Recent UW System News

  • Statements on Gerald Whitburn’s resignation from the UW System Board of Regents

    January 23, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—Gerald Whitburn has notified the Governor and the University of Wisconsin System of his immediate resignation from the UW System Board of Regents. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, UW System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen, and UW System President Ray Cross issued these statements today regarding Whitburn’s announcement:   “I thank Gerald Whitburn […]

  • Regent President Petersen statement on State of the State address

    January 22, 2020

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement today: “We appreciate the Governor’s continued commitment to champion affordable, high-quality public universities here in Wisconsin. As the state’s primary magnet for developing, attracting, and retaining talent, we believe the Governor shares our belief that the UW System can […]

  • Statement by Regent President Petersen on plea by former UW Oshkosh officials

    January 15, 2020

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement today: “Today’s guilty pleas are the result of a three-year process to bring about public accountability, while affording UW Oshkosh the ability to renew its focus on its students and mission. We are gratified that DOJ and UW System’s […]

  • UW System Presidential Search Committee seeks public input

    Consultation with university leadership, faculty, and staff underway

    December 13, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Presidential Search Committee invites faculty, staff, and students, along with members of the public, to provide input on the presidential search through an online comment webpage. The page invites university stakeholders and the public to describe the characteristics, skills, and experience sought in candidates as well as key challenges […]

  • Wisconsin’s higher education partners hold statewide Equity in the Classroom Conference

    December 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Approximately 500 college and university instructors attended today’s Equity in the Classroom Conference, which took place at Madison College with keynote presentations livestreamed to four additional sites across the state:  Northcentral Technical College, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Milwaukee, and St. Norbert College. The Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS), the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities […]

  • UW System puts focus on expanding college opportunities for nontraditional students (day 2 news summary)

    December 6, 2019

    WHITEWATER, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is expanding opportunities for adult learners. At today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Whitewater, the Regents heard about the education options that are available to nontraditional adult learners across the UW System. “Throughout Wisconsin and the nation, people of all ages are seeking a quality education that […]

  • UW System expands opportunities for adult learners

    December 6, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is expanding opportunities for adult learners. At today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Whitewater, the regents heard about the education options that are available, or will soon be available, to nontraditional adult learners across the UW System. “Throughout Wisconsin and the nation, people of all ages are […]

  • News Around the UW System – December 2019

    December 6, 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents What started as a pen-pal project between UW-Whitewater students and 2nd graders in Beloit, Wis., has transformed into an award-winning mentorship program. The Little Scholars Program recently won an outstanding achievement award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. College students write letters to their little buddies, and […]

  • UW-Whitewater mission is to inspire, engage, and transform lives (day 1 news summary)

    December 5, 2019

    WHITEWATER, Wis.—Now in its 151st year, the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater continues to “inspire, engage and transform” the lives of students, faculty and staff – as well as the community, state, region, and world. That was the message from Chancellor Dwight Watson Thursday, as UW-Whitewater hosted the Board of Regents. “We are surely not resting on […]

  • UW System highlights UW-Whitewater’s new Economic Impact Report in latest stop on the All In Wisconsin tour

    The statewide All In Wisconsin tour is aimed at demonstrating the value that UW System brings to Wisconsin

    December 5, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S.  Petersen joined UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson at UW-Whitewater today for the eighth stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour to highlight the findings of UW-Whitewater’s new Economic Impact Report. The tour stop coincides with a UW System Board of Regents meeting […]