MADISON—Gov. Scott Walker announced the appointments Friday of two new members to the UW System Board of Regents, including Eau Claire businessman Jason Plante.
Plante, vice president of Market & Johnson in Eau Claire, is a graduate of UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in marketing. He has been active in several community organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters, Boys & Girls Club, Eau Claire Economic Development Corp. and Momentum West.
Walker also announced the appointment of Grantsburg’s Cris Peterson, owner and chief financial officer of Four Cubs Farm, and the reappointment of Gerald Whitburn of Wausau. The appointments are subject to confirmation by the state Senate.
Plante is replacing Margaret Farrow, who resigned in December, and Peterson is replacing Tim Higgins, whose seven-year term ends in May.
The Board of Regents is an 18-member body responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the UW System, planning to meet future needs of collegiate education, setting admissions standards and policies, reviewing and approving university budgets, and establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual institutions are allowed to operate.