Thompson Ends UW System President Run

Tommy Thompson’s time as University of Wisconsin System president is over.

Thompson stepped down Thursday. Wisconsin’s former long-time governor took over as interim system president in 2020, and announced plans to retire earlier this year.

Milwaukee lawyer Jay Rothman will take over as System president on June 1st.

Thompson might run for governor again. He served four terms in the 80s and 90s. He says he will make his decision in April.