Inglett nominated for UW System Board of Regents
Note: Originally posted June 11, 2013 and updated on June 13, 2013
Statement by UW-Platteville Chancellor Dennis J. Shields on Joshua Inglett after his nomination was withdrawn:
"Joshua Inglett would have made a fine representative on the UW System Board of Regents. Joshua is an outstanding young man, majoring in engineering physics at UW-Platteville. He exemplifies the values of high academic standards, strong leadership skills, entrepreneurial spirit and campus engagement we expect from our student body. We are proud to call him ours."
PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — Governor Scott Walker has announced the appointments of UW-Platteville student Joshua Inglett as well as Margaret Farrow and Janice Mueller to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The appointments are one student member and two citizen members, respectively.
Inglett is a University of Wisconsin-Platteville student who is majoring in engineering physics while minoring in mathematics and business administration. He is the “traditional student” appointee for the Board of Regents. Inglett is a native of Portage, Wis.
“I’m pleased to appoint Joshua to the UW System Board of Regents,” 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.”
Margaret 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. She resides in Pewaukee, Wis. 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,” Walker said. “Margaret’s extensive experience, coupled with her sterling reputation, will serve the Board of Regents very well.”
Janice 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. Mueller 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.
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. She resides in Madison, Wis. with her husband Joel.
“Janice’s extensive résumé and expertise with state finances will bring additional oversight and transparency to the UW System,” Walker said. “I’m confident she will make a fantastic regent and will use her depth of experience to improve the UW System.”
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 appoints 14 citizen members and two student members to serve 7-year terms and 2-year terms, respectively. These appointments are subject to confirmation by the Wisconsin State Senate.
Written by: Tom Evenson, Office of the Governor, (608) 267-7303, email@example.com
Formatted by: Dan Wackershauser, UW-Platteville University Information and Communications, (608) 342-1194, firstname.lastname@example.org