Director chosen to manage UW–Madison’s budget

January 9, 2019

Jennifer Klippel, a highly experienced campus budget leader and analyst, has been named director of the University of Wisconsin–Madison’s Budget Office.

Klippel has served as interim budget director since July, when she succeeded Tim Norris. Norris led the Budget Office since 2004.

Jennifer Klippel says her background and experience have prepared her well for taking on the challenges of leading the Budget Office. Photo: Bryce Richter

Klippel, who will report to Associate Vice Chancellor for Finance David Murphy, joined the Budget Office in 2011 and has worked on a wide range of campus budget and financial issues. She previously worked at UW System and the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau.

“Jennifer has a wealth of experience that will serve the campus well as we face many budgetary and financial opportunities and challenges,” says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration. “She will do a great job of making the budget process work for UW–Madison and supporting the university’s academic mission.”

Klippel says her background and experience have prepared her well for taking on the challenges of leading the Budget Office.

The budget director is responsible for developing and managing UW–Madison’s $3 billion annual budget and ensuring that the university complies with all state, federal and UW System budget requirements.

“I look forward to the opportunity to lead the campus budget team and continue my service to UW–Madison and the state of Wisconsin,” she says.

The budget director is responsible for developing and managing UW–Madison’s $3 billion annual budget and ensuring that the university complies with all state, federal and UW System budget requirements. The director advises campus leaders on financial and budgetary matters.

Klippel has a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from UW–Madison. She has a master’s degree from UW–Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs.