“I am pleased that Governor Doyle has acted promptly to fill vacancies on the Board of Regents. The chancellors and I look forward to working with the new members of the board.

“It is clear from their backgrounds and experience that the new regents know the university well and have much to offer us in their new capacity.

“We will brief the new regents as quickly as possible prior to the February Regents meeting (February 6-7 in Madison) so they can step into their new assignments with ease to ensure a smooth transition for the board.

“I also want to thank the regents who are leaving the board for their dedication to the university. They have served the UW System and its students very well, and we are grateful.”