Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) Statement on Chancellor Martin Leaving UW-Madison

The Teaching Assistants’ Association (TAA) has had a productive relationship with Chancellor Biddy Martin during her tenure at the University of Wisconsin-Madison though we disagreed with her vision for public education and the structure of the University.

“Chancellor Martin has shown great leadership on this campus although her proposal for public authority status would have taken UW-Madison in the wrong direction,” said Alex Hanna, TAA co-president.

The TAA looks forward to working with the new chancellor. “We call upon the search committee to find candidates who are willing to fight on behalf of public education and to embrace institutions, like shared governance, and qualities that make UW-Madison a world-class university,” said Adrienne Pagac, TAA co-president.

We wish Biddy Martin all the best in her new position at Amherst College.

For Immediate Release:

June 14, 2011


Alex Hanna, TAA co-president, 765-404-6996

Adrienne Pagac, TAA co-president, 608-772-4103