About the Regents

John Robert BehlingAppointed: May 1, 2012

Weld, Riley, Prenn & Ricci, S.C.
3624 Oakwood Hills Parkway
Eau Claire, WI 54701


John Robert Behling is the Executive Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and General Counsel for Smart Sand, Inc. Smart Sand is a leading supplier of industrial sand serving customers in the oil and gas industry.

Prior to joining Smart Sand, Behling was the Vice President of the Weld, Riley law firm. Behling also previously served as an aide to Governor Tommy Thompson in both Washington D.C. and Madison, Wisconsin.

Behling earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

bradleyAppointed: May 1, 2003

Term Expires: May 1, 2017

Ruder Ware, LLSC
P.O. Box 8050
500 First St., Suite 8000
Wausau, WI 54402-8050


Mark J. Bradley is an attorney with the law firm of Ruder Ware, LLSC, with offices in Wausau and Eau Claire. He is past president of the firm and currently a member of its Board of Directors. He previously worked for the University of Wisconsin System as a budget analyst and an assistant to the UW System senior vice president. Currently, Bradley is a trustee of the B.A. and Esther Greenheck Foundation and director of the Elwyn J. Remington Foundation and the May Family Foundation. He is a graduate of UW-Madison, where he also received a law degree.

Term Ends: May 1, 2021JDelgado photo

Ridgeview Office Center I, Suite 290
N16W23217 Stone Ridge Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188


José Delgado oversaw the creation of American Transmission Company (ATC), the first multi-state transmission-only utility in the U.S., serving initially as President and Chief Executive Officer, and later as Executive Chairman of the Board.  He retired from ATC in 2010.  Delgado previously spent 27 years at Wisconsin Electric Power Co., now We Energies, beginning as an electrical engineer and eventually serving as Vice President of Electric System Operations.  He has been a member of many boards, committees, and task forces, including the UW-Milwaukee Chancellor’s Council of Corporate Sponsors and the School of Business Advisory Council.

Delgado earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University, as well as a master’s degree in business administration from UW-Milwaukee.

Tony Evers

Service Began: July 1, 2009

Wisconsin Dept of Public Instruction
PO Box 7841, 125 South Webster Street
Madison, WI 53707-7841


Dr. Tony Evers was elected to the nonpartisan office of state superintendent of public instruction in April 2009 and re-elected in 2013. Tony has served the students, parents, and citizens of Wisconsin for more than 35 years as an educator. He served as deputy state superintendent from 2001 to 2009. From 1992 to 2001, Tony was the chief administrator of Cooperative Educational Service Agency 6, based in Oshkosh, which serves 42 school districts in east central Wisconsin. Prior to this position, Tony served as superintendent of the Verona and Oakfield school districts, and he was a high school principal, elementary school principal, teacher of gifted and talented children, and technology coordinator in Tomah. Born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Tony graduated from Plymouth High School, and went on to UW-Madison, where he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees and a doctorate in educational administration

falboRegent President

Term Expires: May 1, 2015

N65W28587 Fairlane Drive
Hartland, WI 53029
(414) 202-3817


Michael J. Falbo was the former chairman and chief executive officer of State Financial Services Corporation. The company was the fifth-largest bank holding company in Wisconsin and was acquired in 2005 by Associated Banc-Corp of Green Bay where Falbo took on the role of chairman of Associated Community Development, LLC. Falbo earned his bachelor’s of science degree from UW-Parkside. He is also an alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking at UW-Madison. Falbo is on the advisory board for Alverno College School of Business. He is a veteran of the United States Army, Vietnam Medic Corps.

farrowTerm Expires: 2020



Margaret Farrow’s career in government began in Elm Grove Village, first as Village Trustee from 1976 to 1981 and then as President from 1981 to 1987. She was elected to the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1986, then to the State Senate in 1989 through a special election, being re-elected in 1990, 1994 and 1998. In May 2001 Farrow was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 42nd Lieutenant Governor. As Lieutenant Governor, she served as chair of the Governor’s Work-Based Learning Board, co-chair of the Governor’s Task Force on Invasive Species, and chair of the Wisconsin’s Women’s Council. Farrow authored and served as vice chair of the SAVE Commission and was appointed by Governor Thompson to serve on the Governor’s Blue-Ribbon Commission on State-Local Partnerships for the 21st Century, where she worked to advance reform initiatives that reduce the cost of government. Farrow also served on the Governor’s Blue Ribbon Task Force on Passenger Rail.

