Women’s Forum of Wisconsin 

The Women’s Forum of Wisconsin is a dynamic platform of ideas for women who incorporate innovative and strategic thinking into their businesses and personal lives.

There's No Textbook for This: Leading Higher Education during Unprecedented Change 
Presented by Cathy Sandeen, Ph.D., Chancellor, University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension
Wednesday, March 14, 2018

11:30–12:00 Registration and Networking
12:00–1:00 Luncheon and Presentation

About Cathy Sandeen
Leader and chief administrator of University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension since December 2014, Dr. Cathy Sandeen is responsible for the academic, financial and administrative aspects of both institutions. 

Before joining the UW System, Sandeen 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. She led ACE's effort to increase post-secondary educational attainment, capitalizing on her expertise in technology and higher education innovation, non-traditional students, prior learning assessment and alternative credentials. 

Her curriculum vitae reveals a career devoted to the development of innovative programs for nontraditional students. Sandeen earned a Ph.D. in communication from the University of Utah and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. And her leadership experience includes more than 22 years promoting educational innovations. 

A prolific writer and speaker, Sandeen has published and presented widely on the issues surrounding educational innovation and nontraditional students. A recipient of several major grants, Sandeen has earned the University Professional Continuing Education Association’s Research and Scholarship Award and was named an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow in 2010-11.

Racing Against Time: Taking Risks, Changing Direction, and Seeking New Challenges
Featuring Linda J. Mutschler, Executive Director, Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation, Former Head of European Telecom Equity Research Team for Merrill Lynch

Wednesday, June 13 | 11:30–1:00

Registration and Networking: 11:30–12:00
Lunch and Presentation: 12:00–1:00

About Linda Mutschler
Linda Mutschler was the top-ranked Wireless Services Analyst in the United States for nearly a decade. In 1994, at the age of 30, she decided to train for the 1998 U.S. Olympic Trials in Speed Skating—while keeping her job at Merrill Lynch on Wall Street. In 2002, Mutschler moved with her husband and two young children to London to head Merrill Lynch’s European Telecom Equity Research Team.  

Upon returning to Wisconsin, Linda pursued a number of other interests. She wrote a cookbook and a food column for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She went back to school to become a registered dietitian and pursue an M.S. in Dietetics as a result of her interest in obesity management and prevention. In 2017, after having served on the Board of Directors for a number of years, Linda was named Executive Director of the Cedar Lakes Conservation Foundation (CLCF), a non-profit land trust in West Bend. Linda will share some of the pivotal career and personal choices she has made over the years.

Save the Date

Wednesday, October 10
Christine Pharr, Ph.D. President, Mount Mary University