Recent UW System News

  • Statement on inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers and newly elected state legislative officials

    January 7, 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Congratulations to Governor Tony Evers on his inauguration and to members of the State Legislature as they are sworn into office today. As a former member of the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents, Governor Evers knows the vital role UW […]

  • UW System Board of Regents and UW-Oshkosh Foundation reach settlement

    December 21, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – After completing a court-ordered mediation process, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation are pleased to announce that they have agreed to settle all issues relating to the disputes between the Board of Regents and the UW-Oshkosh Foundation. The parties have agreed to confirm ownership […]

  • Veteran higher ed leader named interim UW-Whitewater Chancellor

    Cheryl Green has more than 25 years of experience in higher education and student affairs

    December 21, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that Cheryl Green has agreed to serve as UW-Whitewater’s interim Chancellor. Green, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at UW-Oshkosh, will step into the new role on Jan. 1, 2019. After consulting with leaders of the UW System Board of Regents and members of […]

  • Statement from UW System President Cross, Dec. 17, 2018

    December 17, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “I have accepted Chancellor Beverly Kopper’s decision to resign, effective December 31, 2018. We appreciate her accomplishments during her time as Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater.”

  • UW Extended Campus will accelerate course offerings

    December 11, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has launched UW Extended Campus to expand access to a quality UW education to working adults throughout Wisconsin. “Expanding access to a UW education for adults and professionals is a major growth opportunity for all UW campuses across the System,” said Ray Cross, UW System President. “The […]

  • Chancellors share details on proposed capacity-building initiatives (day 2 news summary)

    December 7, 2018

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – A key part of the University of Wisconsin System budget request for 2019-21 is focused on capacity-building proposals. These initiatives are designed to increase student success and output, with an emphasis on addressing the state’s workforce needs. To grow capacity will require additional investments in faculty, support staff, or facilities, to […]

  • UW System leadership commends UW-Stevens Point leadership at Regent meeting

    December 7, 2018

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson and Provost Greg Summers provided a status update on its “Point Forward” proposal at the Board of Regents Education Committee on Dec. 6, 2018. The report provided a technical update on the proposal’s timeline – no action was taken by the Board. “The Board […]

  • Western Wisconsin UW campus initiatives will bolster state’s talent pipeline, innovation

    December 7, 2018

    LA CROSSE, Wis.  – University of Wisconsin System campuses in the western part of the state are critical to the UW System’s goals of enhancing student success, improving the state’s talent pipeline, and spurring innovation through Capacity-Building Initiatives. The UW System is seeking $25 million in the 2019-21 state budget to add hundreds of students […]

  • News Around the UW System – December 2018

    December 7, 2018

    Report to the Board of Regents UW-La Crosse students are near the top nationally for paying back their student loans. UWL’s excellent job placement rates and award-winning It Make$ Cents! financial literacy program contribute to high five-year repayment rates for Pell Grant recipients. Eighty-two percent of students paid toward their loan principal five years later. […]

  • UW System Regents approve 3% annual increases in 2019-21 pay plan (day 1 news summary)

    December 6, 2018

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took decisive action by unanimously approving a pay plan that would provide UW System employees a three percent pay plan increase for each of the two fiscal years starting July 1. Regents also backed an identical pay plan for UW-Madison. “An investment in […]