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UW System President to Speak at December Commencement

 MAILED:  Sept. 23, 2004

Dr. Kevin Reilly, the new president of the University of Wisconsin System, will speak at UW-Eau Claire's winter commencement in December.

President Reilly will speak at both the morning and afternoon ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 18, in Zorn Arena.

On Sept. 1, Reilly began his tenure as the sixth president of the UW System, which includes two doctoral universities, 11 comprehensive universities, the 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges and the statewide UW-Extension.

Reilly served as Chancellor of the UW-Extension from July 2000 through August 2004. His responsibilities included leading programs in continuing education, Cooperative Extension, distance education, small business development, Wisconsin Public Radio, and Wisconsin Public Television. He served as provost and vice chancellor of Extension from 1996 to 2000.

A native New Yorker, Reilly came to Wisconsin from the State University of New York System, where he was associate provost for academic programs and then secretary of the university.

Dr. Reilly earned his B.A. at the University of Notre Dame, and his M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota .

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Updated: December 28, 2004