Anu and Satya Nadella

Anu and Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella earned a master’s degree in computer science from UWM in 1990. He received the UWM Chancellor’s Innovation Award in 2013 for his leadership of Microsoft’s Server & Tools Division, and in 2014, he became the third CEO of Microsoft. In 2019, he was named Financial Times’ Person of the Year and Fortune magazine’s Businessperson of the Year.

Anu Nadella is a community leader in Seattle, Washington. She and her husband are committed to being champions for organizations that create opportunities for community participation for people with disabilities, as well as supporting public health and educational endeavors. Anu serves as Chair of the Seattle Children’s Foundation Board of Trustees and is a research ambassador for the Arrowsmith Program. Anu earned a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Mangalore University in India.


The Nadellas founded the Fund for Diversity in Tech Education at UWM to encourage students from marginalized and underserved communities to enroll in computer science, data science, and information technology programs. The fund provides scholarships and student services such as advising, mentoring, tutoring, and emergency grant support to help students remain successful in pursuing their degrees.

“We know that while talent is everywhere, opportunity is not. And when people have access to education and skilling, they create new opportunities for themselves and their communities,” said Satya and Anu Nadella. “It is our hope that others will join us in working to create new opportunities for students from Milwaukee’s underserved communities to learn, gain new skills, and grow their economic opportunity, which in turn will benefit the broader community and help this region thrive in the digital economy.”