The following is a message from CALS Dean Kate VandenBosch and CALS Associate Dean for Human Relations Carol Hillmer:


Given the national conversation about gender discrimination and sexual harassment, as well as the recent article and follow-up article in the Wisconsin State Journal, we’d like to take a moment to reiterate that the CALS leadership team takes the issue of sexual harassment very seriously.

At CALS, we strive to have a welcoming and supportive environment, where everybody feels safe and valued to do their best work. We take complaints of sexual harassment seriously, as part of our broader effort to make sure the CALS climate is the best it can be, with an excellent learning and work environment for all students, faculty and staff.

UW-Madison recently shared information about university-wide efforts to make improvements in this area, as well as campus resources available to individuals who have experienced sexual harassment. We’d like to point out those key campus resources. They include:

If you’d rather start by talking with someone within the college, please feel free to reach out to Carol Hillmer at (608) 265-5495 or or any of the college’s dean/associate deans.


Kate VandenBosch, Dean
Carol Hillmer, Associate Dean for Human Resources