University of Wisconsin System
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Statements on Gerald Whitburn’s resignation from the UW-System Board of Regents


By - Jan 23rd, 2020 05:11 pm

MADISON, Wis.—Gerald Whitburn has notified the Governor and the University of Wisconsin System of his immediate resignation from the UW System Board of Regents. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, UW System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen, and UW System President Ray Cross issued these statements today regarding Whitburn’s announcement:


“I thank Gerald Whitburn for his service to Wisconsin. Being a Regent is hard, important work, and he handled it always with statesmanship and decency. He will be missed on the Board of Regents.”—Tony Evers, Wisconsin Governor


“Regent Gerald Whitburn’s commitment to his role as Regent was extraordinary, and his passion and experience will be missed by those who served with him. Gerald Whitburn is a public servant who always advocatedfor Wisconsin students and the integrity of public higher education.”—Andrew S. Petersen, UW System Board of Regents President


Regent Whitburn’s diligent leadership will be missed on the Board of Regents. His dedication to the University of Wisconsin System has made the UW a better place for students to succeed and more accountable to the public.”—Ray Cross, UW System President

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