Recent UW System News

  • Planning and implementation for restructuring of UW Colleges, UW-Extension is underway (news summary)

    December 7, 2017

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is going “full steam ahead” with plans to restructure the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, according to President Ray Cross. Presenting the first progress report on the planning and implementation process since the Board of Regents approved the restructuring proposal last month, Cross told the Regents Thursday that significant

  • Regents Approve Outcomes-Based Metrics, Faculty Workload Policies

    December 7, 2017

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents approved an outcomes-based funding model for allocating new state funds to UW institutions, as well as a faculty workload reporting plan, in accordance with statutory requirements established in the 2017-19 biennial budget. OUTCOMES-BASED METRICS The 2017-19 biennial budget included $26.25 million in new state funding specifically targeted for outcomes-based

  • News Around the UW System – December 2017

    December 7, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Eau Claire geography majors are learning to use sophisticated geospatial technologies. These students are in high demand for internships and jobs, thanks to the hands-on fieldwork made possible through partnerships with industry leaders. UW-Extension’s Center for Technology Commercialization helped draw a national biohealth conference to

  • WEDC, UW System Name Talent Initiatives Director

    Rebecca Deschane to oversee statewide efforts to attract, retain highly skilled workforce in newly-created position that will serve both organizations

    December 7, 2017

    Madison, WI – The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) today announced that Rebecca Deschane has been named talent initiatives director, a new position that will lead and coordinate statewide efforts to attract and retain talent for both organizations. Deschane, WEDC’s legislative liaison since 2011, has been an integral

  • Quinn Williams Appointed as UW System’s General Counsel

    December 7, 2017

    MADISON, Wis. – Following a national search, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the appointment of Quinn Williams as the System’s General Counsel. In his new role, Williams will serve as chief legal officer for the UW System. He will provide legal advice to the Board of Regents, the UW System President,

  • UW System Wins National Award to Support Student Success

    December 1, 2017

    The University of Wisconsin System is one of four higher education systems nationwide to be awarded a two-year grant from the National Association of System Heads (NASH), an organization of the chief executives of 46 public colleges and university systems in the United States.  The $150,000 grant will be used to advance the UW System’s

  • Regents Approve Concept to Restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension (news summary)

    November 9, 2017

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved today a proposal to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension, joining the 13 two-year campuses with four-year comprehensive and research institutions. UW-Extension divisions will be joined within UW-Madison and UW System Administration. “This proposal empowers us to meet the challenges we face while upholding the

  • Board of Regents Approves Restructure of UW Colleges and UW-Extension

    November 9, 2017

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents passed a resolution approving a proposal to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension.  The resolution allows UW System President Ray Cross to proceed with planning and implementation to join the 13 two-year campuses with four-year comprehensive and research institutions.  UW-Extension divisions will be joined within UW-Madison and UW System

  • UW System Recognizes Seven Institutions for Earning UW VETS Certification

    UW System Awarded Nearly $24 Million in UW-funded Veterans Tuition Benefits in Fiscal Year 2017

    November 9, 2017

    Two days before Veteran’s Day, the University of Wisconsin (UW) System honored seven of its institutions at today’s Board of Regents meeting for achieving UW Veterans Education and Transition to Success (VETS) Certification.  In addition to the undergraduate and graduate tuition benefits the UW System awards to veterans under the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, this certification

  • News Around the UW System – November 2017

    November 9, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents WisPolitics partnered with UW-Extension to offer economic roundtables in Hudson, Richland Center, and Sheboygan. Experts from the Department of Revenue, Division for Business & Entrepreneurship, and Cooperative Extension shared data with community leaders to help drive future economic growth. UW-Marshfield/Wood County celebrated the opening of