Carl B. Hampton is Special Assistant to Vice Provost & Chief Diversity Officer (VPCDO)
Patrick J. Sims at UW-Madison. Responsibilities include coordinating the
VPCDO’s efforts with the long-range diversity agenda of the university in the areas
of strategic planning, program review, and alignment with the campus vision.
Previously, he served as an Assistant to Dane County Executive Kathleen M. Falk in
Madison, Wisconsin, where he was the chief advisor, liaison and policy staffer on human
services, criminal justice and diversity issues.
Prior to his work at the Dane County Government Executive’s Office, Mr.
Hampton was a Legislative Liaison, External Relations Coordinator and Policy
Advisor to Wisconsin Governor James E. Doyle where he lobbied the State
Legislature and Wisconsin federal delegation, managed outreach to external policy
stakeholders, and was the chief advisor on workforce development, criminal justice
and diversity policy. Mr. Hampton also served United States Senator Russell D.
Feingold in the State of Wisconsin and Washington, DC as Field and Regional
Coordinator and Legislative Aide managing constituency outreach in the state and
advising on legal, housing, community development and Native American tribal
policy issues. He also served as a public interest lawyer serving diverse
constituencies in bankruptcy, family, children and criminal law courts.
Mr. Hampton currently serves on the Wisconsin Diversity Council, which is the
statewide affiliate of the National Diversity Council. He is also a member of the
Urban League of Greater Madison Young Professionals and the Madison Network
of Black Professionals. Mr. Hampton is currently a second year PhD student in the
UW-Madison Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis with a
specialty in Higher, Postsecondary and Continuing Education.