president.
Prior to joining Mid-State, Dr. Mondeik served since 2010 as Vice President for Learning and Chief Academic Officer at Northcentral Technical College (NTC). She has both a Master’s Degree and a Bachelor’s Degree in Career & Technical Education from UW-Stout as well as an Associate’s Degree from NTC. She graduated with her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College in Madison.
In addition to her executive leadership role at Mid-State, Shelly also serves on the Wisconsin Technical College System Presidents Association Executive Committee, Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership Board of Directors and Wisconsin Rapids Noon Rotary Board of Directors.
Dr. Mondeik’s accolades include the Phi Theta Kappa Presidents Paragon Award, University of Wisconsin – Stout: School of Education Exemplary Service Award, Northcentral Technical College’s Distinguished Alumni Award and Northcentral Technical College’s Educational Excellence Award for Faculty.
Christine Zollicoffer - Board Member
Christine Zollicoffer, Director of Financial Aid has been employed with MATC for over 34 years.
She has an Associate in Arts from MATC; Bachelors in Criminal Justice, and an MBA both from Concordia University. She completed the Wisconsin Leadership Development Institute (WLDI) Foundation program in 2009 and the WLDI Advanced program in 2015.
Christine is a mentor and a strong supporter of women serving in leadership roles. She has mentored several women at MATC through the Smart Mentorship program.
Past Board Members
- Sona Andrews, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Ewa Barczyk, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Kimberly Barrett, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
- Theresa Barry – Carroll University
- Kaylen Betzig, Waukesha Technical College
- Maureen Bischof, UW – Madison
- Sidney Bremer, University of Wisconsin – Marinette
- Marcia Bromberg, University of Wisconsin System
- Susan Budjac, Mid-State Technical College
- Carol Sue Butts, University of Wisconsin – Platteville
- Rita Cheng, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
- Margaret Cleek, University of Wisconsin Colleges
- Christine Clements, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
- Carmen I. Coballes-Vega, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
- Jane Crisler, University of Wisconsin – Rock County
- Zohreh Emami, Alverno College
- Rose Ann Findlen, Madison Area Technical College
- Sandra Flake, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse
- Karen Friedlen, Mount Mary University
- Verna Fowler, College of the Menominee Nation
- Cynthia Graham, University of Wisconsin – Superior
- Suzanne Hagen, University of Wisconsin – River Falls
- Zina Haywood, Gateway Technical College
- Virginia Helm, UW – Stevens Point
- Martha Hemwall, Lawrence University
- Diane Hoadley, UW – Eau Claire
- Augusta Julian, Madison Area Technical College
- Gigi Koenig, University of Wisconsin Superior
- Andrea Kaminski, Women’s Philanthropic Institute
- Rosemary Keefe, University of Wisconsin – Superior
- Elizabeth King, St. Norbert College
- Karen Knox, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
- Ann Krause-Hanson, Mid-State Technical College
- Paula Langteau – UW – Marinette
- Vicki Lord Larson, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
- Yvonne Lumsden-Dill, Women’s Leadership Institute
- Carol Mishler, Fox Valley Technical College
- Maureen Mittocks Den Herder, UW – Platteville
- Dana Nelson, University of Wisconsin System
- Joan North, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point
- Kathleen O’Brien, Alverno College
- Patricia O’Donoghue, Mount Mary College
- Mary Oling-Sisay, St. Norbert College
- Carol Polis, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
- Donna Powless, College of the Menominee Nation
- Sister Joel Read, Alverno College
- Sue Reukauf, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
- Joanne Robis, UW Colleges
- Louise Root-Robbins, University of Wisconsin System
- Rebecca Sherrick, Carroll College
- Miriam Simmons, University of Wisconsin – Madison
- Julia Wallace, University of Wisconsin – Green Bay
- Donna Weber, University of Wisconsin – Stout
- Jan Womak, University of Wisconsin – Stout
- Marie Wunsch, University of Wisconsin Colleges
- Jenni Sterling, University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
- Patricia Kleine, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire