Due to the COVID-19 public health concerns, the UW System Board of Regents meeting originally scheduled to be held at Gordon Dining & Event Center, was changed to a half-day teleconference meeting on Thursday, April 2, 2020.

President Ray Cross provided an update on the state and federal response to the pandemic, sharing that the UW System has submitted a preliminary request for state assistance. The request includes allocations to provide funds for student support related to behavioral health, student practicum completion, IT support for the move to alternative delivery methods for instruction, and institutional aid to help stabilize campuses. He also noted that the COVID-19 bill, passed by Congress and signed by the President last week, includes a $30.75-billion Education Stabilization Fund to provide emergency support to local school systems and higher education institutions. According to data provided by national higher education organizations, Wisconsin can expect about $47 million in emergency grants for students and $47 million in institutional support from the federal government.

A full summary of the April 2 meeting, including a list of approved action items, can be found on the UW System News Release.

The next meeting of the UW System Board of Regents is scheduled for June 4-5, 2020, at UW-Milwaukee.