Dr. Rolf Wegenke, president of the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) Statement on Wisconsin Supreme Court McAdams v. Marquette Decision:
The Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU) responded to the Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, McAdams v. Marquette. WAICU filed an amicus brief in this case, urging deference to enactments of the Wisconsin legislature and actions of the executive branch which provide that particular state laws do not affect the governance of these colleges and universities. In its amicus brief filed with the court, the Association cited the many instances where the Wisconsin legislative and executive branches have, over the decades, chosen to carefully respect the independence of private colleges and universities. Colleges and universities will be reviewing the decision for possible impact on shared governance and employment policies.