MADISON – The state’s chamber of commerce and largest business association Monday praised the selection of Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce Rebecca M. Blank to serve as the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer said:
“Secretary Blank has impeccable credentials in the business arena, having served at the very pinnacle of the U.S. Department of Commerce for four years. As an economist, she will bring a welcome perspective to the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Our business community understands that UW-Madison is vitally important to economic development, and we look forward to working with the new chancellor to foster economic growth and prosperity for our state.”
Blank was chosen by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents. The UW Board of Regents is expected to vote April 5 to approve her selection. She is expected to begin serving as Chancellor in July.
Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce is the state’s chamber of commerce and largest business association.
For Further Information Contact:
Kurt R. Bauer, (608) 258-3400