External Relations

From first impressions to lifelong relationships, we strengthen UWM’s ties to the community through several outreach programs. Services include:

Campus Welcome Center

We assist visitors and the community by sharing information and giving tours of the campus and nearby neighborhoods (with the exception of prospective students, who are served by Admissions).

Speakers Bureau

Our new Speakers Bureau connects the community with campus leaders who will share the UWM story. The Experts Directory is another great way to tap into UWM’s wide-ranging expertise.

Panther Families

The Panther Families Program keeps families of current and prospective students informed and engaged through the Panther Family Newsletter, website and Family Weekend.

Neighborhood Relations

From first impressions to lifelong relationships, we strengthen UWM’s ties to the community through several outreach programs. Learn more about Neighborhood Relations.

Special Events

We coordinate and host events with a campus-wide impact, such as the annual June Board of Regents Meeting, UWM Day at the State Fair, ground-breaking ceremonies, building dedications, news conferences, all-campus receptions, events involving visiting dignitaries, and any events involving the chancellor. We also handle the Length of Service event each spring, when the university honors and celebrates faculty and staff who have reached significant mileposts in their careers at UWM. In addition, we offer consultation and support to schools, colleges and departments planning their own events.

Public Records

We process requests for public records maintained at UWM, except for patient health records.

Executive Communication

We provide communications support to the Office of the Chancellor, Vice Chancellor for University Relations and Communications, and other executive areas of the university as assigned. We can share information on past, present and future campus and community appearances by the chancellor.

Get in Touch

For the Speakers Bureau, Campus Welcome Center or Panther Families, contact Adrianne Stone at (414) 229-5040 or stoneam@uwm.edu. For public records, please contact Sue Weslow at public-records@uwm.edu. For general special events, contact Lynn Wilk, special events manager, at lcwilk@uwm.edu or (414) 229-6917. For the Length of Service event, contact Laura Purifoy, university business specialist, at lpurifoy@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4035. For executive communication, contact Brad Stratton, senior editor, at stratton@uwm.edu or (414) 229-4027.