Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs partner Dana Wachs was one of three new members appointed to the UW System Board of Regents by Governor Tony Evers on Wednesday. The Board of Regents is an 18-member board that passes policies and rules for the University of Wisconsin System campuses.
A lifelong resident of Eau Claire, Wachs represented the 91st District in the Wisconsin State Assembly from 2013 to 2019. During his time in the legislature, he served on the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities.
Wachs is now a partner at the law firm of Gingras, Thomsen and Wachs, where he focuses on personal injury, medical malpractice and product liability cases to ensure justice for individuals across Wisconsin.
“It is truly an honor to be appointed to the Board of Regents,” Wachs said. “Our UW System is the pride of this state, and I look forward to helping it flourish.”
Joining Wachs on the board will be UW-Parkside student Jennifer Staton and Angela Adams, the chief communications and diversity officer of Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin and Metropolitan Chicago.
Both Wachs and Adams were appointed to seven-year terms for seats previously held by regents appointed by former Governor Scott Walker, while Staton is set to replace a different Evers-appointed student on the board.
“Our UW System is not only critical for bolstering our state’s workforce and economy, but it also provides opportunities for students from all walks of life to develop new skills and meet their potential,” Evers said in a statement. “The wide-ranging experiences that these folks hold will be invaluable to the overall governance of the UW System.”
Evers’s appointments are effective immediately but still subject to Senate confirmation.
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