Thompson To Exit In March

Interim UW System President Tommy Thompson will resign his post in March.

In a letter to Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds, Thompson said he took in interim position with the understanding he was needed, and that it would be temporary.

Wisconsin’s longest serving governor was brought aboard in July 2020, after a failed search to find a replacement for the retiring Ray Cross. In his letter, Thompson noted the regents will soon identify a candidate to become the full-time president.