Joanne Robis is the Manager –Administrative Services at Lad Lake, Inc. and retired from the UW Colleges. She currently manages the referral, admissions, and discharge processes; licensing; contract administration; administrative purchasing, mail processing, and receipt processing. She oversees a staff of four. Previously, Joanne retired after 22 years of service with the University of Wisconsin campuses where she most recently served as the Assistant Campus Dean for Administrative Services at UW-Waukesha and as Special Consultant to UW-Fox Valley. Joanne began her career in higher education as the Bursar at UW-Whitewater, and held various positions in the Administrative Affairs division.
Joanne is committed to lifelong learning and service to others. She held the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the Whitewater Optimist Club and as District Secretary/Treasurer for the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan district of Optimists International. She was a founding member of the Wisconsin Forward Award and continues to serve as an Examiner. Joanne also volunteers for the New Horizons Program of the Nazarath Project of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. She is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the UW-Whitewater College of Education and previously served 12 years as a member of the UW-Whitewater Foundation Board of Directors. She serves WWHEL as Treasurer and member-at-large.
Joanne holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Management and a B.S. degree in Psychology from UW-Whitewater.