Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee

The Education Deans of Greater Milwaukee (EDGM) is composed of leadership from nine area institutions of higher education in the greater Milwaukee area. These institutions are: Alverno College, Cardinal Stritch University, Carroll University, Concordia University of Wisconsin, Marquette University, Milwaukee Area Technical College, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Mount Mary University, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, and Wisconsin Lutheran College. 

It is the mission of the EDGM is to leverage the assets of our individual 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.

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

EDGM Institutional Leadership 

Alverno College
Dr. Randa Suleiman

Cardinal Stritch University
Dr. Kathy Kramer, Associate Professor, Dean of the School of Education and Human Services

Carroll University
Dr. Kim White

Concordia University
Dr. Jim Pingel

Marquette University
Dr. Leigh van den Kieboom

Milwaukee Area Technical College
Dr. Sadique Isahaku

Mount Mary University
Dr. Debra Dosemagen

University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
Dr. Hope Longwell-Grice

Wisconsin Lutheran College
Dr. David Brightsman, Chair