Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, October 8, 2021

Blank honored by Posse Foundation

Chancellor Rebecca Blank Chancellor Rebecca Blank

La Follette School faculty member and outgoing UW–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank was honored as a “Posse Star” by The Posse Foundation last month.

Since 1989, The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited, and trained more than 10,000 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership skills and potential. These students receive full tuition scholarships to attend Posse partner colleges. Posse’s goal is to build a leadership network that better represents the country’s rich diversity.

UW–Madison was the first public institution to join The Posse Foundation in 2002. Today, UW– Madison is the largest Posse partner university, with more than 170 Posse scholars on campus from across the country.

Chancellor Blank truly values what Posse is, the impact it makes, and the invaluable leadership our scholars bring to our campus and beyond,” said Emilie A. Hofacker, director of the Posse program at UW–Madison. “The entire UW Posse staff and I are ecstatic that Chancellor Blank and the UW–Madison Posse program are being honored at the gala this year.”

More than 400 scholars have graduated from UW­–Madison’s Posse Program since 2002.

On Nov. 11, Chancellor Blank announced she was leaving UW­–Madison at the end of the 2021­–22 academic year to become president of Northwestern University.