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The UW–Madison South Madison Partnership (UWSMP) building. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)

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Community Relations Staff

Brenda González

Position title: Director of Community Relations


Phone: 608-695-0308

Tanika Apaloo

Position title: Assistant Director, UW South Madison Partnership


Phone: 608-265-4940

Candace Patterson

Position title: Coordinator, UW South Madison Partnership


Phone: 608-265-4940

Laura Bettenhausen

Position title: Community Relations Intern

Eduardo Martínez Villegas

Position title: Community Relations Center Intern

Goals and Responsibilities

  • Maintain relationships with the City of Madison, Dane County, Madison Common Council, Dane County Board, Madison Police Department, Dane County Sheriff’s Office, District Attorney’s Office, and the various subcommittees that meet about topics relating to the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Represent the Office of the Chancellor as an ex-officio member of community organizations that value the input and participation of the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
  • Build and enrich relationships with community organizations, nonprofits, school districts, neighborhood associations, various cultural groups, and partnerships, including the South Madison Partnership, to ensure that the University of Wisconsin–Madison continues to be a good neighbor.
  • Collaborate with University of Wisconsin–Madison campus partners that are working to develop community outreach strategies or seeking to enhance existing community partnerships.