UW System President Tommy Thompson Honored at UW-Green Bay – Green Bay News Network
UW System President Tommy Thompson Honored at UW-Green BayGreen Bay, Wis.—An appreciative crowd said farewell to UW System President (and former Wisconsin Governor) Tommy Thompson, as he made a stop at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, March 15th, 2022. Thompson visited with students at the new E-Sports Lab in the University Union, before touring the yet-to-be-dedicated Willie Davis Finance and Investment Lab, in the Cofrin School of Business. The campus community then honored Thompson in a formal program.While representatives of UW-Green Bay’s community made their way to the podium of the 1965 Room in the University Union, Thompson listened patiently.
The message was clear: Thompson has made a profound impact and was an outstanding advocate for UW-Green Bay, the UW System, the region and the state, during his tenure as President.
“I wanted to visit the campuses in my final days, not to be thanked, but to thank all of you from the bottom of my heart,” an emotional Thompson responded to members of the crowd, who made it a priority to visit with Thompson during the University’s Spring Break. “Next to the people of Wisconsin, the UW is our greatest asset, our greatest resource,” he said. “I love this University, and you have done an outstanding job.