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Steve Wildeck

Executive Director

Steve was named the first Executive Director of UW-Shared Services on June 1, 2018, and has overseen the organization since its conceptual beginnings. He has a long history in the UW System and proudly states that he earned his first paycheck from the university in June, 1979. Steve credits his early roles at UW-Madison Physical Plant (groundskeeping) and UW-Madison Transportation Services (parking enforcement), as well as life on the farm, for teaching him valuable skills that he has used throughout his career.

Steve’s experience in Wisconsin higher education administration runs far and wide, having worked in administrative, business, and finance areas as a manager, director, assistant dean, vice chancellor, and as UW System interim vice president. He served as Chief Business Officer for UW Colleges/UW-Extension for 19 years, making Steve the first UW CBO to serve two institutions at the same time. Steve also has several years of private sector experience as a change management consultant.

Steve has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and a Master of Business Administration, both from UW-Madison.