Recent UW System News

  • Tommy Thompson takes office as UW System President, seeks feedback from public and university community

    July 1, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—As Tommy Thompson takes office today as President of the University of Wisconsin System, his transition team is announcing creation of the “Listening Post” for Wisconsin residents and UW students, faculty, and staff to ask questions and offer ideas. The Listening Post, and a message from Thompson, is available on the UW System website […]

  • Credit transfer planning now easier for Wisconsin college students

    Transferology tool launches today

    July 1, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System are making it easier for students to plan credit transfers in Wisconsin by launching a new online credit transfer tool called Transferology. Over the last year, the UW System coordinated the launch of Transferology to make transfer easier and more efficient in Wisconsin […]

  • UW System investment provides timely tools for COVID-19 responses

    June 29, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—A University of Wisconsin System investment in the student advising software Navigate has proved fortuitous as campuses turned to remote instruction and advising in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Within the first weeks of campuses moving to remote instruction, UW universities immediately identified ways to expand their use of the Navigate software to engage […]

  • Incoming UW System President Gov. Tommy Thompson announces transition co-chairs

    Ambassador Tom Loftus, DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel to lead team

    June 23, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—Incoming University of Wisconsin System President Governor Tommy Thompson announced today former Assembly Speaker, Ambassador to Norway, and UW System Board of Regents member Tom Loftus and former Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Scott Neitzel will co-chair his transition team. Thompson has directed Loftus, a Democrat, and Neitzel, a Republican, to prepare background and […]

  • Statements on the appointment of Tommy G. Thompson as Interim President of the University of Wisconsin System

    June 19, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. Former Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary and Journalism Board of Visitors member Ray Allen: “The appointment of former Governor Tommy Thompson to lead […]

  • Former Governor Tommy G. Thompson to serve as UW System Interim President

    Appointment effective July 1

    June 19, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen today announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. The decision comes after consultation Thursday with the Board of Regents, which offered uniform support. Thompson is a well-known champion of Wisconsin’s public […]

  • Statements on Gov. Evers’ delivery of $19 million to the University of Wisconsin System for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses

    June 17, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers today directed $19 million to the University of Wisconsin System for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses. UW System announced this week that its 13 universities will offer on-campus instruction this fall. UW System Regent President Andrew S. Petersen: “We appreciate the funding announced today by Governor Evers. As we have said throughout, […]

  • UW System announces students will return to campus in fall

    Plan Ahead Team framework recommendations provide guidance to universities

    June 14, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will welcome students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, UW System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen announced today. The announcement comes as universities continue planning for the 2020-21 academic year. “We are preparing an environment that reduces risk so that students, faculty, and […]

  • Statement on the withdrawal of Dr. Jim Johnsen as UW System Presidential candidate

    June 12, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Jim Johnsen has withdrawn from consideration as a UW System Presidential candidate. Regent President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement: UW System Regent President Andrew S. Petersen: “It’s disappointing, a dark day for the UW System. “Dr. Johnsen is a fine person who conducted himself with professionalism and honor throughout the process, during […]

  • UW System announces Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program participants

    June 8, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today the selection of the 2021–2022 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program participants. The program provides UW faculty and teaching academic staff a unique opportunity to collaborate with other exceptional teachers from across the UW System and from various disciplines. In addition to discussing influential literature, participants are […]