Governor Walker Signs Bill Requiring Geographic Representation on the Board of Regents

Senate Bill 28, which requires geographic representation on the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, was signed into law by Governor Scott Walker yesterday. The legislation adds the following language to Chapter 15.91 of the Wisconsin Statutes: “At least one of the citizen members shall reside in each of the state’s congressional districts.” The first appointment using geographic criteria will be made in 2013, with a new member selected each year after that.