Gov. Tony Evers appoints new UW Regents, securing control of board long led by GOP appointees | State & Regional | wiscnews.com
Gov. Tony Evers on Friday appointed a medical group CEO to the UW Board of Regents, tipping the political balance of a board long led by Republican appointees who passed policies for University of Wisconsin System campuses opposed by many faculty and staff.The appointment of Ashok Rai, president and CEO of Green Bay-based Prevea Health, potentially sets the stage for the first contested election for board president in nearly a decade. Whoever emerges as board president will likely play a major role in selecting the next System president.