MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News) Governor Scott Walker says he hopes to add oversight and transparency to the University of Wisconsin system, by naming a former state auditor to the U-W Board of Regents. Janice Mueller was one of three people named yesterday to the university’s policy-setting body. She and former Republican Lieutenant Governor Margaret Farrow were each named to seven-year terms.
U-W Platteville student Joshua Inglett from Portage was named to a two-year term as one of two student Regents. He’ll replace Katherine Pointer of Madison, while Mueller and Farrow replace Jeffrey Bartell and Regents’ president Brent Smith. Mueller was the state auditor from 1998 until she retired two years ago.
Walker hopes Mueller can foster more openness involving the U-W, after the revelation in April that the campuses were sitting on $650-million in reserves. Farrow was the state’s lieutenant governor under Scott McCallum in 2001-and-’02. She has also been in the state Assembly and Senate. Inglett is studying in engineering physics at Platteville. Their appointments require Senate confirmation.