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MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Amy Bogost to a one-year term as President. Bogost, a graduate of UW-Madison and previously Regent Vice President, succeeds Karen Walsh, who has served as President since June 2022. Regents also elected Regent Kyle Weatherly as Vice President.

Each June, the Board elects a President and Vice President. Bogost has served on the Board since May 2020; Weatherly also joined the Board in May 2020.

Among other duties, the Board President designates Board committee membership, signs all diplomas and contracts issued by the Board, and speaks on behalf of the Board with the Governor and legislative groups.

“I am extremely honored to serve as President of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, and I am grateful to my fellow Regents for their trust they have placed in me,” Bogost said. “I look forward to partnering with President Rothman and my Board colleagues to pursue the goals of our strategic plan and expand opportunities for every person in this state to achieve a degree from one of our great Universities. Education is truly the great equalizer as well as the primary pathway to economic mobility. I pledge to work as hard as I can to help our state’s greatest economic engine thrive.”

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Regent Bogost practices law as a civil rights attorney dealing with victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence, including expertise in Title IX. She has provided training on implementing Title IX at Tribal colleges and has played a pivotal role in organizing, teaching, and collaborating with the Southwest Center for Law and Policy’s National Trial Tribal College, co-sponsored and located at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Bogost is committed to advancing educational equity and disability rights and has also dedicated her legal skills to advocating on behalf of students and families with learning differences and other disabilities. Bogost currently sits on the Milwaukee-based HIR Wellness Center Board, a nonprofit organization that believes in a multi-systemic and integrated approach to providing high-quality mental health and wellness care. She holds a Juris Doctorate from Chicago Kent College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from UW-Madison. She, her husband, and their three adult children are lifelong residents of Wisconsin, where they have all earned degrees from UW-Madison.

“I am honored to serve as Vice President,” Weatherly said. “Aside from my family, the Universities of Wisconsin are most responsible for the exceptional opportunities I have had in life. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure similar opportunities extend to all Wisconsinites.”

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