Recent UW System News

  • President Cross Statement on State Building Commission votes

    March 20, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s votes do not diminish the need for a reinvestment in our repair and renovation projects throughout Wisconsin. Over 60% of our buildings are between 45 and 70 years old. The risks to safety, to our maintenance costs, and to Wisconsin’s […]

  • UW System partner Fund for Wisconsin Scholars improves lives

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    March 15, 2019

    One of the pleasures of leading the University of Wisconsin System is listening to students describe how our campuses have improved their lives. I had another reminder of that at the recent 10th anniversary celebration of the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS), the magnificent $175-million gift from UW-Madison alumni John and Tashia Morgridge. I left […]

  • Provost Guilfoile appointed UW-Stout interim chancellor

    March 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that Patrick Guilfoile has agreed to serve as UW-Stout’s interim Chancellor. Guilfoile, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW-Stout, will step into the new role Aug. 18. After consulting with leaders of the UW System Board of Regents and members of […]

  • UW System launching advising initiative to increase student success (news summary)

    March 7, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is changing the way it delivers student advising to help ensure student success, especially for underrepresented students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. In December, the Board of Regents entered into a five-year contract with the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to use the company’s Navigate Student […]

  • President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Capital Budget

    March 7, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “We appreciate that the Governor recognizes many of the challenges in facility repair, renovation, and replacement that the University of Wisconsin System is facing. Our challenges are significant as we seek to update antiquated buildings and systems to ensure the safe and […]

  • UW System enhances efforts to address achievement gaps

    March 7, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is enhancing its efforts to ensure student success – especially for underrepresented students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students – by expanding student advising services. The UW System Board of Regents in December entered into a five-year contract with Education Advisory Board (EAB) to use the […]

  • UW System’s Regent Scholar grant recipients to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    March 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will recognize recipients of the 2019 Regent Scholar grants at its March 7 meeting in Madison. The Regent Scholar program provides prestigious, one-time grants of $50,000 to individual faculty or campus programs that undertake undergraduate research projects having the potential to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, […]

  • Statements on the retirement of UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer

    March 4, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin–Stout Chancellor Robert (Bob) Meyer announced on Monday that he will step down as of August 18, 2019. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross: “Bob understands the history, the importance, and the value of UW-Stout and its polytechnic mission in a way that few others can. For decades, he […]

  • President Cross Statement on Budget Address

    February 28, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “We applaud Governor Evers’ enthusiastic commitment to funding higher education and the University of Wisconsin System. We agree that higher education is vital to growing Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, improving lives, and providing Wisconsinites opportunities to earn higher wages. “By fully funding […]

  • Regents recognize 11th annual Diversity Awards recipients (day 2 news summary)

    February 8, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored recipients of its 11th annual Diversity Awards Friday. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. See the UW System 11th annual Diversity Awards news release Regent Mark Tyler, chair of the […]