Earlier this month, we toasted WAA’s longtime leader, Paula Bonner MS’78, as she officially entered a well-deserved retirement. On June 30, she stepped down from her position as WAA’s chief alumni officer but stayed on to help with the completion and opening of Alumni Park. Bonner first joined the Wisconsin Alumni Association in 1989 as its associate executive director and was named president and CEO in January 2000. She saw the organization through its 150th anniversary in 2011, a merger with the UW Foundation in 2014, and the successful conclusion of the multiyear, multimillion-dollar Alumni Park project. Read Badger Insider’s extended Q&A with Bonner as she reflected on her 41-year run with the University of Wisconsin. And join us as we raise our glasses (or coffee mugs) to Paula Bonner — thank you and congratulations!