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Today, UW System President Ray Cross announced his plans to retire. I am sharing the UW System’s announcement, which you can also find HERE.

I once heard President Cross refer to the UW System as the “Department of the Future.” I will not forget that. He made it his mission to remind legislators, business leaders, scientists, teachers, artists, entrepreneurs, farmers and our state’s legion of UW System alumni of the critical role each public institution plays in changing lives and shaping a better future for everyone in Wisconsin. This says nothing of President Cross’s investment of more 40 years of his life in higher education as a dedicated faculty member and passionate administrator.

I am deeply appreciative of his leadership and service to UWO, the UW System and the state of Wisconsin. I hope you will join me in sharing gratitude.


Originally shared with the UW Oshkosh community via email on Oct. 25, 2019.