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Gov. Scott Walker on Friday announced the appointment of three new members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

Tracey Klein and Bryan Steil were appointed as citizen members. Lisa Erickson is a non-traditional student member.

Klein is a shareholder and chairwoman of the health care practice at the law firm of Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, where she provides legal counsel and support to state and regional health systems and hospitals.

She is on the Board of Advisers of Marquette University Law School and the Board of Visitors of the UW-Madison Political Science Department.

Steil is corporate counsel at Regal Beloit Corporation, a manufacturing company with facilities throughout the state. He was previously an attorney at McDermott Will & Emery in Chicago and a legislative assistant to House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, in Washington, D.C.

Erickson is a student at UW-River Falls pursuing a degree in journalism and a minor in food sciences.

Erickson writes a weekly food column and is a counselor at Tri-County Life Care Center. She previously owned a catering company called Wild Chow Catering.

The Board of Regents has 18 members, 16 of whom are appointed by the governor. Fourteen of the Regents are citizens and two are students who serve seven- and two-year terms, respectively.

The Regents are responsible for establishing rules for the UW System, meeting the needs for education, setting admission policies, reviewing and approving university budgets, and regulating the individual UW school branches to keep the university system cohesive.

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Amanda Finn is an arts and lifestyle reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.