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Kyle Burke

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University Centers Director
University Centers
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Brief biography

Kyle joined the University Centers team at UWL in March 2021. He has over 14 years of administrative experience in Higher Education and Student Affairs. He most recently served as the Executive Director for Student Auxiliary Services at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. Kyle also serves as the Region V Director for the Association of College Unions International (ACUI). 


M.A. in Educational Leadership - Higher Education, Northeastern Illinois University

B.A. in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management, Columbia College Chicago


Professional history

Northeastern Illinois University - Executive Director for Student Auxiliary Services (2019-2021), Director of Student Union, Event and Conference Services (2011-2019), Director of University Events (2009-2011)

Millennium Park/City of Chicago - Manager of Programming and Sponsorships (2004-2008)



Kyle Burke, University Centers, received the ACUI Legacy Leader Award at the ACUI 2023 Annual Conference on Feb. 28 in Boston, MA.

Submitted on: Mar. 27



Kyle Burke, University Centers, received the award for ACUI Region V Susan Maul Distinguished Service Award at ACUI Region V 2022 Conference on Oct. 28 in Madison, WI.

Submitted on: Nov. 7, 2022



Brenda Leahy, Michele Nauman and Kalia Vang, all Academic Advising Center & Career Services; Ana Mendoza and Corey Sjoquist, both Admissions; Kaylie Connaughty, Heather Dutcher, Britney Heineman, Jake Speer and Maren Walz, all Advancement; Michael Abler and Renee Redman, both Biology; Zac Knutson, Budget Office; Dawn Hays, Campus Child Center; Mark Sandheinrich, College of Science & Health; Ashley Jochimsen, Counseling & Testing; Ryan Friesen, English; Samuel Schmidt, Exercise & Sport Science; Meredith Thomsen, Extended Learning; Ka Lia Smith, Financial Aid; John Kelly, Geography & Earth Science; James Longhurst, History; Natalie Solverson, Institutional Research, Assessment & Planning; Christine Manno, Management; Suzanne Anglehart, Microbiology; Anthony Chergosky, Regina Goodnow and Sean Hurtubise, all Political Science & Public Administration; Sandra Grunwald and Betsy Morgan, both Provost's Office; Nathan Barnhart and Jeff Keenan, both Rec Sports; Vitaliano Figueroa, Student Affairs; Kara Ostlund, Student Life; and Kyle Burke, University Centers; served Verification Tent Staffing during Move In Week. THANK YOU to the many staff and faculty who greeted students and their families at the Verification Tent during Residence Life Move In Week. These welcoming faces helped ensure those who are vaccinated are recorded as such and those who are not vaccinated had completed a negative COVID test prior to move in. We could not have completed this large task without their assistance. They have helped keep our community healthy and contributed to the campus-wide endeavor of welcoming students back to campus.

Submitted on: Sept. 13, 2021



Courtney Warax, New Student & Family Programs; Lisa Klein, Community Engagement; Scott Brown, Facilities Planning & Management; Chelsea Wyman, Murphy Library; Justin Davis, Music; Willem Vanroosenbeek, Pride Center; Nathan Barnhart, Rec Sports; Laurie Harmon, Recreation Management & Therapeutic Recreation; Jenni Brundage and Andie Coxey, both Residence Life; Jamie Henk, Student Association student; Kyle Burke, Magann Dykema, Drea Higgins, Michael Slevin and Corey Stilwell, all University Centers; Kaylie Connaughty and Maren Walz, both University Marketing & Communications; and Gabrielle Smartt, Wellness, Health Advocacy; served on the Eagle Fest Planning Committee. The planning committee was responsible for Eagle Fest, a festival full of music, entertainment, food, and fun. It was an exciting opportunity for all students, faculty, staff, family members and local community neighbors to come together and celebrate the beginning of the fall semester!

Submitted on: Sept. 13, 2021