Carl Wesley, Ed.D, President and CEO (Ex Officio)
Carl Wesley is currently the President and CEO of the Center for Self-Sufficiency (CFSS), a non-profit agency located in Milwaukee dedicated to transforming the community through supporting individuals, families, and returning citizens.
Carl returned to Milwaukee to lead CFSS in 2015 after serving in a variety of increasingly responsible roles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
He was previously the assistant director of P.E.O.P.L.E. (Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the most comprehensive precollege-through-college programs in the United States. Prior to his position at UW-Madison, Carl served as Interim Director of Multicultural Educational Resource Center and University Diversity Initiatives, Director of Precollege Programs, and Retention Coordinator. Throughout his professional career Carl has been instrumental in providing intensive college preparatory, student mentoring, racial identity development training, and retention services to students, staff, faculty and community members. Carl has worked on a number of leadership committees dedicated to enhancing students and community members lives. He has utilized his experience in working with youth to develop a unique organic mentoring model for both youth and young adults. He developed this model during his career at UW- Platteville and he improved and implemented it shortly after his arrival to CFSS.
Carl has a B.S. in Criminal Justice, and two master’s degrees: one in Adult Education and the other in Counseling Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He also holds a doctorate degree in Education from Edgewood College in Madison, WI.