Recent UW System News

  • Financial aid, regulatory reform, and research funding lead UW System’s federal priorities for 2017 (news summary)

    March 9, 2017

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System will pursue several key issues as part of its federal agenda for the upcoming congressional session, the Board of Regents heard Thursday. Top priorities for 2017 will include federal financial aid for students, relief from burdensome regulations, and sustained funding for research and development. “Federal support helps all

  • UW System to Focus on Financial Aid, Regulatory Relief, and Research Funding in Upcoming Federal Congressional Session

    March 9, 2017

    At the Board of Regents meeting today, the UW System outlined several areas it will focus on in the upcoming congressional legislative session.  The System’s key priorities for 2017 include federal financial aid for students, relief from burdensome regulations, and sustained funding for research and development. “Federal support helps all campuses attract and retain promising

  • UW System Announces Members for New Business Council

    March 9, 2017

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces the members of the new UW System Business Council.  This Council includes key industry leaders from around the state with varied backgrounds, experience, and business perspectives.  This group will meet several times a year to discuss long-term strategic issues and advise the UW System about how the

  • “News from around the UW System”

    March 9, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Whitewater student Brandon Fong is now a published author. His book on college success is receiving rave reviews from famous CEO’s including Kevin Harrington from ABC’s hit show, ‘Shark Tank.’ This January, six high school students from UW-Superior’s Upward Bound program took part in a

  • UW System Leaders Testify in Support of Substance Abuse Recovery School Bill

    March 2, 2017

    Today, UW System President Ray Cross and Director of the Office of Educational Opportunity Gary Bennett testified before the Assembly Committee on Education in support of Special Session Assembly Bill 6. The bill would authorize a pilot recovery school that would serve up to 15 students diagnosed with drug abuse and addiction. “Faculty and staff

  • President Cross Statement on Governor’s 2017-19 Capital Budget Recommendations

    February 21, 2017

    “We appreciate the funding the Governor provided in his budget which will allow us to make general repairs across the UW System, as well as update the technology our students are using in the classroom. “We carefully developed a reasonable capital budget plan to perform a limited amount of work each year at a steady

  • President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget for UW System

    February 9, 2017

    “We are feeling very positive about the Governor’s proposed budget.  It is a reinvestment in the UW System as we requested, and is certainly a wonderful first step for higher education.  It demonstrates the appreciation for the value and economic impact the UW System brings to Wisconsin. “I look forward to working with the Governor

  • President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    February 7, 2017

    “Our 2020FWD strategic framework, which serves as the basis of our budget request, aligns UW System resources with Wisconsin’s greatest needs.  The initiatives outlined in 2020FWD will help keep college affordable for students and families, develop the workforce the state needs now and in the future, reinvigorate the state’s economy, and enhance the lives of our citizens. “The UW

  • Board of Regents President Regina Millner Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    February 7, 2017

    “We appreciate the Governor’s investment in the UW System.  As Regents, we have a strong responsibility to keep the UW System affordable and accessible for Wisconsin families while protecting the quality and excellence for which we are known the world over.  Our graduates contribute to thriving communities, a robust workforce, and globally competitive businesses.  Wisconsin

  • Board of Regents Vice President John R. Behling Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    February 7, 2017

    “UW System campuses are in an ideal position to drive a stronger Wisconsin economy.  Our biennial budget request – which supports 2020FWD strategic priorities – keeps a UW System education affordable, high quality, and relevant for Wisconsin graduates and employers.  The UW System gives Wisconsin its best return on taxpayers’ investment, and we appreciate the