President Cross accepted Jessica Tormey’s resignation effective January 29. Ms. Tormey has served the UW System since 2007, and most recently served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of University Relations.

Ms. Tormey made a personal choice to leave the organization based upon a personal mistake and how media coverage of those decisions potentially reflected on the UW System.

In the weeks ahead, President Cross will determine how to best fill the Chief of Staff and Vice President roles.  In the interim, Office of Administration Vice President Rob Cramer will assist in managing and supporting her team. Cramer has more than 20 years of experience in higher education and state government.