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UW system announces passing of Regent José Delgado

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MADISON (WKOW) -- University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen revealed Monday of the passing of Regent José Delgado.

"It is with great sadness that we learned our friend and colleague José Delgado passed away yesterday. Regent Delgado was a Wisconsin leader, creating the American Transmission Company and serving as its initial President and Chief Executive Officer. While serving on the Board of Regents since 2014, Regent Delgado was a champion of higher education as a way to improve lives and communities in Wisconsin while holding the UW System accountable. He was continually looking for ways to stay involved in his community and his state. We will all miss his charm and grace at our meetings and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.”

- University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers also released a statement on Monday about the passing of Delgado:

“I was saddened today to learn of the loss of Regent José Delgado. I served with Regent Delgado during my time on the Board of Regents and always appreciated his unique perspective in our conversations about the challenges facing the University of Wisconsin System. Kathy and I offer our sincerest condolences to Regent Delgado’s family and as well as his colleagues on the Board of Regents as they mourn his passing."

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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