The WHC’s twenty-five volunteer board members hail from all parts of the state. The Council seeks members whose experience, training, interests, skills, cultural background, and community ties bring diversity, energy, and expertise to our programs. Approximately half of the Council’s membership is drawn from the academic community and half from the community at large. New members are ordinarily elected to three-year terms at the Council’s February meeting, and assume office in June.  Six members are appointed by the Governor.

WHC Board Nomination Form PDF

Nomination Form as a Word doc


Our Members

Roberta S. Maguire, Chair

Kathleen Laakso

Don Greenwood, Vice-Chair
Spring Green

Diane Lichtenstein
Beloit College

Arnold Chevalier, Treasurer

Jim Marks
United Way of Greater Milwaukee
and Waukesha County

Kathy Ehley
City of Wauwatosa

Joshua P. Ranger
UW Oshkosh, Polk Library

Raúl Galván
Milwaukee Public Television

Troy Reeves
Madison, UW-Madison Archives

Celestine Jeffreys
Green Bay

Joe Salmons

Juan F. Jiménez
Western Technical College
La Crosse

Alton J. Smart
UW-Stevens Point
Mary Knapp
Madison, Madison Public Library

Chia Youyee Vang

Reggie Jackson
Milwaukee, America’s Black Holocaust Museum
John C. Viste
Marie Kohler
Milwaukee, Renaissance Theaterworks
Alex Zacarias
3N Productions, LLC
Green Bay