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Recent UW System News

  • Board of Regents, UW System and Wisconsin Department of Justice Pursue Civil Lawsuit Against Two Former Employees

    January 18, 2017

    The Board of Regents and UW System have asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue civil legal action against former UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells and former Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer (CBO) Thomas Sonnleitner.  Wells and Sonnleitner are being sued­ for improper financial transactions that occurred under the former administration from

  • Cramer Named UW System Vice President for Administration

    January 13, 2017

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Robert G. Cramer has been named UW System’s next Vice President for Administration. Cramer will begin in his new post on January 28th. “Robert is highly regarded at UW-Platteville and around the state,” says President Cross. “His background and experiences prepare him well for this opportunity to

  • Marquis Named UW System Director of Communications

    December 21, 2016

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Stephanie Marquis has been named Director of Communications in the Office of University Relations. Marquis has more than 23 years of experience in the communications industry, and will officially begin in her post on January 1, 2017. She has served as the System’s Interim Director of

  • UW System taking steps to make campuses safer places to live, learn and work (news summary)

    December 8, 2016

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Task Force on Sexual Violence and Harassment presented its report Thursday to the Board of Regents, recommending all UW System employees and students complete sexual violence and harassment training. “Our campus communities should be safe and welcoming places to live, learn and work – and there is no

  • “News from around the UW System”

    December 8, 2016

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents  UW-Eau Claire computer science students in Dr. Chris Johnson’s class are creating instructional models and games to help their classmates with their first-year courses.  Many students enter the computer science program without any high school class experience – and these games provide a skills-gap solution

  • Sexual Violence and Harassment Task Force Focuses on Enhancing Safe Living, Learning, Working Environments at UW

    December 5, 2016

    Today, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross approved a task force report that recommends all UW System employees and students complete sexual violence and harassment training.  It also integrates trauma-informed principles into policies and resources as part of the UW System’s efforts to prevent and respond to sexual violence and harassment on campus. “Our

  • UW System’s Economic Development Efforts Earn National Recognition

    November 22, 2016

    The University of Wisconsin System has earned national recognition from the University Economic Development Association (UEDA) for promoting economic prosperity by helping students and alumni build career connections with area businesses. The UW System was one of four finalists in the 2016 UEDA Awards of Excellence innovation category from nominations submitted throughout North America. “The

  • UW System presents VETS certification to six institutions, recognizing exceptional service to student veterans

    November 10, 2016

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System today presented Veterans Education and Transition to Success (VETS) certifications to six institutions at the Board of Regents meeting.  All UW institutions are continuing to enhance their support to student veterans by providing a wide range of critical supportive services, including counseling, a welcoming campus environment, and giving

  • Board of Regents Discusses Accelerating Time to Graduation for Students

    November 10, 2016

    Today, the Board of Regents discussed accelerating time to graduation for students as part of the UW System’s 2020FWD strategic framework. “Time to graduate is one of the most important factors in college affordability.  If students can graduate in a shorter amount of time, they pay less.  It also avoids missed ‘opportunity costs’ because they

  • President Cross Reaffirms Commitment to Operational Excellence in the UW System

    November 10, 2016

    Today, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross reiterated his commitment to maintaining and enhancing operational excellence in the UW System, the fourth component of the System’s strategic framework, 2020FWD: Moving Wisconsin and the World Forward.  The framework will provide strategic direction for the UW System in four key areas:  the educational pipeline, the university