Attorney John R. Behling Selected as Honorary Blugold

Weld Riley, S.C. attorney John Robert Behling has been selected by the UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association Board of Directors to be made an honorary Blugold. This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to their professions and communities, and who will advance the goals of Eau Claire. John has made many contributions to Eau Claire with his community work, not only as an attorney, but also with the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents. John graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor of science in political science and economics. He received his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and also attended Georgetown University of Economics.

John has been a part of the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents for several years. He currently serves as President and is the first Board of Regents President from the Chippewa Valley area. The Board of Regents is responsible for establishing policies and rules for governing the University of Wisconsin System, planning to meet future state needs for collegiate education, setting admission standards and policies, reviewing and approving university budgets, and establishing the regulatory framework within which the individual units are allowed to operate with as great a degree of autonomy as possible.

John is also a member of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce. John’s previous board service includes HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Wisconsin 4-H, Northwest Passage Foundation, and many more. We congratulate John on all of the amazing work he has done over the years and for this honor.

Weld Riley, S.C. has offices in Eau Claire, Black River Falls, Menomonie, and Wausau, and serves both families, private sector businesses and public sector clients, including school districts, county governments, and many municipalities around western Wisconsin.