Simon Bronner, dean of UWM's College of General Studies, begins the roundtable talk at UWM at Waukesha. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UW System President Tommy Thompson kicked off the event by asking the roughly 30 attendees what are the greatest needs for Waukesha County and how can the university help solve these problems. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Kent Lorenz of Lakeside Consulting spoke about needing more qualified employees for manufacturing positions, and would be happy to see more of those hires be from UWM at Waukesha. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Robyn Ludtke, vice president of talent development at the Waukesha County Business Alliance, said that transportation is one of the biggest barriers of growth for the county. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
Menomonee Falls School District Superintendent Corey Golla applauded UWM for its partnership programs and said his district was talking to the university about more potential dual enrollment opportunities in which students earn college credit while still attending high school. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UWM Chancellor Mark Mone agreed with Golla and hopes to organize a meeting between university leaders and superintendents in Waukesha and Washington counties to talk more about partnership opportunities. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UW System Tommy Thompson speaks with Kim Litwack, dean of the UWM College of Nursing, about the recent expansion of its program to the Waukesha campus in fall 2021 to help address the regional shortage of nurses. (UWM Photo/Elora Hennessey)
UW System President Tommy Thompson came to UWM at Waukesha on Tuesday to host a listening session for local leaders in the community, education and business. The roundtable was the latest in a series of listening sessions that Thompson is holding at UW System campuses across the state as he winds down a nearly two-year-long tenure as interim president.