February 20th, 2023 

Contact: Senator Robert Cowles: (608) 266-0484 

Saddened to Learn of Passing of Chancellor Rebecca Blank 

MADISON– Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statement in response to the passing of former UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank: 

“I was disheartened to learn the news that former UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank passed away over the weekend. Throughout her distinguished career as both an economist and university administrator, including nearly ten years as the leader of Wisconsin’s flagship university, Chancellor Blank demonstrated a lifelong devotion to higher education and public service. I greatly admired her commitment to responsible budgeting during her chancellorship. 

“My thoughts and prayers are with her family and loved ones at this time.”