UW System interim President Tommy Thompson is resigning from his post, effective March 18.
He announced his impending departure to the UW Board on Friday, as the search committee tasked with finding a permanent president anticipated it would name a hire sometime in February.
“Tommy Thompson was the right man at the right time. His leadership has helped carry us through a pandemic and set the standard for managing during a crisis,” said University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III in a statement Friday. “As important, President Thompson has been a relentless champion of the University of Wisconsin. It showed in everything he did as System President.”