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Media Memo: Mark Bugher to discuss university-business partnerships April 10

April 9, 2013

TO: News editors and directors

FROM: Julie Poquette, News Bureau director

DATE: April 9, 2013

SUBJECT: Mark Bugher to discuss university-business partnerships April 10

Members of the media are invited to cover a presentation by Eau Claire native Mark Bugher about successful university-business partnerships from 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, in the Dulany Inn on the first floor of the Davies Center at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Bugher, who has been the director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison's University Research Park since 1999, will draw upon his experiences at UW-Madison in discussing the evolving role universities play in economic development and job creation and what that means for UW-Eau Claire and the Chippewa Valley.

Before serving as director of the University Research Park, Bugher was secretary of Wisconsin's Department of Revenue from 1988-96 and secretary of the state's Department of Administration from 1996-99, both under then Gov. Tommy Thompson. Previously he was home secretary for U.S. Rep. Steve Gunderson.

For more information, contact the UW-Eau Claire Chancellor's Office at 715-836-2327.

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