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J. Michael Collins Joins UW Credit Union Board of Directors


MADISON, WI - June 28, 2018 - J. Michael Collins has been appointed to the Board of Directors of UW Credit Union. Collins currently serves as the Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and is faculty director of the Center for Financial Security.

“Michael brings a great depth of leadership experience in the areas of consumer decision making, family economics, and household finance,” says Paul Kundert, President and CEO of UW Credit Union. “We are excited to welcome him to the Board and know that his contributions will further serve the needs of our members.”

Collins is also an associate professor at the Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs, a family economic specialist at the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and an affiliate with the Institute for Research on Poverty, focusing on financial capability and well-being for low-income households. His research has been cited by national foundations and agencies, helping to guide policy in consumer finance. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University, a master’s degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and a B.S. from Miami University.

“I’m honored to join the committed team at UW Credit Union and support a tradition of service excellence that consistently acts in the members’ best interest,” says Collins. “I’m eager to collaborate with the other members of the board and advance the needs of the members.”   

UW Credit Union is governed by a board of directors comprised of volunteers who are active credit union members. The Board of Directors is legally responsible by statute, articles of incorporation and bylaws for the overall direction of the affairs and performance of UW Credit Union. The Board carries out this responsibility by establishing guiding policy and monitoring the performance of management within the framework of these policies.

About UW Credit Union
UW Credit Union is a growing, federally insured financial institution and a leading provider of a full range of financial services to University of Wisconsin communities. UW Credit Union's over 600 employees serve the financial needs of more than 245,000 members through world-class technology systems, and through a convenient network of 26 branch locations and over 100 ATMs. With assets totaling more than $2.6 billion, UW Credit Union is ranked nationally among the leading credit unions. Founded more than 85 years ago by members of the University of Wisconsin community, UW Credit Union continues to operate as a not-for-profit, member-owned financial cooperative with locations in the Madison, Milwaukee, Stevens Point, Green Bay, Oshkosh, Whitewater and La Crosse areas. Visit UW Credit Union at to learn more.

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