On behalf of the Morgridge Center for Public Service, we extend our deepest condolences to Chancellor Blank’s family and loved ones.
Through her many personal contributions to the public good and her leadership for civic engagement on campus, Chancellor Blank embodied the Wisconsin Idea. She commissioned UW–Madison’s Civic Action Plan, a visionary effort to promote the public purpose of our institution. Chancellor Blank accepted the Big Ten Voting Challenge, spurring some of the highest student voter participation rates in the nation. She also chose to honor Senator Fred Risser by presenting the first annual Fred Rissser Excellence in Civic Engagement Undergraduate Award to an outstanding student at UW–Madison.
We at the Morgridge Center will be forever grateful for Chancellor Blank’s support, working to honor her legacy through our continued efforts.
Read more about Blank’s legacy at UW-Madison.