During the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ visit Friday Oct. 10, students, regents, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point administration ate breakfast together at Upper Debot.
Members of the Student Government Association, student athletes, and I waited anxiously at 7:30 a.m. for the regents to arrive, while also waiting for first sips of coffee and bits of food. We all found out later that our schedules did not match the regents’ when they arrived after 8:00 a.m.
Despite the wait, we were excited to finally meet the regents and talk with them about their visit to UWSP and also about their positions.
As I walked through the line with UW System President Ray Cross we talked of hometowns, my high school experience, and finally newspapers and media coverage of the board’s visit. We ate with a few folks from SGA and talked more of campus and our futures.
I am grateful to have had this conversation with someone so important to the UW System and so influential to UWSP. It was an experience special to my position and one I am grateful to have been a part of.