Chancellor's departure, replacement's support for center paves way for donation
By Tom Daykin of the Journal Sentinel
Oct. 25, 2010
Last year's high-profile break between retired business executive Michael Cudahy and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has been mended - to the tune of $2 million that Cudahy says he'll donate to help fund UWM's Innovation Park development.
And that's largely due to the recent departure of UWM Chancellor Carlos Santiago, and support for his interim replacement, a university official who Cudahy says is strongly committed to the project.
Cudahy said Monday he would not have considered making the donation if Santiago were still chancellor. Innovation Park, planned for the County Grounds in Wauwatosa, would include a science research facility and privately developed buildings for technology-oriented companies.