Rick Amasino (chair)
Position title: Professor, Department of Biochemistry
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2016 election statement: When I arrived here for my first (and only) faculty position in 1985, I knew this was a great university, but many years of discussions with members of other universities have made it clear to me that the University of Wisconsin-Madison is truly an exceptional university. One reason is the degree to which the UW is a community of scholars, unconstrained by institutional barriers, committed to The Wisconsin Idea. Another reason, highly related to the first one, is our system of faculty governance. This is a turbulent time for higher education in our state, but as we adapt to this time, I will strive to ensure that the UW continues to be a truly exceptional place.