Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Representing the 24 private, nonprofit colleges and universities in Wisconsin.

Lobbying Interests:
The primary interest of WAICU is in access to quality higher education for all students. For this reason, our principal governmental focus is on financial aid for students, particularly need-based financial aid. Regulatory, taxation, and information technology, insofar as they affect students' access to higher education is also a concern.

Title:
President

Contact
RW
Rolf Wegenke
122 W Washington Ave, Ste 700
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 256-7761
(608) 256-7065
rolf.wegenke@waicu.org
http://www.waicu.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Larson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/27/2018 Withdrawn On N/A
Rolf Wegenke Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/27/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 189
Assembly Bill 189
Relating to: transferability of courses between the University of Wisconsin System, technical college system, and tribally controlled and private colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 46

Other
Notification Date
5/15/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 232
Assembly Bill 232
Relating to: teacher preparatory programs and granting rule-making authority.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
7/11/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 531
Assembly Bill 531
Relating to: requiring that student identification cards include contact information for suicide prevention hotlines. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 116

For
Notification Date
11/4/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 536
Assembly Bill 536
Relating to: establishing a career advancement scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/26/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Assembly Bill 684
Assembly Bill 684
Relating to: veteran-related tuition grants for certain veterans and dependents enrolled in private nonprofit institutions of higher education and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/22/2020
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 15
Senate Bill 15
Relating to: new internship grants and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/13/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 165
Senate Bill 165
Relating to: transferability of courses between the University of Wisconsin System, technical college system, and tribally controlled and private colleges. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
5/15/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 481
Senate Bill 481
Relating to: establishing a career advancement scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/26/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.
Senate Bill 537
Senate Bill 537
Relating to: veteran-related tuition grants for certain veterans and dependents enrolled in private nonprofit institutions of higher education and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 149

For
Notification Date
11/14/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Budget Bill Subjects

Higher Education Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Education Aids Board

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Public Instruction: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/12/2019
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Talent and Workforce Development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Talent and Workforce Development

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Degree Attainment
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Degree Attainment

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Teacher Education and Preparation
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Teacher Education and Preparation

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

College Affordability/Student Debt
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
College Affordability/Student Debt

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

College and Career Readiness
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
College and Career Readiness

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State Reciprocity Agreements
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Reciprocity Agreements

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Career Pathways
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Career Pathways

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State Authorization/Distance Education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization/Distance Education

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

State Authorization/Program Integrity
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Authorization/Program Integrity

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin Grants and Student Financial Aid
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin Grants and Student Financial Aid

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/19/2018
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$105,380.15
2019
July - December
$107,488.07
2020
January - June
$101,148.34
2020
July - December
$107,347.41
Total $421,363.97
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
236.00
2019
July - December
169.50
2020
January - June
152.50
2020
July - December
106.25
Total 664.25
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
640.25
2019
July - December
595.50
2020
January - June
748.50
2020
July - December
674.00
Total 2658.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: establishing a career advancement scholarship program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
Relating to: veteran-related tuition grants for certain veterans and dependents enrolled in private nonprofit institutions of higher education and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 11 %
Relating to: transferability of courses between the University of Wisconsin System, technical college system, and tribally controlled and private colleges. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: veteran-related tuition grants for certain veterans and dependents enrolled in private nonprofit institutions of higher education and making an appropriation. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: transferability of courses between the University of Wisconsin System, technical college system, and tribally controlled and private colleges. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 1 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
20 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 10 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
15 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 13 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
30 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 21 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 2 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
10 %
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
15 %
2020
July - December
15 %
Total 10 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures