Chancellor Ray Cross announced today that he’s appointing Brian Bausch to serve a three-year term on the Board of Visitors of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. The Board of Visitor members represent all areas of the state and work to advance the missions of the UW Colleges and UW Extension.
A graduate of UW-Platteville with a B.S. in Education, Bausch’s employment background includes 17 years as a high school graphic arts teacher at Homestead High School in Mequon and 16 years as a deputy sheriff with the Washington County Sheriff’s Department. Instrumental in developing the DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program, Bausch served as the first DARE officer within the Sheriff’s Department, working with area schools and agencies. Bausch also worked part-time for the Department of Natural Resources as a deputy conservation warden for 40 years. Bausch’s political activities include nine years on the Washington County Board of Supervisors and four years on the Town of Farmington Planning Commission and Board of Review.
As a member of the Board of Visitors, Bausch will represent and support UW-Washington County as well as UW-Extension Washington County, in matters of system wide concern. “I’m pleased to accept the nomination” Bausch stated, “I look forward to serving on the board. I believe that education will prove to be a key element in improving the unemployment situation in our region. UW-Washington County and UW-Extension have the solid foundation and resources necessary to move Wisconsin forward through these challenging and changing times.”
UW-Washington County is one of 13 freshman-sophomore campuses that comprise the UW Colleges, which offers an Associate of Arts and Science degree and prepares students of all ages and backgrounds for baccalaureate and professional programs. UW-Extension includes four divisions: Cooperative Extension in all 72 counties; Broadcast and Media Innovations which includes public television and public radio; Continuing Education, Outreach and E-learning; and the division of Entrepreneurship and Economic Development which includes numerous Small Business Development Centers across the state and the Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Network.