UW-O Chancellor Looks Forward To Working With New President

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt made the following statement Friday afternoon regarding the appointment of Jay O. Rothman as president of the University of Wisconsin System:

“I share congratulations and a warm welcome to incoming UW System President Jay Rothman. It is clear he values the transformative roles UWO and UW System play in our state and beyond. And I’m delighted he sees their potential, with strong advocacy, innovation and investment, to generate more learners, leaders, discoveries and growth. I look forward to serving with him and helping introduce him to our UWO campuses and community members in the months to come.”

Rothman, 62, is chairman and CEO of the law firm Foley & Lardner LLP in Milwaukee. His appointment begins June 1 and he will earn $550,000 annually. He was recommended to the full Board of Regents by a Special Regent Committee following interviews this week with the committee, chancellors, shared governance representatives and UW System executive leadership.