Photo of Andrew S. Petersen and Michael M. Grebe

MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today re-elected Andrew S. Petersen to another one-year term as president. The vote was unanimous. The Regents also re-elected Michael M. Grebe as vice president.

Regent Petersen has served on the Board since 2013 and is the Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for TDS Telecom (TDS), the seventh largest wireline telecommunications company in the United States, with headquarters in Madison. Petersen earned his Master of Business Administration from UW-Madison and Bachelor of Arts in History and Leadership Studies from Ripon College in Ripon.

Regent Grebe has served on the Board since 2015 and is the Chief Legal Officer for Aurora Health Care, the largest integrated health care system in Wisconsin. Grebe graduated from Dartmouth College and earned his law degree from the UW-Madison Law School.

Each June, the Board elects a President and Vice President. 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.


The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. More than 80 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

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