MADISON – “On behalf of the entire University of Wisconsin System, I want to express our deep sadness at the news of the death of Michael J. Spector, president emeritus of the Board of Regents. Mike was an inspirational and energetic leader, committed to his work as a Regent and steadfast in his support of the value of a strong and vibrant university system.

“Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Mike’s family, friends, and colleagues. Mike was a remarkable individual who was passionate about his work, shaping the future for the students at all UW campuses.”