Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Representing the 23 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
PO Box 272
Madison, WI 53701
(608) 204-5222
(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Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Larson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Rolf Wegenke Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/6/2021 Withdrawn On 8/19/2022

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/25/2021
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 4
Assembly Bill 4
Relating to: pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students administering vaccines.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 3

For
Notification Date
2/12/2021
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 515
Assembly Bill 515
Relating to: tuition and fee remission or grants for certain veterans and their dependents enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, or a private nonprofit institution of higher education; and the University of Wisconsin System n...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/10/2021
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 689
Assembly Bill 689
Relating to: financing the working capital of nonprofit institutions. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2022
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 60
Senate Bill 60
Relating to: pharmacy technicians and pharmacy students administering vaccines.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2021
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 833
Senate Bill 833
Relating to: grants to support the teaching of college courses in high schools. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 217

For
Notification Date
1/25/2022
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

Financial Institutions: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Financial Institutions: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/8/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
3/8/2021
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
3/8/2021
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: Educational Leadership
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Educational Leadership

Notification Date
3/8/2021
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.

University of Wisconsin System
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System

Notification Date
3/8/2021
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

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
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/14/2020
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.

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
12/14/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$94,975.32
2021
July - December
$106,696.87
2022
January - June
$96,982.70
Total $298,654.89
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
122.00
2021
July - December
90.25
2022
January - June
51.75
Total 264.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
713.25
2021
July - December
876.25
2022
January - June
840.50
Total 2430.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state government actions to address the COVID-19 pandemic, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: tuition and fee remission or grants for certain veterans and their dependents enrolled in the University of Wisconsin System, a technical college, or a private nonprofit institution of higher education; and the University of Wisconsin System nonresident tuition exemption for certain veterans. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 3 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
15 %
2022
July - December
Total 15 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 30 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 8 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures