Laura HensenExecutive Director of the Kohl's Center for Retailing | Executive Director of the Office of Strategic Partnershipsshe/her/hers

As executive director of the Kohl’s Center for Retailing, I am responsible for developing relationships between our internal School of Human Ecology community and external partners. During my time working in the global retail industry, I crafted a purposeful vision for my work rooted in learning and listening to colleagues, peers, and customers, which enabled me to build and inspire empowered, high-performing, and collaborative teams — a vision and approach that I bring with me to my work at the school.

I return to the University of Wisconsin as a proud alum and believe the School of Human Ecology’s long-standing human-centered approach is more important than ever. Together, we will develop transformational leaders prepared to create positive social and economic impact.

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  • Consumer Science


  • BA, Marketing, University of Wisconsin–Madison


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