01 Jul Tommy Thompson takes office as UW System President, seeks feedback
Tommy Thompson takes office as UW System President, seeks feedback from public and university community.
As Tommy Thompson takes office today as President of the University of Wisconsin System, his transition team is announcing creation of the “Listening Post” for Wisconsin residents and UW students, faculty, and staff to ask questions and offer ideas.
The Listening Post, and a message from Thompson, is available on the UW System website president’s page.
“Tommy Thompson will begin his tenure as UW System’s ‘Listener-in-Chief,’” said Tom Loftus, the former Wisconsin Assembly Speaker, Ambassador to Norway, and Board of Regents member who co-chairs the transition team. “He will collect ideas, feedback, and questions from the people the UW System serves.”
Scott Neitzel, former Department of Administration secretary who is the other transition co-chair, said Thompson has already begun preparing for the job.
“Tommy is ready to lead the UW System,” Neitzel said. “He will be collaborative, yet decisive.”