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Reilly to take position with American Council on Education

UPDATE (WKOW) --- UW System President Kevin Reilly will leave his position at UW to advise the American Council on Education (ACE) in January 2014 and return to teaching.

 "We overcame financial headwinds to build a higher education system that expanded access to college classrooms for Wisconsin families and responded to the needs of our economy for skilled graduates able to compete and succeed in a global economy," Reilly said, looking back at his nine-year tenure.

In Reilly's new role, he will work closely with ACE President Molly Corbett Broad.

"As the academic and financial platforms of American higher education morph beneath us, leaders of the future will need a new set of skills and attitudes to move higher education forward, while preserving its best traditions," Reilly said. "I look forward to partnering with President Broad and ACE to contribute to the development of that new leadership cadre."




UPDATE (WKOW) --- University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly is holding a news conference this afternoon to announce his departure from his post.

Governor Scott Walker told reporters at a Milwaukee appearance that he has known about Reilly's plans for a couple of days. Walker said Reilly will be taking a position with national scope later this year. A source with knowledge of Reilly's decision says Reilly will leave UW-System by December.


MADISON (WKOW) -- A source with knowledge of the decision says UW-System President Kevin Reilly plans to leave his job by December.

UW-System spokesperson David Giroux has yet to respond to a request for comment from 27 News.

Earlier this year, republican lawmakers heaped criticism on Reilly after UW-System officials revealed a budget surplus of more than $1 billion, although portions of the money were committed to university expenses. The revelation led to a freeze on UW tuition.

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