Brenkus named to UW Board of Regents
By Press Times staff
GREEN BAY – Evan Brenkus has been appointed to the University of Wisconsin (UW) Board of Regents.
Gov. Tony Evers made three appointments on May 2, including Brenkus, Jim Kreuser and the reappointment of Regent Joan M. Prince.
The appointments fill the vacancies created by the expiration of three terms on May 1.
“The board of regents plays a significant role in ensuring the UW System continues to be a hub of innovation, a catalyst for our workforce, and the cultivator of the next generation of leaders, so I am glad to be making these critically important appointments today,” Evers stated. “I know these folks don’t take lightly the responsibility of their role in supporting the UW System and making sure it continues to be the gem of our state, and I look forward to our work together to do just that.”
Brenkus is a First Nations and mathematics student at UW-Green Bay.
He has been working as a resident mentor at UW-Green Bay.
Brenkus is involved in the Student Government Association, the Intertribal Student Council and the Mathematics Club at UW-Green Bay.
“I am excited and honored to serve as the student regent on the Board of Regents to make sure students have a voice at the table,” Brenkus said. “During my time at UW-Green Bay, I have been working to make our campus and community better, and I look forward to working with my fellow regents and students across the state to do the same for the entire UW System.”
Kreuser has over three decades of experience in public service in Kenosha County, as executive for 14 and representing Kenosha in the Wisconsin State Assembly for 15 years.
Prince, a Milwaukee native, was nominated by former President Barack Obama to the U.N. General Assembly as a public delegate with the honorary rank of ambassador.
In this role, she worked closely with U.N. committees and related organizations, such as UNICEF and U.N. Women.