Recent UW System News

  • UW System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President John Robert Behling Statements Regarding UW System Compensation Plan Approval

    February 15, 2018

    On February 14, 2018, the legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) unanimously approved a pay plan increase for UW System employees. UW System President Ray Cross “We thank the Joint Committee on Employment Relations for unanimously approving the largest compensation increase UW employees have seen in nearly a decade.  These increases will be important […]

  • Regents Recognize 10th Annual Diversity Awards Recipients (day 2 news summary)

    February 9, 2018

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the 10th annual recipients of its Regents’ Diversity Awards Friday. The awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Regent Mark Tyler, chair of the selection committee, said the award recipients show “a […]

  • News Around the UW System – February 2018

    February 9, 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Madison researchers partnered with UCLA to confirm a 3½ billion-year-old piece of rock contained the oldest fossils ever found. Geoscience Professor John Valley led the study of the Western Australia fossil – and the results confirmed this is the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. […]

  • UW System Provides Update on Project Aimed at Improving Student Access, Affordability and Opportunity (day 1 news summary)

    February 8, 2018

    MADISON – Rob Cramer, Vice President for Administration, updated the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents on current and future implementation and planning for the UW Colleges and UW-Extension restructuring project at its meeting Thursday. “The primary objectives of the restructuring are access, affordability, and opportunity,” Cramer said. “It is important to keep these […]

  • Regents’ Diversity Awards Recipients Announced

    February 5, 2018

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the tenth annual recipients of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 9 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 will receive $5,000 to support professional […]

  • $2.3 Million Grant Supports UW System Math Initiative to Increase Student Success

    Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates aims to increase student success

    February 2, 2018

    The University of Wisconsin System has received a $2.3 million grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates in support of its ongoing Math Initiative, a coordinated, systemwide effort. The Math Initiative is designed to help students complete—in their first year of college—relevant introductory mathematics education that aligns to their program of study and […]

  • Staff Changes

    January 30, 2018

    President Cross accepted Jessica Tormey’s resignation effective January 29. Ms. Tormey has served the UW System since 2007, and most recently served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of University Relations. Ms. Tormey made a personal choice to leave the organization based upon a personal mistake and how media coverage of those decisions potentially reflected […]

  • President Cross Statement on Passage of Assembly Bill AB 675

    January 3, 2018

    Today, the Assembly Committee on State Affairs passed the provisions included in AB 675, legislation that will streamline the building project approval process at the Wisconsin Department of Administration.  The legislation reflects language supported by the UW System Board of Regents that was originally included in Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-19 biennial budget.  The bill was […]

  • Board of Regents’ Executive Committee Approves Administrative Functions Related to UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring Initiative

    Decision Protects Student Financial Aid Packages

    January 3, 2018

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents’ Executive Committee approved a resolution that will allow all UW comprehensive and research institutions to offer the UW Colleges’ Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree in the online format as part of the restructuring initiative.  The resolution also allows UW-Milwaukee to offer the AAS in the Flexible […]

  • AG Schimel and UW System Team Up with Adapt Pharma to Expand Narcan Availability on University Campuses

    UW System Has First System-wide NARCAN Initiative in Nation

    December 13, 2017

    MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel and University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross are expanding access and affordability of the live-saving opiate antidote, NARCAN® Nasal Spray, through a partnership with the drug’s manufacturer, Adapt Pharma, Inc. that was announced today. “Earlier this year, DOJ partnered with Adapt Pharma to expand NARCAN® access in […]