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Vickie Sanchez

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers
Multicultural Student Services Director
Multicultural Student Services
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Specialty area(s)

Multicultural Student Organizations

Leadership & Career Development

Academic & Financial Retention

Intercultural Development


Brief biography

Vickie Sanchez is a Milwaukee-native, first-generation college student, and earned her master’s degree in Student Affairs Administration from UWL. She brings 17 years of experience in student affairs with a focus in equity, diversity, and inclusion from two UW-campuses, UWL (2005-2011, current) and UW-Stout (2011-2022). Her higher education and multicultural experience is devoted to recruitment, retention, intercultural and program development for BIPOC students. She has extensive multicultural organization advising experience including Greek life affiliations.   Vickie is a trained facilitator in Intercultural development and conflict styles.  As director, she will utilize her intentional advising, program coordination, student centered focus, training in intercultural development and extensive EDI experience to create an environment where students feel heard, valued, and welcomed and to affirm students belong on-campus. In her free time, she enjoys antique and thrift shopping, cooking with new recipes, crafting, and leisure reading.


BA Communication Studies, Winona State University 

MS Ed. Student Affairs & Administration, University of Wisconsin La Crosse 


Professional history

2006-2011: Multicultural Admissions Counselor, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

2011-2022: Multicultural Initiatives Manager, University of Wisconsin-Stout

2022-present: Assistant Director for Leadership, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse



Vickie Sanchez, Multicultural Student Services, presented as part of a "Mid-Level Panel Discussion" at ACPA - College Student Educator's International Annual Convention on March 28 in New Orleans. Vickie served on a panel giving insights about being in a mid-level position in higher education. Vickie utilized an equity and diversity lens when discussing how to retain and advocate for staff in higher education.

Submitted on: April 3