About Us

We just moved to Room 201 of the Extension Building! 
 
432 N. Lake St., Room 201 
Madison, WI 53706
608-890-0259 (fax)
711 for Relay 
 
Kelly Thomas
Special Assistant to the Chancellor for
Affirmative Action
Room 201C
608-890-3472

Kelly provides general leadership for OEDI, as well as functions as the primary lead investigator in civil rights and Title IX related complaints, and also assists employees that request reasonable accommodations due to a disability.  She also provides a variety of equity and inclusion related training and is a trained MAP facilitator.  Kelly has been with UWCX since January 2014.  Prior to working at UWCX, she performed similar work at UW System Administration for 7 years.  Kelly has served in a variety of leadership roles in the affirmative action field including Chair of the Affirmative Action Officers Executive Committee for the State of Wisconsin and WI State Representative for the American Association for Access, Equity, and Diversity.  Kelly graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Missouri, St. Louis and earned a Master of Arts in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix in Portland, Oregon.  Fun Fact: Growing up in St. Louis, Kelly once found a Missouri tarantula in her basement!

Matt Evensen
Program Coordinator
Room 201
608-890-1522

My name is Matt Evensen, and I am the Program Coordinator for the office. Prior to my time here at UWCX, I was a part of the Campus Climate office at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse where I facilitator diversity and inclusion programming and training for students, faculty, and staff. I received my Master's degree in Student Affairs Administration in Higher Education, and a Bachelor's degree in Business Management, both at UW-La Crosse.

I chose this work, and this work chose me! It is my passion, it is meaningful, and it is integral to our institution and society.

In my free time, I straddle the line between dork/nerd and sports enthusiast. I am a huge J.R.R. Tolkien fan and love the Packers and Cubs. Also, fun fact: like a hobbit, I prefer to go barefoot when possible!

EEO Specialist
Room 201
608-262-3969

Evetta Sloan currently serves the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as the new Equal Employment Opportunity Specialist.  Prior to coming to UWCX, Evetta spent several years working as a civil servant for the State of WI.  Serving as a Program and Policy Analyst for the Department of Health Services, Evetta provided administrative program support within the State’s Medicaid, Food Supplement, and Long Term care social services programs.  Following that, while working at the Department of Administration, she gained experience in equal opportunity and diversity while managing a facet of the state’s Supplier Diversity program as a Certification Consultant for Minority, Women, and Disabled-Veteran Owned businesses. 

Evetta is from Madison, Wisconsin and earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Management from M.A.T.C (Madison College) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Upper Iowa. In an administrative capacity for over the past 15 years, she has used her knowledge to be able to assist individuals from the most vulnerable populations within the State of WI.     

Fun Fact: Evetta is able to recite lines from several popular movies from the 80’s, 90’s, and 2000’s.   

Diversity Specialist
Room 201
608-262-0277

Jo Teut (pronounced toyt) provides educational training and outreach to all of UWCX. Jo recently earned zir M.A. from the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies department at the University of Cincinnati. At UC, ze also worked in the Title IX Office, providing educational training and outreach across the university, and volunteered as a peer facilitator of Safe Zone, Trans*, and Asexuality 101 trainings for the LGBTQ Center. Before that, ze worked as a Mentor Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland and earned zir B.A. in English and Spanish from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA (home). Jo chose EDI work in order to remove the barriers people face when trying to gain education and employment, crucial aspects of fulfilling lives. In zir free time, Jo writes and slams poetry, cooks everything in taco form, hikes molehills and mountains, and reads feminist and queer texts. Fun Fact: Jo has visited 26 states so far and plans on visiting the rest of them in a National Park tour of the U.S.