Notable Minority Executives: Keith Streicher

Director of Veterans Upward Bound, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

  • Category: Notable Minority Executives
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 4
  • Undergrad degree/university: Catholic University of America

Since joining the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as director of Veterans Upward Bound,

Keith Streicher has worked to ensure marginalized groups have a voice. He is a mentor to the 125 Veterans Upward Bound students and has implemented the “A Seat at the Table” initiative, mentoring and encouraging staff and colleagues to become more active in their community.

Outside of UWM, Streicher is a board member of Outpost Natural Foods and advocates for more collaboration between the organization and minority vendors. He is a member of numerous boards and has chaired the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee’s Annual Campaign for two consecutive years.

He has taken a hands-on role in preparing the next generation for a better future by helping oversee scholarship distribution on the Milwaukee’s Finest Scholarship Foundation board.

Streicher also works to improve the lives of veterans, LGBTQIA people, and ethnic minorities by volunteering at shelters, central city schools and veterans nursing homes.

In his first year at UWM, Streicher has increased the visibility of LGBTQIA veterans, added more women in leadership roles on the Chancellor’s Veterans Advisory Committee and provided meals to 50 homeless veteran families. He is also working with district schools to promote culturally responsive teaching practices to transform schools and shift the culture of education.

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