Administrative Staff

Dennis J. Shields
Tel: 608.342.1234

View the chancellor's webpage for a full biography.

Dr. D. Joanne Wilson
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Tel: 608.342.1261

Wilson biography

Dr. D. Joanne Wilson has been at UW-Platteville for 30 years and began her current role as Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs on July 1, 2017.

She has served UW-Platteville in many capacities since 1986, including assistant professor of general engineering, chair of general engineering, executive director of First Year Experience, interim dean of the College of EMS, interim assistant chancellor for Student Affairs and assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs.

Wilson received her bachelor’s degree in applied mechanics and engineering sciences from the University of California at San Diego, and her Master of Science and Ph.D. in engineering mechanics from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

Wilson has received many accolades, including the inaugural UW-Platteville Woman of the Year Award, the Tau Beta Pi Wisconsin Epsilon Chapter Excellence in Teaching Award, and the UW System Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Award.

Past research and grant work includes a National Science Foundation grant for “Creating a Framework to Enhance the Engineering Literacy of Education Majors and the Instructional Effectiveness of Engineering Faculty,” as well as the “Development of a Web-Based Curriculum for Use as the Basis for Course Entitled ‘Introduction to College Life.’”


Angela Udelhofen
Vice Chancellor for Enrollment and Student Success
Tel: 608.342.1125

Udelhofen biography

Angela Udelhofen was appointed Assistant Chancellor for Admission and Enrollment Services in 2011. Prior to that appointment, she served as director of Admission and Enrollment Services at UW-Platteville since 2003. Udelhofen earned both her undergraduate degree in broadcast communications and master’s degree in agricultural industries and economics from UW-Platteville. She became Vice Chancellor of the newly-created division of Enrollment and Student Success on July 1, 2016.


Rose Smyrski
Vice Chancellor for University Relations
Tel: 608.342.7243

Smyrski biography

Rose Smyrski returned to UW-Platteville in February, 2015 as senior special assistant to the chancellor following her one-year leave of absence to assist the UW Colleges and UW-Extension as interim assistant vice chancellor of communications and external affairs. On July 1, 2015, she was appointed interim vice chancellor for the newly-created External Relations division. Smyrski was special assistant to the chancellor in 2012, and prior to the appointment, she served as the interim legislative liaison. Before coming to UW-Platteville in fall 2011, she was the chief of staff for a Wisconsin state senator for six years. She also was a research assistant for a state representative and served as a legislative assistant for other state senators and representatives. Her federal experience includes six years with the U.S. Department of Agriculture as a liaison between researchers and federal, state and local governments. Smyrski earned her Bachelor of Science in natural resources and her master’s in developmental policy and public administration from UW-Madison.
(Photo by James Gill / Wisconsin Public Television)


Paige Smith
Interim Vice Chancellor for Administrative Services
Tel: 608.342.6171

Smith biography

Paige Smith began a two-year position as interim vice chancellor of Administrative Services on April 15, 2018.

Smith, formerly Reed, previously served as Chief of Institutional Policy and Compliance at UW-Whitewater. In that position, she was responsible for providing oversight and advice to the chancellor and senior administration on Board of Regent policy, federal and state compliance matters as well as the Title IX Coordinator. Smith also serves as interim vice chancellor for Administrative Affairs at UW-Whitewater for a brief period in 2017. Smith has served as legal counsel for public institutions of higher education for over 13 years, six of those at UW System Office of General Counsel. Smith’s area of expertise include employment, Title IX, diversity, faculty and student governance, campus safety and security, transactions, federal and state regulatory compliance and litigation management.

The departments under Administrative Services include: Dining Services, Facilities Management, Financial Services, Human Resources, Project Management Center of Excellence, Information Technology and University Police. In addition, the new vice chancellor will oversee the critically important areas of compliance and strategic planning for the university.



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