The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Karen Walsh to a one-year term as president. Walsh, a graduate of UW-Madison and previously regent vice president, succeeds Edmund Manydeeds III, who has served as president since June 2021. Regents also elected Regent Amy Blumenfeld Bogost as vice president.

“Regent President Walsh has already had a lasting and influential impact on our great university system, having overseen chancellor and president searches and speaking forcefully and passionately about public higher education,” Manydeeds said. “Her leadership will serve the Board well. Regent Bogost has also demonstrated a strong commitment to the UW System, especially to students as leader of the Education Committee.”

Each June the Board elects a President and Vice President. Walsh has served on the Board since May 2019; Bogost joined the Board in May 2020.

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