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Carol Griggs


Director of Operations

Carol Griggs

Griggs supports administrative and operational functions within UHS. The Director of Operations is part of the Associate Vice Chancellor’s leadership team, which also includes Directors of Communications, Medical, Mental Health, Prevention, and the Director of Recreation and Wellbeing.

She is the chair-elect of the American College Health Association’s (ACHA) Administrative Section, a member of ACHA’s Ethics Committee, and chaired the Southern College Health Association’s (SCHA) 2020 Conference Planning Committee.

Griggs also served many roles in the U.S. Army and was deployed twice for active duty, including managing a field hospital. Before her active duty, she was a Nutrition Care Specialist for the U.S. Army Reserves. She received more than 20 awards from the U.S. Army. Griggs started her career as a Pharmacy Technician.

“My career is linked to my personal values – one where I can combine my commitment to health equity, equality, and access to care that supports the whole student so they can thrive while in Madison,” says Griggs. “I am excited to come to UW-Madison and look forward to joining a team where student health and wellbeing is center to everyone’s work.”

Griggs has a Master’s in Divinity. She is completing her PhD in Education Studies in Diverse Populations and Health Disparities and will defend her dissertation in January 2021.

Griggs is proficient in six languages, including Hebrew, Greek, and Arabic. In her free time, Griggs enjoys volunteering, photography, painting, running, and spending time with her family.