Director Don Moynihan announced May 10 the appointment of Steve Kulig (MPA ’14) as the La Follette School’s associate director. Kulig, the school’s department administrator and career services coordinator since April 2016, replaces Hilary Shager (MPA ’05, PhD ’12), who joined UW–Madison’s Institute for Research on Poverty earlier this year.
“Faculty, staff, and students were impressed with his ambitious but targeted vision of how to move the school forward and his obvious passion and dedication to the La Follette School,” Moynihan said. “We are fortunate to have someone with such a great mix of energy, enthusiasm, and experience for the role.”
Before joining the La Follette School staff, Kulig was a budget and policy analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services’ Medicaid program. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from UW–Madison in 2007 and was president of the La Follette School Student Association for the 2013-14 academic year. He also previously worked in the State Legislature for six years.
“I am eager to build on Hilary’s tremendous leadership as the school’s first full-time staff associate director,” said Kulig. “The La Follette School’s strength lies in its commitment to the Wisconsin Idea, and I am extremely fortunate to work alongside students, staff, and faculty who help move our mission forward every day.”
One of Kulig’s first tasks will be leading the search for a new department administrator.