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Gow touts record high freshman class again for 2023 during Regents meeting at UWL

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When the UW Board of Regents came to La Crosse last week, the chancellor of UWL got to brag a little about the local campus.

Joe Gow spoke during the regents’ conference, and noted the high ranking that the La Crosse school has received from a major magazine.

“UWL is the number one public university of Wisconsin with fewer than 25,000 students, ” said Gow, quoting a ranking made by U.S. News and World Report.

Gow thanked the staff of UWL for helping make the high rating possible. He also announced that freshman enrollment for this fall, just over 2300, has already passed the record set a year ago.

“I always ask, how we doin’ today?” says Gow. On the day of his speech, he said last year’s freshman class size was 2308. “This year, 2309. So we’re on pace to do another record class.”

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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