The Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee is comprised of leadership from nine area institutions  of higher education.

Mission: EDGM leverages assets of our institutions to support the continuous improvement of PK-21 education in the region. To accomplish this mission, we also engage others who share our common goals.

EDGM Institutions

Guiding Principles

  • A commitment to honest communication
  • To speak with one voice where we have a common position and a common need
  • To view issues from multiple perspectives
  • To respect differences, distinctive programs and needs of individual institutions/ organizations while appreciating that our mutual work is broad and offers greater impact than any individual effort
  • To serve metropolitan Milwaukee learners of all types and ages
  • To use a team approach to problem solving and decisions about initiatives or public statements
  • To use our shared knowledge, investment and accountability practices to drive positive outcomes in PK-12 schooling, drawing on and enhancing the strengths of each institution
  • To recognize that all members of EDGM and partners bring issues that are relevant to the entire group in that they may be the impetus for new public statements or initiatives
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Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee

Dr. Freda Russell, Co-Chair, EDGM
Dean, College of Education & Leadership
Cardinal Stritch University

Celebrate Teaching Event Info

Dr. Marna Boyle, Cardinal Stritch University
Early Career Educator Award, Special Education

Dr. Marian Graeven Peter, Cardinal Stritch University
Advanced Career Educator Award, Special Education

Calley Hostad, Marquette University
Champion of Education Award

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