Cori Splain

Position title: Director for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff

Email: cori.splain@wisc.edu

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Cori is the Director for Strategic Initiatives and Chief of Staff for the Division of Enrollment Management. She serves as chief advisor to the Vice Provost and acts as a main point of contact between university leadership and other stakeholders. She provides oversight and guidance to projects of high importance as well as leadership, strategic direction, and oversight for the communications, content management, internal engagement, and partnership development of the division. She also supports the efforts of the Student Success Through Applied Research (SSTAR) Lab as well as the Director of Development for Scholarships and Student Support. Previous to this role she worked in the Office of Student Financial Aid for almost eight years.

Cori received a Master’s of Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Anthropology and a Certificate in Gender & Women’s Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is also a proud community college graduate and an advocate for non-traditional higher education pathways. Outside of work, Cori serves on Madison Metropolitan School District’s Special Education Advisory Council and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers