Gov. Tony Evers taps former Kenosha County exec, UW-Green Bay student to UW Board of Regents | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday tapped two new members to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents — a former Kenosha County executive and a UW-Green Bay student.

Jim Kreuser has more than three decades of experience in public service, according to the governor’s office. He represented Kenosha in the state Assembly from 1993 to 2008 and then served as Kenosha County executive from 2008 to 2022. He was a first-generation college student at UW-Parkside where he earned two degrees.

Kreuser fills the seat of Regent Scott Beightol and will serve a seven-year term ending in 2030.

UW-Green Bay student Evan Brenkus will serve a two-year appointment as student regent and take the seat of UW-Stevens Point student Brianna Tucker. Brenkus studies mathematics and works as a resident mentor on campus. A member of the First Nations, he is involved in the Intertribal Student Council and Student Government Association. Brenkus replaces UW-Stevens Point student Brianna Tucker.

Evers also reappointed Joan Prince to a seven-year term. He named Prince, a former UW-Milwaukee administrator, to the board in February to fill a vacancy left when Regent Tracey Klein stepped down from her seat a year early.

Campaign finance records show Kreuser donated about $9,000 to Democratic candidates over the past three decades, according to the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. Prince gave $100 to Evers in 2020 and another $100 in 2022. She’s donated about $3,800 to other Democratic candidates since 2001.

The 18-member UW Board of Regents passes policies and rules for campuses, sets admissions standards, approves university budgets and grants tenure appointments to faculty members.

Source: Gov. Tony Evers names 2 more to UW Board of Regents

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