Gov. Walker appoints three to Board of Regents
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced the appointments of Margaret Farrow, Janice Mueller, and Joshua Inglett to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Monday, June 10.
Farrow is a former lieutenant governor of Wisconsin, former state legislator, and former president of the Elm Grove Village Board. She is also the first woman in Wisconsin history to hold the office of lieutenant governor. Prior to her years of elected public service, Farrow served as a substitute teacher and real estate agent. Since leaving office, she continues to be active in civic and community groups. Farrow resides in Pewaukee with her husband John.
"Margaret is going to serve the Board of Regents with the same poise and dignity as she has shown throughout her entire career in public life," Governor Walker said. "Margaret's extensive experience, coupled with her sterling reputation, will serve the Board of Regents very well."
Mueller was appointed by the Wisconsin State Legislature in 1998 to serve as the state auditor within the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau; she retired from the post in 2011 and was honored with a Joint Resolution of the Legislature for her 35 years as a devoted public servant. She is also the first woman to be appointed state auditor. She has a long and distinguished career in finance, serving as a legislative fiscal analyst in the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, and as a program evaluation supervisor and executive assistant in the Legislative Audit Bureau prior to her time as state auditor. Mrs. Mueller has also notably served on the United States Comptroller General's Advisory Council on Government Auditing Standards, the National Fiscal Sustainability Task Force of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board, and the Advisory Board of the Accounting and Information Systems Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison's School of Business. In 2012, she received the "Distinguished Service Award" from the National State Auditors Association. Mueller resides in Madison with her husband Joel.
"Janice's extensive résumé and expertise with state finances will bring additional oversight and transparency to the UW System," Governor Walker said. "I'm confident she will make a fantastic regent and will use her depth of experience to improve the UW System."
Inglett is a University of Wisconsin-Platteville student who is majoring in Engineering Physics while minoring in both Mathematics and Business Administration. He is the "traditional student" appointee for the Board of Regents. Mr. Inglett is a native of Portage. (The board's "non-traditional" student regent is UW-Parkside's Tracy Hribar.)
"I'm pleased to appoint Joshua to the UW System Board of Regents," Governor Walker said. "The student's perspective is especially vital to the effectiveness of the Board of Regents, and I know he will serve the UW System and his fellow students well."
The Board of Regents is responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the UW System, planning to meet future state needs for collegiate education, setting admission standards and policies, reviewing and approving university budgets, and establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual units are allowed to operate with as great a degree of autonomy as possible. Board members attend eight regular meetings per year, serve on special committees, serve as liaisons with at least two UW institutions, and perform related duties.The UW System Board of Regents is an 18-member board. The Governor of Wisconsin appoints 14 citizen members and 2 student members to serve 7-year terms and 2-year terms, respectively. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Wisconsin State Senate.