FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                             
June 19, 2020
CONTACT: Rep. Jim Steineke                                                                              
(608) 266-2418

Steineke Welcomes Tommy Thompson as Interim UW-System President

MADISON – Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) released the below statement following the announcement that former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will serve as the UW-System interim president:

“I am incredibly happy to see that former Governor Tommy Thompson will once again take a leadership role here in Wisconsin during these incredibly trying times. He has a track record of success that I’m confident he will bring to each and every one of our UW campuses for the betterment of university staff and students.

“Having lead Wisconsin steadily for years, I look forward to the guidance and stability he will undoubtedly bring to the UW-System. Welcome, Governor Thompson."