Recent UW System News

  • UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling Statement Regarding Vote on Freedom of Expression Bill AB-299

    June 22, 2017

    “The UW System and Board of Regents strongly believe in the freedom of expression, and we want to do more to ensure every voice is heard.  It is critical to our mission and the Wisconsin Idea that different viewpoints are shared and examined. “The Board of Regents has a responsibility to develop policies that will

  • Dairy Summit Brings Together Industry Leaders and UW Researchers

    Dairy Event was the First of UW System’s Wisconsin Idea Summits

    June 19, 2017

    More than 200 people were in attendance at the UW System Wisconsin Idea Dairy Summit today in Madison. Top researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers met to identify challenges and opportunities for the dairy industry moving forward. The dairy industry and farmers are vitally important to Wisconsin’s economy with farms producing 30 billion pounds of

  • UW System President Cross Statement Regarding Joint Finance Committee Vote on Employee Compensation

    June 15, 2017

    “We thank the Joint Finance Committee for the compensation plan it approved today.  Our faculty and staff work incredibly hard, and this increase recognizes that our institutions compete for talent at a national and international level.  This pay plan represents the largest investment the State has made in UW employees in more than a decade.”

  • Board of Regents Elects First President from Chippewa Valley

    John Robert Behling to Serve as Next Regents’ President

    June 13, 2017

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents elected a new Board president: John Robert Behling. Each June, the Board elects a President and Vice President. Regent Behling has served as the Vice President for the Board since 2015, and will begin his term as President immediately following today’s meeting. Behling is the first Board President

  • Regents Honor Winners of 2017 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (day 2 news summary)

    June 9, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – The UW System Board of Regents today honored two individuals and one program as this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence, the System’s highest recognition for members of its academic staff. See the June 5 UW System news release “We are honored to help recognize the individuals and programs that

  • UW System Announces Members for New Advisory Diversity Council

    June 9, 2017

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces the new UW System Diversity Council, which is an advisory body to the President on critical issues of diversity and inclusion affecting educational achievement, workforce development, and the future of Wisconsin’s economy.  The Council includes business and community leaders from across the state. “The Council’s connections to

  • “News from around the UW System”

    June 9, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents A fire in UW-Milwaukee’s theater building in April could have been devastating, but the community rallied around students and faculty. Shorewood High School offered space to rebuild the set, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater offered its stage. And the show went on. Members of the

  • UW System is building partnerships to meet state’s needs (day 1 news summary)

    June 8, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – A clear understanding of each other’s needs is key to successful partnerships between educators and the business community, Blake Moret, CEO of Rockwell Automation, told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. “We and our peer companies want to get involved but it takes more than just donations of hardware. We all

  • Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

    June 5, 2017

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence at its June 9 meeting in Milwaukee. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award recipients represent the high caliber

  • UW System and UW-Oshkosh Announce Innovative Pilot Program to Help Meet State’s IT Workforce Demands

    Students Complete First Year of College in High School

    June 1, 2017

      Today, UW System and UW-Oshkosh officials announced a new, innovative pilot program to increase the number of Information Technology (IT) professionals in Wisconsin. Governor Walker was on hand to announce this new initiative: students can complete their first year of college while in high school to earn a bachelor’s degree more quickly. This helps