MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents re-elected its leadership on Friday (June 11), asking Toby E. Marcovich of Superior to continue in his post as president and David G. Walsh of Madison to again serve as vice president.

Marcovich, chair of the Regents’ Executive Committee, was first elected president in June 2003. Nominated by former Gov. Tommy Thompson, he began his service as a UW regent in 1997 and previously served as chair of the Regents’ Business and Finance and Personnel Review committees.

The unanimous votes to re-elect the board leaders came after regents agreed on the need for continuity in the coming year, especially given the search for a new UW System president and the challenges ahead regarding the 2005-07 state budget.

A partner in the Marcovich, Cochrane, Milliken and Swanson law firm in Superior, Marcovich is a current member of the Lawyer Pilots Bar Association and the American Academy of Trial Lawyers. Marcovich earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and law degree from UW-Madison.

Walsh was appointed to the Board of Regents in April 2003. He serves as chair of the search committee for a new UW System president, as vice chair of the Business and Finance Committee and also is a member of the Personnel Matters Review Committee. A partner in the Madison law office of Foley & Lardner, he represents cable television and telephone companies and is general counsel to the Wisconsin Cable Communications Association. He owns several cable systems in Wisconsin and is also an owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball team.

Walsh serves on the UW HealthStar Advisory Board, the Future Madison Board of Directors, and the UW Athletic Advisory Board. He is a graduate of UW-Madison and received his law degree from Harvard Law School.

The board on Friday also unanimously re-elected several other board officers, including Board Secretary Judith A. Temby, Assistant Board Secretary Cheryle Goplin, Trust Officer Deborah Durcan and Assistant Trust Officers Patricia Brady and Douglas Hoerr.  Board officers serve one-year terms.

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