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Faculty & Staff

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    Kari Straus

    Academic Department Manager

    1305 Microbial Sciences Building
    Office: (608) 890-1158


As Department Administrator, I am responsible for ensuring the departmental needs are met in the areas of personnel, instruction, grant and gift administration, strategic planning, budget management and payroll.