Business attorney to be University of Wisconsin's president
Posted: Jan 21, 2022 3:41 PM CDT
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders have chosen prominent business attorney Jay Rothman as the next system president.
The pick Friday comes after the system went almost two years without a permanent leader.
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson has been serving as interim president since Ray Cross retired in June 2020.
Rothman has served as chairman and CEO of Foley & Lardner since 2011.
He joined the firm in 1986 and has been a partner since 1994.
He has no experience administering higher education.
He beat out UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt to win the job.