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Tom Olson named CIO for the University of Wisconsin Foundation

MADISON, Wis. — Tom Olson has been selected as the new chief investment officer for the University of Wisconsin Foundation. Olson, a UW-Madison alumnus who has been with the UW Foundation since 2005, succeeds David Erickson, who left to become chief investment officer for Ascension Health, a hospital conglomerate with home offices in St. Louis.… Read more »

School of Nursing Campaign Gains Momentum

MADISON, Wis. – Two major gifts announced Friday provide a major boost to the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing and its Power of Nursing Campaign to build and staff a new Nursing Science Center. Connie Curran (’69 BS NURS) has made a $300,000 gift, and the Oscar Rennebohm Foundation has made a $1 million… Read more »

UW Foundation President to Retire

MADISON—After 21 years as president of the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Andrew A. “Sandy” Wilcox has announced plans to retire at the end of 2010. Wilcox informed the Foundation’s board of directors during its regular meeting Friday. The early announcement will allow for an orderly transition and will give the newly appointed search committee sufficient… Read more »

Christensen Gift Funds UW-Madison Economics Chair

MADISON – Laurits (Lau) Christensen, chairman of the economic and engineering consulting firm Christensen Associates of Madison, has established a named faculty chair in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics. Christensen, who served on the UW-Madison economics faculty for 20 years, says he made the gift to allow the recruitment and retention of top-flight… Read more »