Madeline Holzem

Director of Human Resources
Human Resources
144 Graff Main Hall

Specialty area(s)

HR Leadership; Employee Relations; Compensation & Salary Surveys

Brief biography

Madeline S. Holzem has been at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse since February 2012 in the position of Chief Human Resources Officer. In the position of CHRO, she is responsibility for classification, recruitment and employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations and records management. Her duties include developing policies and procedures, managing the day-to-day operations of the integrated human resources information system and collaborating with campus-wide offices.  She previously worked for Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, FL, most recently as Associate Director of Human Resources. She earned a Bachelor of Professional Studies in Management from Barry University in Miami, Florida and a Masters of Arts in Educational Leadership from Florida Gulf Coast University. Additionally, she achieved the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification awarded from the HR Certification Institute and the Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) from the Society for Human Resource Management.

Teaching history

Adjunct Faculty
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
Fall 2014, Spring 2017
MGT 386 Comp & Benefits Administration

Adjunct Faculty
Florida Gulf Coast University
Spring 2011
MAN 3401 - Labor-Management Relations

Professional history

Chief Human Resources Officer
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
February 2012 - present

Associate Director, Human Resources
Florida Gulf Coast University
July 1994 - February 2012


Masters of Arts, Educational Leadership
Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL
December 2008

Bachelor of Professional Studies - Management
Barry University, Miami, FL
December 1995