Rose Smyrski

Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Chief of Staff, External Relations

Ullsvik Hall

  • 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, Smyrski 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.