We’re All About Being Enthused, Engaged, Involved
Common sense solutions on common ground
In a time of hot-button political issues that increasingly divide and distance people from one another, a group of civic-minded citizens decided to reclaim the mission of colleges and universities. In 2007, we launched the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS).
As part of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, our mission is to bring together those with differing views, listen civilly and find common ground to address the tough issues facing our country, our states and our communities.
WIPPS Work Is Based On Two Core Ideas
We support citizen-centered democracy. Today’s America depends on engaged, involved citizens and communities – making decisions about issues that matter to them. Sometimes it’s hard to understand complex policy issues. WIPPS aims to cut through the jargon, get to the meat of the matter and let people make their own, informed decisions.
The Wisconsin Idea
As part of the University of Wisconsin, we recognize the Wisconsin Idea – “The resources of the university should be used to serve the interests and needs of the entire state.” We do this by providing resources, information and ideas to empower the people and communities of Wisconsin.
Meet Our Staff
WIPPS Program Manager
State Director of Development
Marketing Communications Coordinator
Social Media Specialist
Board Of Advisors
Assistant Deputy Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
River Valley Bank
Ruder Ware, L.L.S.C.
UW Board of Regents
Chaney Marketing Strategy
Hermening Financial Group, LLC
President and CEO
Americans for Campaign Reform
Christine Bremer Muggli
Bremer & Trollop Law Offices, S.C.
Chair, Co-founder and Managing Partner
Global Infrastructure Asset Management, L.L.C.
Capstone National Partners
Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative
Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters