Government Relations Committee

The Government Relations Committee works to keep the membership updated on government issues related to secondary and post-secondary education.  We work to establish connections with state and federal legislatures to advocate for our positions and beliefs.  The committee stays in contact with NACAC's Coordinator of Government Relations to aid our efforts and ensure ours are in line with the National Membership.  

Committee Members

John McGreal, Chair, Waukesha County Technical College

Brooke Tevlin, University School of Milwaukee

Hannah Erdman, Ripon University

Cherish Golden, UW-Madison, Doctoral Student

Susan Zarwell, University School of Milwaukee

Expectations of Committee Members

  • Participate in meetings and email discussions
  • Promote awareness of the committee
  • Work on various sub-committees
  • Participate in Day on the Hill (typically in April)
  • Stay up to date on various government activities that effect secondary and post-secondary education
  • Innovate new ways to advocate for WACAC on a government level
  • No need to have a background in government/politics, but instead the willingness and energy to learn

2023 Day on the Hill

We are working to arrange legislative meetings with members of the Wisconsin Legislature who serve on the education, college, and finance  committees in both chambers. We plan to discuss the following policy areas:

    • Access and affordability for post-secondary options
    • Increasing the Wisconsin Grant
    • **Counseling issues critical to YOUR district**
You can participate in two ways

Committee Recent Activity

The Government relations committee has recently sent out actions alerts to advocate at the state and federal level on the topics of DACA, the Federal Budget, and predatory actions by For-Profit colleges.  We are always working towards a day of lobbying with our state legislatures in Madison, WI.  

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Interested in joining the committee?

Complete the WACAC Volunteer Form.

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