Evers Appoints 3 To Board Of Regents

Governor Tony Evers appoints three new members to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

Evers announced UW-Parkside student Jennifer Staton, Angela Adams with Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin, and Eau Claire attorney and former Democratic state Representative Dana Wachs to the Board of Regents.

Wachs and Adams have been appointed to seven-year terms for seats previously held by appointees of former Republican Governor Scott Walker. Staton replaces an Evers-appointed student for a two-year term. The 18-member board oversees policies and rules for the UW System campuses.

The appoints are effective immediately but are subject to confirmation in the state Senate, where Republican leaders have not confirmed several other Evers’ appointees who are serving as Regents.