MADISON, Wis. — After about a year and a half as the interim leader of the University of Wisconsin System, former governor Tommy Thompson is stepping down from the role.
In a letter to UW System Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III Friday, Thompson said his resignation will be effective March 18.
Thompson was sworn in as the interim head of the UW System in July of 2020, and was charged with leading the state’s public universities through the coronavirus pandemic.
“While challenging on many fronts, we worked together to continue to provide the quality of education our students deserve and parents expect,” Thompson said in his resignation letter. “We not only performed but prevailed in our fight against COVID’s deleterious impact on our universities and our communities — and in doing so we made our campuses some of the safest places in Wisconsin.”...
Ken Notes: He will be missed! I have long been a Tommy Thompson fan because he is Wisconsin`s #1 cheerleader. I would now put him in charge of building Wisconsin`s rail system using the Infrastructure Bill funds.
- - Volume: 10 - WEEK: 2 Date: 1/7/2022 9:33:00 AM -