Recent UW System News

  • Regents approve tenure policy, elect new leadership (day 2 news summary)

    June 5, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously passed a resolution to move language concerning tenure as it currently exists in state statute into Regent policy. That policy, which will take effect if related state statutes are repealed as proposed, will sunset on the date the Board adopts a long-term

  • UW System Board of Regents elects new leadership

    June 5, 2015

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By unanimous vote, Regent Regina Millner of Madison was today elected President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Regent John Behling of Eau Claire was elected to serve as Vice President of the Board. Both positions have a one-year term. First appointed to the Board in 2012, Millner’s

  • “News from around the UW System”

    June 5, 2015

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents More than 50 volunteers came to Memorial Park at UW-Platteville recently to plant 4,000 seedlings. You will recall that it was just about a year ago that an EF-2 tornado swept through the park, as well as the campus and the city of Platteville, destroying

  • UW Board of Regents focus on budget, tenure reform (day 1 news summary)

    June 4, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – While budget debates may sometimes test civility and threaten to divide people, UW System President Ray Cross called for looking at the big picture. “At the end of the day, we are all yearning for a future Wisconsin that’s not repeatedly and always focusing on how to defend our budget, but how to

  • Regents to honor winners of 2015 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

    June 1, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence at its regular board meeting June 5 in Milwaukee. This is the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award winners exemplify the commitment and far-reaching

  • Statement by UW System Regent President Michael Falbo on Joint Finance Committee action:

    May 29, 2015

    “We appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s action today and the spirit of collaboration we have developed with its members and the legislature. With President Cross’s leadership, this new sense of partnership has helped us get to where we are today. It has also set a new standard and tone for how we can best serve

  • Statement by UW System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents Vice President Regina Millner on the Joint Finance Committee’s proposed changes to shared governance and tenure:

    May 29, 2015

    “When the Governor released his budget in January, the leadership of UW System and the Board of Regents spoke with one voice and immediately expressed our commitment to uphold the tenets of shared governance and tenure. Whether these important policies continued in statute or Board policy, we vowed they would live on. “We remain as

  • Statement by University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross on proposed Joint Finance Committee motion

    May 29, 2015

    “Today’s proposed action by the Joint Finance Committee represents a significant reduction in the cut to the UW System. I want to express my gratitude to these legislators as well as the others who have worked to reduce the cut and provide the System with needed flexibilities. “I know this has been a difficult budget

  • Beverly A. Kopper named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    May 26, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – Beverly A. Kopper has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved Kopper’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Kopper will step into her new leadership post on July 1, 2015. Kopper has served as provost and

  • UW System honors students for essays on the value of liberal education

    May 18, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Raymond Cross has announced three undergraduate student winners of the annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. Now in its 10th year, the competition was established to support and promote student learning and liberal education throughout the state’s public university system. This year’s essay prompt invited