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The public is invited to An Evening with President Thompson hosted by the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 6.

This conversation with UW System Interim President Tommy Thompson will be held in the Music Hall in the Arts and Communication Center, 1001 Elmwood Ave., on the UW Oshkosh campus.

Michael Ford, UWO public administration department chair and new Whitburn Center for Governance and Policy Research director, will host the evening with Thompson, who earned distinction as Wisconsin’s longest-running governor, a former U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary under President George W. Bush and as current leader of the UW System.

The audience will learn about Thompson’s story and journey in public service. He will reflect on his time growing up in Wisconsin; his education, bridging college and professional experiences; his ascent in state politics and his unique perspective on leadership across the public service spectrum; insights on the Wisconsin Idea; serving during historic crises; building coalitions and partnerships in divisive times; and the future of public higher education.

The event is free, and seating will be available on a first-come, first-seated basis. Masks are required indoors on campus.

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