Regent Mark Bradley brought greetings from the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents in remarks to an audience of nearly 2,000 attending Saturday’s mid-year commencement at UW-Green Bay.
Bradley, of Wausau, is an attorney and one of the longest-tenured members of the citizen board that oversees the state’s public university system. He was first appointed to the Regents in 2003.
He reminded the Weidner Center gathering of graduates, their families and friends that they should take pride in a UW System that ranks among the largest, most successful and respected in the world. He also praised UW-Green Bay and its problem-focused interdisciplinary education.
“UW-Green Bay is certainly one of the jewels in the crown of the University of Wisconsin System,” he said, adding, “UWGB is answering the call to make this state a better place to live and work.”
Bradley also encouraged the December graduates to give back to their communities… and also their alma mater. “I hope you will answer the call to be a strong advocate for public higher education in Wisconsin.”