More recently, Farrow has turned her attention to non-profit activities, chairing the Priest Review Board for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the board of WisconsinEye, and helping to create and chairing the Waukesha County Action Network (WCAN). Since receiving her Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Education from Marquette University, Farrow has received numerous awards from groups, communities, and her high school and college. She was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Law degree by Marquette University in 2008. Margaret is married to John Farrow; they have five sons, all living in Wisconsin.

Term Expires: May 1, 2021Regent Eve Hall

African American Chamber of Commerce
633 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 603
Milwaukee, WI 53203



Term Expires: May 1, 2016NHarsy photo

333 East Campus Mall, #3136
Madison, WI 53715


Nicolas Harsy is a student at UW-Madison, studying computer science.  He serves as the nontraditional student Regent.  He is a member of multiple student organizations, including Wisconsin Superbikes; Wisconsin Gun Club; and Veterans, Educators, and Traditional Students (V.E.T.S.).

Harsy served almost five years in the United States Marine Corps and was honorably discharged in 2013.  He is currently in the Inactive Reserves with the rank of Sergeant.

higginsTerm Expires: May 1, 2018

ChiRho Services
PO Box 2602,
Appleton, WI 54912-2602


Tim Higgins, of Appleton, Wisconsin, is the owner and principal of ChiRho Services, a consulting firm that works with health care providers to improve patient outcomes, increase patient satisfaction and reduce total cost of care by promoting understanding and fostering communication among stakeholders.

A community activist dedicated to meeting the needs of the Fox Valley, Higgins serves as a member of the Board of IndUS of Fox Valley, an Indo-American friendship organization organized in 1999 by members of the Fox Valley India Association. He has served on the boards of directors of the Family Service Association of the Fox Valley, United Way Fox Cities, Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce, Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region and the Local Emergency Assistance Valley Evangelical Network (LEAVEN).

Higgins earned an undergraduate degree in economics from UW-Madison in 1977 and later earned a law degree from IIT-Chicago Kent College of Law. He has served two terms on the Wisconsin Alumni Association national board and earned the Alumni Advocate of the Year Award in 2005.

Edmund Manydeeds IIIAppointed: May 1, 2010

Richie, Guettinger & Manydeeds, S.C.
PO Box 1457
Eau Claire, WI 54702


Edmund Manydeeds is an attorney with Richie, Guettinger & Manydeeds in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Superior and received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mr. Manydeeds was appointed by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin to the Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility (now known as the Office of Lawyer Regulation) from January of 1990 to December of 1995. He was reappointed to the Board of Attorneys Professional Responsibility during its reconstruction by the Supreme Court serving from February 3, 2000 to September 30, 2000. Mr. Manydeeds has served as a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Judicial Selection from January 2003 to December 2010. He is also a member of the Appointment Selection Committee appointed by the Supreme Court of Wisconsin for a three-year term of May 1, 2009 to April 30, 2012.

Regent Vice PresidentMillner Photo Feb-2015

Appointed: May 1, 2012

P.O. Box 167
Madison, WI 53701-0167


Regina Millner’s career in commercial real estate as a lawyer, consultant, appraiser, and broker spans more than 30 years. During these years, she founded two consulting companies and worked with public and private sector clients on a variety of complex real estate projects. Millner serves in leadership roles on several for-profit corporate boards. Active in the Madison community, she has chaired boards of numerous organizations including: Meriter Hospital and Meriter Health Services;Wisconsin Alumni Association; Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra; Downtown Madison, Inc; Madison Children’s Museum; and Rotary Club of Madison. Recognition for her service includes Madison Community Foundation’s Leadership Award and DMI’s Community Asset Award. She is currently on the UW-Madison Athletic Board, Chazen Art Museum Council and Wisconsin Museum Task Force. Millner earned her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Master of Science in Real Estate and Urban Land Economics from the UW-Madison School of Business, and Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

muellerTerm Expires: 2020

5 Sauk Creek Circle
Madison, WI 53717


Janice Mueller served the state of Wisconsin for almost 35 years, including directing the work of the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau as Wisconsin State Auditor from 1998 to 2011. Prior to her appointment as State Auditor, she served in various roles at the Legislative Audit Bureau, as a fiscal analyst at the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, and as an assistant to the director of the state’s Medical Assistance program. Mueller has also contributed to many national, state, and local professional organizations.

Mueller earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Central Michigan University and completed a management and leadership skills development program from the Legislative Staff Management Institute at the University of Minnesota Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs.

petersenService Began: 2013

Service Expires: N/A

TDS Telecommunications Corp.
525 Junction Road, Suite 7000
Madison, WI 53717


Andrew “Drew” Petersen serves as Vice President-External Affairs and Corporate Communications for TDS Telecommunications Corp. (TDS), the seventh largest wireline telecommunications company in the United States, with headquarters in Madison, Wisconsin. Petersen directs the nationwide corporate communications, legislative, regulatory, public relations and charitable giving operations for TDS. He also serves as chief corporate spokesperson for TDS.

