Gov. Tony Evers appoints nonprofit leader, boxing legend to UW Board of Regents
Gov. Tony Evers appointed a Milwaukee nonprofit leader and former boxer to the board overseeing Wisconsin’s public universities, Evers’ office announced Thursday.

Héctor Colón, 47, will serve the rest of Gerald Whitburn’s term on the UW Board of Regents, which lasts through May 2025. Whitburn resigned in late January.

“It’s really an honor to give back to an institution that played a major role in my life,” he said in a brief interview Thursday. “It’s a big system, and, for me, I want to learn.”...

...Colón has served as president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan, one of the largest nonprofits in the state, since 2017. The nonprofit is seeing multimillion-dollar surpluses after years of budget shortfalls, according to the governor’s office. He previously worked six years as Milwaukee County Health and Human Services director where he ended a 30-year wait list for disability services and worked on ending chronic homelessness and reforming juvenile justice...

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Ken Notes: He may be a "Boxing Legend" but he bring a LOT of hands on business experience to the position...



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