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Gov. Walker names replacement student member to UW Board of Regents

MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - Governor Scott Walker appointed UW-Platteville student Chad Landes Friday as a student member of the university’s Board of Regents.

Landes was named after another Platteville student – Josh Inglett – had his nomination withdrawn by the governor’s office in mid-June, when it was learned that he signed a petition for the recall election against Walker a year-and-a-half ago.

Landes did no such thing. A check of a searchable database of recall signers did not turn up his name Friday.

Landes majors in animal science at Platteville. He’s an agriculture ambassador for the school, traveling to high schools throughout the Midwest to recruit ag students to Platteville.

If the Senate confirms Landes’ nomination, he’ll replace Katie Pointer as one of two students on the 18 member policy-setting body for the UW System. Her two-year term expired in May.