MADISON – Senator Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) released the following statement regarding Tommy Thompson’s announcement that he will resign on March 18 as President of the University of Wisconsin System:

“When Governor Thompson took the helm of the UW System, it was because Wisconsin needed strong leadership for a critical institution at a difficult time. Tommy was the perfect man for the job.

“Throughout his tenure, he vigorously pursued the System’s mission of providing the best possible education while energetically tackling unprecedented challenges. No admirer of Tommy, including myself, was surprised that once again Tommy Thompson proved he’s a man Wisconsin can count on to give his entire self for the people of Wisconsin.

“Thank you, Tommy, for your decades of service, for stepping up at a time of great need, and for providing unifying, visionary leadership for Wisconsin. I wish you well in all that comes next.”

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