Petersen is active in the civic community of Madison and the state of Wisconsin. His professional and community leadership includes serving as President of the Wisconsin Technical College System Board, Trustee for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Organization of Dane County, and incoming President of the Madison Club Board of Directors. Additionally, he has served on the Parish School and Family Board of Directors for his church. Petersen earned his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Leadership Studies from Ripon College in Ripon, Wisconsin. He and his wife, Laura Imhoff Petersen, and their children live in the Town of Middleton.

pruittAppointed: May 1, 2003

Term Expires: May 1, 2016

A.B. Data, Ltd.
600 A B Data Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53217


Charles Pruitt is a partner and co-managing director of the A.B. Data Group – a marketing and data processing firm with 120 employees headquartered in Milwaukee. He is member of the Board of COA Youth and Family Centers, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation and several other community organizations. Pruitt began his professional career as an assistant professor of Political Science at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn, and previously served as a member of the Milwaukee Task Force on Youth Crime and Violence and the President’s Marketing Task Force for Macalester College, where he earned his bachelor’s degree. Pruitt earned both his M.A. and Ph.D in Government from Harvard University. He currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities.

Term Expires: May 1, 2015APurath photo

5244 Zachary Drive
Mount Pleasant, WI 53403

Anicka Purath is a student at UW-La Crosse, double majoring in Political Science and Public Administration, with a minor in Criminal Justice. She has been an active member of many organizations on campus, including the UW-L Student Association, Political Science and Public Administration Association, Pre-Law Association and Volunteering Within. She also serves as an Eagle Guide at UW-La Crosse, mentoring new first-year students throughout orientation. In addition to her campus involvement, she has spent much of her time volunteering for various organizations within the La Crosse community.

Upon graduation, Purath hopes to attend law school and earn a Juris Doctor. She is a graduate of Racine Lutheran High School.

vasquezNominated: February 12, 2008

Term Expires: May 1, 2016

2657 Lefeber Avenue
Wauwatosa, WI 53213


José Vásquez is the Chief Operating Officer at La Casa de Esperanza in Waukesha. He has approximately 40 years of management experience in the private sector, county government, and education, including at the technical college and university level. He served as District Director for University of Wisconsin-Extension in southeast Wisconsin and also served as a member of the board at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). In addition to his board service at MATC, he has served on numerous boards, ranging from small community based organizations to medical organizations, cultural and art organizations, and educational organizations at the primary and higher education levels.

Vásquez holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas and a master’s degree in educational rehabilitation counseling from UW-Milwaukee.

Appointed: January 13, 2003David G. Walsh

Term Expires: May 1, 2015

Foley & Lardner
P.O. Box 1497, 150 E. Gilman St.
Madison, WI 53701-1497
(608) 258-4269


David G. Walsh is a partner in the Madison office of Foley & Lardner, a national law firm. He recently served as a member of its management committee. He has represented communications entities for more than 30 years, developing particular skill in cable television and telecommunications law. Walsh has served as primary counsel in a number of significant litigations involving telecommunications law. He counsels and represents business clients in all phases of business activity, and has an extensive estate planning practice. Walsh has served as an adjunct lecturer at the UW-Madison Law School. He is a former owner of the Milwaukee Brewers baseball club, and serves on a number of for-profit corporations. He is a former chairman of the University of Wisconsin Business School Advisory Board and received the Distinguished Business Alumnus Award from the UW Business School in 1997. He is a 1965 graduate of UW-Madison and received its Distinguished Alumni Award in 2011. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1970. A Vietnam veteran, Walsh was a Lt. JG in the United States Navy in Southeast Asia in 1967-68.

Term Expires: May 1, 2018Gerald Whitburn

827 Parcher Street
Wausau, WI 54403


Gerald Whitburn is the retired Chairman and CEO of Church Mutual Insurance Company in Merrill, Wisconsin, the nation’s leading insurer of Houses of Worship. He is past Chairman of the Property Casualty Insurers of America, the industry’s largest trade association. Earlier in his career he served as Labor Secretary in Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services in both Wisconsin and Massachusetts.

A native of Merrill, Wisconsin, Whitburn received his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and History from UW-Oshkosh and Master of Arts degree in Political Science from UW-Madison. He has also studied management at the Kennedy School and the Business School at Harvard and at the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Whitburn serves on the board of the River Valley Bank and the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, and he represents Wisconsin on the Midwest Higher Education Compact.