Madison, WI – Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) released the following statement regarding the appointment of former Governor Tommy G. Thompson as the Interim President of the University of Wisconsin System.
“I think Governor Thompson is a perfect fit for this challenging interim position at the University of Wisconsin. His knowledge, expertise, style and experience will be an asset to all of us as we negotiate difficult budgets and select another leader for the UW System.
Tommy is originally from Elroy, which is in my Senate district. I know that he will bring the commonsense, rural values he is known for to this role. He has a proven ability to bring people together in difficult situations. Frankly, he knows what he is doing and I can’t wait to see what he does with this job.”