Former GOP Gov. Tommy Thompson was appointed interim president of the UW System today, one week after the only finalist to replace the retiring Ray Cross pulled out of the process.
Regent President Andrew Petersen, an appointee of former Gov. Scott Walker, made the appointment after consulting with the board at yesterday’s meeting.
In a statement, Petersen said he asked Thompson to take on the interim role because of his legacy of bringing people together. The appointment is effective July 1.
“Governor Thompson is a statesman who offers the kind of leadership the UW System needs right now,” Pe...
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