Recent UW System News

  • Aaron Seligman named Director of UW System’s Office of Educational Opportunity

    July 18, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the appointment of Aaron Seligman as the UW System’s new Director of the Office of Educational Opportunity (OEO), effective August 1. Seligman will lead the OEO in connecting students, families, professional educators, and community leaders with opportunities to create, operate, and attend public schools that […]

  • UW System promotes student success, drives Wisconsin economy

    By Andrew S. Petersen, President, Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System

    July 15, 2019

    As the newly elected president of the Board of Regents, here’s my pledge: I will continue to be a tenacious advocate for the University of Wisconsin System. The UW System is Wisconsin’s economic driver, and the best investment our taxpayers can make. We are returning 23 dollars for every dollar invested in us. We are […]

  • Regent President Petersen calls for campaign to showcase UW System value (day 2 news summary)

    July 12, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – Andrew (Drew) S. Petersen, the new President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, announced Friday the launch of an aggressive, statewide campaign to spotlight and showcase the value for students, families and taxpayers that is provided by every institution of the University of Wisconsin System. “Starting in September, we […]

  • News Around the UW System – July 2019

    July 12, 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents UW-Oshkosh art students in a digital fabrication class recently gained real-world professional experience working with one of the community’s most prestigious employers, Oshkosh Defense. The students created innovative designs for the company’s new People First Recognition Awards Program. Final designs will be manufactured for a fall award ceremony. More […]

  • Regents approve UW System annual budget (day 1 news summary)

    July 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.–The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve a $6.382 billion annual operating budget for 2019-20 at its meeting Thursday in Madison. In introducing the budget, UW System President Ray Cross reiterated the need to use every dollar wisely and in ways that serve students, faculty, and campus communities. Cross […]

  • UW System reviewing student behavioral health services

    Recommendations to be made in early 2020

    July 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced Thursday that it is assessing student behavioral health needs and existing services at its 13 universities with an eye toward recommending additional approaches early next year. Three System work groups led by six senior student affairs officers will make the recommendations. “With a wealth of expertise on campus, […]

  • UW System empowers small business innovation

    July 11, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System empowers innovation in all corners of the state. In the last five years, the UW System’s network of Small Business Development Centers helped companies obtain $405.7 million in loans and investment, supported 66,737 jobs, and helped launch 1,225 new businesses. “We create supportive environments for local businesses where innovation […]

  • UW System statement on governor’s budget signing

    July 3, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s budget signing by Governor Evers exemplifies his commitment to our public universities by ensuring that long-term investments will benefit students and Wisconsin for years to come. “Legislative leadership played a key role in championing projects fundamental to growing Wisconsin’s talent […]

  • UW System statement on legislature’s budget vote

    June 26, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “The budget passed by the legislature makes a significant long-term investment in our campus infrastructure that will benefit students, our faculty, and the state for years to come. “I thank Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos, and their respective caucuses for their leadership in […]

  • UW System promotes “15 to Finish” campaign

    Taking 15 credits per semester can help students graduate on time

    June 25, 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Across the University of Wisconsin System, incoming freshman students are hearing a new phrase: “15 to Finish.” It’s the idea that taking 15 credits each semester or 30 credits per year makes a student more likely to stay on track and graduate on time. “We want to make sure that students graduate, and graduate […]