Credentials: EdD (she/her)
Position title: Dean of Students
Dean of Students Office
70 Bascom Hall
500 Lincoln Drive
Madison, WI 53706
Due to COVID-19, student office hours will take place virtually.
If you would like to schedule a meeting with Dean Olstad during office hours, please contact Kathy Kuno.
Student advocacy departments
Christina Olstad has served in various roles in student affairs and has nearly twenty years of experience in higher education administration, residential life and housing, student activities, and leadership development. Christina received undergraduate and master’s degrees in social work at Augsburg University and an Ed.D. in educational leadership and policy studies at the University of Vermont.
Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Christina served as the Interim Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. She held previous positions at Augsburg University, University of New England, University of Vermont, and Semester at Sea. Her academic interests include social justice education, developing intercultural competence, supporting students in recovery, financial literacy, crisis response and innovative approaches to retention and persistence to graduation. Outside of work she enjoys working out, hiking, and spending time with friends and family.