Governor appoints son of foundation president to regents

Mike M. Grebe appointed to the board

Governor Scott Walker has appointed the son of a president of a foundation that supports conservative causes to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.

Walker announced Friday that he has appointed Mike M. Grebe, son of Michael W. Grebe, president and chief executive of the Bradley Foundation, to the board. The foundation has backed a number of conservative public policy experiments, including welfare reform and, voucher schools. Michael W. Grebe also has served as chairman of Walker’s campaign.

Walker announced, too, that he has appointed Jim Troupis, an attorney who often works for the GOP, as a Dane County circuit judge.

The governor says Troupis will fill a seat previously held by Judge John C. Albert, who has retired. Troupis will serve until August 2016.