Board of Advisers

Purposes & Objectives

The charter of the Department of Chemistry Board of Advisers is to:

  • Bring new ideas into the department and connect us more closely with industry and research institutions within the State of Wisconsin, across the United States, and around the world.
  • Disseminate information about ongoing departmental activities in research, teaching, and service.
  • Provide mentoring, networking, and career assistance to chemistry undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral associates.
  • Help identify and connect with external resources that will enhance the department’s stature and effectiveness.
  • Help the department with fundraising and other development efforts.
  • Serve as ambassadors and advocates for the department.


  • The Board of Advisers will consist of up to 20 members, all of whom are graduates or otherwise closely affiliated friends of the department. The department chair, or a faculty member designated by the chair, will serve as an ex-officio member.
  • Membership will be for a term of approximately three years. Appointments will be staggered so that members serve overlapping tenures, with about one-third of terms expiring each year. Members will normally be limited to two three-year terms as regular members.
  • In consultation with the department chair, the Board of Advisers will identify and develop contacts with prospective new members.


  • The Board of Advisers will meet at least once annually.
  • Meetings normally will be in Madison on or near campus.

Meeting Reports

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Advancement Committee

Clark Landis

Position title: Professor of Chemistry


Kayla Driscoll

Position title: Executive Assistant to the Chair, Associate Director of Faculty Services


Pat Egan

Position title: Department Administrator


Kimberly Hazen

Position title: Marketing and Communications Manager


Becca Moy

Position title: Administrative and Events Professional


Kayla Reise

Position title: Director of Development, College of Letters & Science, Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association


Associate Chairs

Helen Blackwell

Position title: Norman C. Craig Professor of Chemistry, Associate Chair for the Graduate Program


Daniel C. Fredrickson

Position title: Professor of Chemistry, Associate Chair for Research


Thomas Brunold

Position title: Professor of Chemistry, Associate Chair for Undergraduate Program