Michael J. Falbo began his appointment as Interim President of the University of Wisconsin System on March 21, 2022.
He was appointed as a Regent on the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents in 2004 and served until 2015. He was elected by the Board to positions of vice president (2012–2013) and president (2013–2015) during his term. He is former chairman and chief executive officer of State Financial Services Corporation, acquired by Associated Banc-Corp of Green Bay in 2005, part of a successful four-decade career in the banking industry. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Business and Accounting from the University of Wisconsin–Parkside and is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. A veteran of the United States Army, Vietnam Medic Corps, he is married 50 years to his wife, Sheila. They have two married daughters, three granddaughters, and a grandson.