Recent UW System News

  • UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2018

    October 22, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities […]

  • UW System honors achievements of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies across UW System

    14 honorees of the 2018 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People

    October 22, 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 14 honorees of the 2018 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates […]

  • UW System moving forward on strategic plan priorities (day 2 news summary)

    October 5, 2018

    SOMERS, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System institutions are making “really significant progress” in increasing the number of people holding the most in-demand degrees, according to Ben Passmore, UW System’s Associate Vice President for Policy Analysis and Research. Passmore provided the Board of Regents with the second annual progress report on 2020FWD, the UW System’s […]

  • More than 900 UW System students to receive need-based grants from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars

    October 5, 2018

    Madison, Wis. – The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars has awarded need-based grants to more than 900 UW System students, including approximately 580 new four-year University of Wisconsin System students and 324 transfer students. It is the second year in a row that all eligible transfer students were funded. The Fund for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS) provides […]

  • News Around the UW System – October 2018

    October 5, 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Parkside is making its mark in professional sports. Student Andrea Wagner completed an internship with Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions, and UW-Parkside alumnus Duane McLean leads business operations for the Detroit Tigers. The school has earned a top five ranking by schools.com for […]

  • Chancellors share impacts of proposed Capacity-Building Initiatives (day 1 news summary)

    October 4, 2018

    SOMERS, Wis. – Four University of Wisconsin System Chancellors told the System’s Board of Regents at its meeting Thursday at UW-Parkside that the $25-million funding request for Capacity-Building Initiatives would expand the state’s talent pipeline by increasing the number of graduates in high-demand fields like healthcare, science, technology, engineering and mathematics; and enhance student success […]

  • UW System seeks investment in Student Success and Workforce Development Initiatives to help address demographic trends

    October 1, 2018

    MADISON – The $25-million Capacity-Building Initiatives proposed by University of Wisconsin System institutions would expand access to high-demand fields, increase internship opportunities, and enhance undergraduate research. UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling sees the initiatives as a way to address demographic trends. “To position Wisconsin for long-term academic and economic success, we […]

  • Gov. Thompson to lead UW System Business Council

    September 21, 2018

    MADISON – Gov. Tommy G. Thompson has been appointed to lead the statewide business council formed by University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross. The UW System Business Council, comprised of more than two dozen business and industry leaders from across Wisconsin, is designed to foster increased dialogue with corporate leaders and to better align […]

  • UW System testifies in support of federal financial aid for students in UW Flexible Option program

    September 13, 2018

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System on Thursday urged the U.S. Department of Education (DoEd) to rewrite regulations governing the federal student financial aid programs to ensure students participating in its innovative UW Flexible Option program have access to federal financial aid. Laura Kite, assistant dean for student services for UW System’s Continuing Education, […]

  • UW System on track to implement more robust hiring, reference check policies (day 2 news summary)

    August 24, 2018

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System presented the Board of Regents with a proposal to require all UW institutions to document in personnel files instances of sexual violence and sexual harassment perpetrated by employees and to share that information with other employers, including System institutions and other State of Wisconsin agencies, during the hiring […]