The AFT-WIsconsin Higher Education Council has unanimously adopted a statement on the UW System President search. It reads, in part:
Our unions stand for inclusion, equal access, and democracy. We call on the UW Board of Regents to reject Jim Johnsen as a candidate for UW System President and to declare a failed search. We also call on the UW Board of Regents to restart the search process using a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students in all parts of the formal searching, screening, and nominating processes, with particular attention to ensure that candidates are committed to upholding principles of racial equity.