Staff & Location

Main Office:

16 Ingraham Hall
1155 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706

While our office is in Ingraham, we are currently primarily working remotely. Please reach out via email or make an appointment on Starfish.

Ingraham Hall is located on the 80 bus route. Room 16 is located on the ground level (also known as the garden level) of Ingraham Hall, which is accessible by elevator from the first floor.

Office Hours & Contact Info:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Phone: (608) 265-5106


Make an Appointment: via Starfish

CeO Staff

Jim Ackerman

Position title: Office Manager


Jim is a UW Oshkosh Alumni and Wisconsin Native (Sconnie) from Fond du Lac whose been in Madison since the late 1980’s, with over 17 years working in Higher Ed. He enjoys music and art, especially Photography. He has also been a volunteer producer, engineer and host at Madison’s community radio station WORT-FM for over 25 years.

Ibrahim Baalbaki

Position title: SSS Advisor


Ibrahim is originally from Milwaukee but has been living in Madison since 2010. He earned his bachelor’s at UW-La Crosse and Master’s degree from UW-Madison. He and his wife became parents in October 2019. Ibrahim is a fan of boxing, basketball, and karaoke.


Fun fact: Ibrahim and his wife recently went on their dream vacation to the Maldives.


Click here to make an appointment with Ibrahim in Starfish.

Matt Delaney

Position title: Assistant Director for STEM


Matt is originally from Michigan where he was a TRIO alum from Adrian College earning an undergraduate degree in Mathematics and a Masters in Higher Education from Michigan State University. Outside of work, Matt enjoys spending time with his wife Katie and his two boys (Ezra and Elias). He also enjoys cooking, playing board games, and roasting/drinking coffee.


Fun fact: The youngest in the family, Elias was three weeks old when they moved to Madison in 2018


Click here to make an appointment with Matt via Starfish.

Megan McGarry Bouapha

Position title: Assistant Director of SSS & ASAP


Megan is assistant director of the SSS & ASAP programs and also advises CeO Scholars. She holds a B.A. in Spanish and an M.S. Ed in Student Affairs Administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. She has been with the CeO since 2011. Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with loved ones, traveling to Hawai’i to visit family, consuming all methods of entertainment, and seeking out live music.


Fun Fact: Megan is a fan of Korean Dramas and the beloved Kpop group, BTS.


Click here to make an appointment with Megan via Starfish.

Claudia Mosley

Position title: Director


Terrance Paape

Position title: SSS Advisor


Terrance (He/Him/His pronouns) was born and raised in Wisconsin (originally from Milwaukee, grew up in Mukwonago, WI (or mequanego, the traditional home fo the Potowatami Bear Clan). He earned his bachelor degree from Edgewood College in Political Science with a minor in Women’s & Gender Studies and holds two Master’s degrees from the University of Minnesota (love the Gophers, but proud to be a Badger!) once in Educational Policy and Administration in Higher Education and the other in Multicultural College Teaching and Learning.


Fun fact: He fully embraces his nerd identity (Fan of Doctor Who, most anime and of course Harry Potter!, he’s in Ravenclaw how about you?) and loves collecting comic books, Funko Pops (he have a huge collection), and lego mini figures (you should see his Harry Potter mini figure collection!).

Shawn Peters

Position title: Writing & Study Skills Specialist, Instructor


Shawn is very into soccer and can help students with numerous things such as personal statements, cover letters, resumes, essays, papers, projects, and more!


Fun fact: he writes books!


Click here to make an appointment with Shawn via Starfish.

Seng Thao

Position title: STEM Advisor


Seng is from Thailand and grew up in Appleton, WI. He enjoys the outdoors and goes camping during the summer every year. He and his partner have two boys, Flynn and Sean.


Fun fact: he reads the anime One Piece and plays Yu-gi-oh.


Click here to make an appointment with Seng via Starfish.

Kimberly Vue

Position title: STEM Advisor


Kim was born in Akron, Ohio and mainly grew up in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. She is a UW-Madison CeO Alumna, earning her undergraduate degree in Social Welfare. Prior to this role, she previously worked with the PEOPLE Program and is excited to continue her work within the DDEEA–as well as reconnecting with her CeO family! Outside of work, Kim enjoys crafting, trying out new food with her partner, watching her brothers play basketball and spoiling her nephew and niece.

Fun fact: her favorite TV shows include Supernatural, Jane the Virgin, ATLA and Jessica Jones!

Click here to make an appointment with Kimberly in Starfish.