January 7th, 2022 

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

Cowles Issues Statement on Thompson Resignation 

GREEN BAY– Senator Robert Cowles (R-Green Bay) released the following statement after the announcement that University of Wisconsin System Interim-President Governor Tommy G. Thompson has planned to step down as System President on March 18th, 2022: 

“Governor Thompson’s presence and leadership will be sorely missed at the University of Wisconsin (UW). His charisma, drive, energy, and passion remain unrivaled and it was clear Tommy was the man to lead UW in this time. I don’t believe that anyone else could have successfully navigated the challenges of the pandemic, kept campuses open, maintained the quality of education for the students, all while reporting that every campus in the UW system was financially stable and long inherited problems had been improved. I am grateful to Tommy for his willingness to serve in times of need and lead by example. UW was fortunate to have a leader and advocate as strong as Tommy Thompson by its side.”