Recent UW System News

  • UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists named

    February 19, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin–Green Bay, a four-campus university with locations in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Marinette, and Sheboygan. A 12-member Search and Screen Committee, led by Regent Robert Atwell and Professor of Biology Michael Draney, recommended a list of […]

  • University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves new online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

    New graduate degree program aims to fill major cybersecurity talent gap

    February 17, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer a 12-course, 34-credit online master’s degree in cybersecurity. The program is a collaboration of University of Wisconsin Extended Campus and eight UW System campuses: UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW‑Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-River Falls, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Superior. The new online […]

  • UW System kicks off second round of All In Wisconsin tour stops at UW-Milwaukee

    President Cross, Regent President Petersen announce campus climate survey

    February 14, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, along with Regents Eve Hall and Torrey Tiedeman, joined UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone for a series of events at UW-Milwaukee today in the ninth stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the UW System brings […]

  • Regents recognize 12th annual Diversity Awards recipients (day 2 news summary)

    February 7, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the recipients of the 12th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards today. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. “These outstanding people and programs are making a profound impact on their campus communities, increasing […]

  • News Around the UW System – February 2020

    February 7, 2020

    Report to the Board of Regents UW-Madison’s South Madison Partnership will soon have four times the space to support its growth as a community resource. Currently, more than 1,000 people each month take part in the Partnership’s diverse programming, from educational courses to health and legal services. A new Odyssey Family Learning Center will serve […]

  • UW System explores strategies to narrow achievement gaps (day 1 news summary)

    February 6, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The persistent achievement gap between white students and students of color is a significant national issue but also one that is especially profound in some parts of Wisconsin. It’s a challenge the University of Wisconsin System must address, according to UW leadership. “We need to constantly seek to find answers,” said Regent President Andrew […]

  • UW System reports to Regents on public records improvements

    February 6, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin System is continually seeking to improve public accountability and public records access. Today, the System’s Director of Compliance and Integrity together with the Public Records Coordinator briefed the Board of Regents Audit Committee about improvements in public records responsiveness and tracking. Director of Compliance and Integrity Katie Ignatowski and […]

  • UW System Board of Regents announces 2020 Diversity Awards

    Educators in Milwaukee, Menomonie, and Madison recognized for work to support student success

    February 3, 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 12th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 7 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient is awarded $7,500 […]

  • 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 […]