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Cathy Sandeen

Cathy Sandeen

Advisory Committee

Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., began her appointment as the third chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension on December 15, 2014. Sandeen previously was Vice President for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education (ACE), the nation's largest and most visible association representing all sectors of higher education. From 2006 to 2012, Sandeen served as dean of UCLA Extension at the University of California Los Angeles. Serving more than 50,000 students per year, UCLA Extension is one of the nation's largest programs reaching nontraditional students with a variety of innovative programs. Sandeen has more than 22 years of leadership experience at three University of California campuses. Prior to joining UCLA, she served for six years as vice provost and dean of University Extension and the summer session at University of California Santa Cruz. Prior to UC Santa Cruz, she held several positions at University of California San Francisco. Nominated to the WiSys Advisory Committee by President Ray Cross, she is serving a two-year term that began January 2015.


Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension