Madison – On Friday, interim UW-System President Tommy Thompson announced he would be stepping down from the post in March. State Senator Alberta Darling issued the following statement in response.
“Tommy Thompson loves Wisconsin and it showed during his leadership for the UW-System. I want to thank Tommy for his continued service to the state and for helping set a course for its future.
Wisconsin is lucky to have a leader like Tommy Thompson. He has always been there when we needed him. His leadership as Governor helped deliver the largest property tax cut in state history, gave parents educational options, and reformed our welfare system.
As UW-System President, Tommy brought that same energy, experience, and willingness to listen to higher education. He guided UW-System at a time of uncertainty and whoever replaces him will have big shoes to fill.
Good luck on your next adventure, Tommy. A grateful state thanks you for your service.”
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington, and Waukesha Counties.