Recent UW System News

  • UW System Statements on Joint Finance Committee capital budget vote

    June 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “I deeply appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s very strong investment in the University of Wisconsin System’s infrastructure. This will help us modernize laboratories and classrooms, repair aging and unsafe facilities, and replace obsolete structures. This long-term investment will help attract and […]

  • Regents honors winners of 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    June 7, 2019

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting today. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2019 recipients include two individuals and one […]

  • UW System Board of Regents elects new board leadership

    Drew Petersen to serve as next Regents’ president

    June 7, 2019

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Drew Petersen to a one-year term as president. The vote was unanimous. Petersen, who earned an MBA from UW-Madison, succeeds John Robert Behling, whose term on the Board ended in May. The Regents also elected Michael M. Grebe as vice president. “Regent Petersen’s […]

  • News Around the UW System – June 2019

    June 7, 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Over 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers are giving students real-world experiences, helping to expand their skillsets and make important connections. By the time they graduate, nearly 80 percent of UW-Milwaukee students complete an invaluable internship or work study program. UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski unearthed three 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon skeletons on an archeological […]

  • President Cross: UW System meeting the needs of Wisconsin (day 1 news summary)

    June 6, 2019

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – For a future that includes a dynamic, healthy state economy, the University of Wisconsin System is the answer. That was the message of UW System leadership at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee. “The UW System is invaluable to this state and we must not be passive when it is so […]

  • UW System forms Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

    The Freshwater Collaborative is designed to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security

    June 6, 2019

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System institutions told the Board of Regents on Thursday that they are developing the nation’s most significant, integrated, multi-campus higher education program to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security. The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin would include all 13 UW System institutions, cross multiple disciplines, and solidify […]

  • Regents’ 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards announced

    Educators in Green Bay, River Falls, and Kenosha recognized for work to support student success

    June 3, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its next meeting in Milwaukee on June 7. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award recipients […]

  • President Cross Statement on Joint Finance Committee budget vote

    May 28, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s vote was a missed opportunity and shortsighted. The UW System is the best investment the state can make to develop its workforce and attract and retain talent. The UW System budget is reasonable, specific, and responds to workforce needs. We need at […]

  • Dwight C. Watson named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    Appointment takes effect Aug. 1

    May 23, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 17th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Watson’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Watson will step into […]

  • State, taxpayer investment boosts UW System as economic driver, talent pipeline

    By Ryan Ring, Regent, University of Wisconsin System

    May 17, 2019

    I would not be where I am today if it were not for the University of Wisconsin System. This month I will earn my diploma from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, becoming the first in my family to graduate from a four-year college. I am also concluding one of the most rewarding experiences of my […]