LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) – The University of Wisconsin – La Crosse awarded Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers the Higher Education Advocate Award.
Governor Evers made the trip to the school to accept.
The award is meant to highlight and thank someone outside the student organization that’s helped spur student involvement in the community, as well as someone that’s been an advocate not only for those students but also an advocate for higher education all around Wisconsin.
The UW-La Crosse Student Association President, Ben O’Connell, said there are many things that made Governor Evers stand out. Just one of those was the time the Governor took to connect with students personally.
“He has done a lot of things that we think are exemplary of really caring about students. For example, at the Board of Regents meeting that was held here at UWL back in December, he actually had lunch with us at a table of purely students, and that’s not something you see every day from a Governor,” O’Connell said.
The UW-La Crosse Student Association has handed out the Higher Education Advocate Award for the last decade.
Previous winners of the award include: