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The Wisconsin Union has an annual operating budget of $50 million and employs nearly 250 full-time staff and 1500 student staff in the departments of Program & Leadership Development; Hospitality Services; Operations; Administration; and External Relations.  Over 300 student volunteers and 2,000 club members under the Wisconsin Union Directorate (WUD) produce 1,000 programs and events annually in the Union’s two main facilities – Memorial Union (1928) and Union South (1971, 2011).  As the central provider of meeting space on the campus, the Union schedules and hosts 48,000 meetings and events annually and enjoys over 5 million visitors each year.  The mission of the Wisconsin Union is to “make lifetime connections on the campus, one person at a time.”  Its organizational values include:  respect, inclusivity, relationships, learning, leadership and performance.  Founded in 1907, the Wisconsin Union is one of the oldest college unions in the United States and is a founding member of the Association of College Unions International (ACUI).