Kevin Reilly to keynote UW-BSC commencement

Kevin P. Reilly, who served as president of the UW System from 2004 to 2013, will address UW-Baraboo/Sauk County graduates at their May 18 Commencement.

Reilly led the UW System through nearly a decade of unprecedented growth, while focusing on connecting communities to their local UW resources as part of the Wisconsin Idea.

“Dr. Reilly has visited the campus in the past and has met with our students, faculty, staff and community members,” said Campus Dean Tom Pleger. “His vast experience with the UW System and his interest in how UW degrees can help advance our state will be a great fit for our graduates as they’re moving on to the next stage.”

Reilly, a native of New York City, served as the sixth president of the University of Wisconsin System, one of the largest systems of public higher education in the country.

He helped develop the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin, which lays out what the university can do to help Wisconsin and the nation be more competitive in the global economy. Under his leadership, enrollment grew to record highs.

Reilly currently serves as president emeritus and regent professor in educational leadership and policy analysis at UW-Madison, and presidential advisor for leadership with the American Council on Education.

Reilly will speak before associate of arts and sciences degree candidates, campus award winners and candidates for collaborative bachelor’s degrees.

Commencement ceremonies will be held at 2 p.m. on the UW-BSC campus lawn or, in the case of inclement weather, inside the Lange Center Gymnasium. A reception will follow outdoors or in the Lange Center’s Joe Wankerl Cafeteria.

All are welcome to attend.

Baraboo News Republic
Publication Date: 
Sunday, May 4, 2014