Julie Janiak

Position title: Director of Center for Educational Opportunity

Email: julie.janiak@wisc.edu

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Dr. Janiak brings 24 years of experience working with underrepresented minority students, including first generation and Pell-eligible students. She has a demonstrated record of successfully securing U.S. Department of Education Federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grants, managing regional and multi–site TRIO SSS programs, and leadership in the field. Dr. Janiak earned both a doctorate degree in Educational Administration and Leadership and a master’s degree in College Personnel from Indiana State University, and her bachelor’s degree in Communicative Disorders-Audiology from UW-Oshkosh. Most recently, as Director of Student Support Services at UW-Whitewater, she co-led the Southwest Regional Collaborative Aspire Planning Grant, the DFWI Task Force, and the Math Institutional Change Team.

Fun Fact: She loves to bake, which helps her to destress and bicycling to help equalize her baking.