Karen Francis

Position title: Undergraduate Advisor

Email: karen.francis@wisc.edu

1008 Van Hise Hall

Undergraduate Advising Page

Karen arrived in the Department in December 2005 to assume the newly-created role of Undergraduate Advisor. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison herself, she earned a BS in Spanish here five years earlier. She has found her calling and loves working with the undergraduates in the Department. When not in Van Hise, she is spending time with her husband, Wes, her son, Ben, and her daughter, Sam, ideally on bikes, or bowing to the whims of the four cats that rule her home: Katniss, Ozymandias, Albus, and Kittychu. She is an incurable nerd with a special love for all things Tolkien. Mae g’ovannen!

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Achievement in Undergraduate Advising Award (February 2016)
  • College of Letters & Science Advising Award (May 2013)
  • Alpha Phi Recognition (April 2013)
  • Center for the First-Year Experience Outstanding Work with First-Year Students Award (November 2012)

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