By Nathan Vine
University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross on Monday praised the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus as “wonderful,” and as a place that fostered independent and problem-solving thought.
Cross, who served as chancellor of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension since 2011, was chosen in January by the Board of Regents to serve as system president, replacing Kevin Reilly who left the job after nine years. Cross saw his pay increase from $227,250 to $525,000 with his new job.
The Monday visit was his first official trip to the UWSP campus since his promotion. After meeting with vice chancellors and college deans, Cross met with State Rep. Katrina Shankland, D-Stevens Point, UWSP Legislative Liason Rob Manzke, the Faculty Executive Committee and Student Government Association.