Recent UW System News

  • Board of Regents Announces Administrative Hiring Workgroup

    Group to explore ways to streamline hiring process for leadership roles

    August 7, 2017

    UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling announces the creation of a workgroup to explore streamlining the hiring process for System and institutional leadership.  The group will also consider options to increase the number of applicants from non-academic backgrounds. “We have a wonderful group of chancellors and system leaders.  As the responsibilities of

  • UW System Launches Recovery and Charter School Requests for Proposals

    August 2, 2017

    Today, the UW System Office of Educational Opportunity (OEO) launches Request for Proposals (RFP) for a recovery high school, as well as charter schools in Madison or Milwaukee.  The Recovery School RFP seeks applicants for a pilot substance abuse recovery high school students located anywhere in Wisconsin. “The students who choose to attend the school

  • UW System President Ray Cross Statement Regarding Foxconn Technology Group Announcement

    July 26, 2017

    “We are very pleased to learn that Foxconn Technology Group will be locating its new plant in Wisconsin, where it will be working alongside one of the finest public university systems in the world. The University of Wisconsin System has been engaged in these discussions from early in the process. We have appreciated the opportunity

  • Use New Mobile App to See Which UW Schools Are Right for You

    UW Journey matches students with their best UW campus fit based upon career goals, extracurricular interests

    July 20, 2017

    College-bound students now have an easier way to find UW System campuses that best meets their needs. A new mobile app called UW Journey guides students through the college search process by comparing and contrasting the 26 UW System campuses.  It matches a student’s career goals, extracurricular interests, lifestyle and more.  Users can also sign

  • Regents approve resolution reaffirming commitment to freedom of speech, expression (day 2 news summary)

    July 7, 2017

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to honoring freedom of speech and expression on campus. Regent President John Robert Behling, in his first report as the Board’s new leader, called for UW System President Ray Cross and his team to review current

  • “News from around the UW System”

    July 7, 2017

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents Students in the UW-Superior Black Student Union honored Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander. They presented him with a traditional African sash to show their appreciation for the police department’s support of the African American community. UW-Stout received a $425,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation

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

    July 6, 2017

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted to approve a $6.2 billion annual operating budget for 2017-18 at its meeting Thursday in Madison. In introducing the budget, UW System President Ray Cross reiterated the need to consider the value students derive from a high-quality college experience, and whether the UW’s colleges

  • UW System Board of Regents Statement Regarding UW-Oshkosh Foundation Financial Commitments Related to Real Estate Transactions

    June 27, 2017

    The Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Michael M. Grebe confirmed today the Regents do not intend to use state dollars to meet the obligations of the UW-Oshkosh Foundation’s inappropriately made real estate related financial commitments. Grebe noted, “to do so would be inappropriate.” “University officials will continue to work with the Foundation’s leadership as

  • UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling Statement Regarding Vote on Freedom of Expression Bill AB-299

    June 22, 2017

    “The UW System and Board of Regents strongly believe in the freedom of expression, and we want to do more to ensure every voice is heard.  It is critical to our mission and the Wisconsin Idea that different viewpoints are shared and examined. “The Board of Regents has a responsibility to develop policies that will

  • Dairy Summit Brings Together Industry Leaders and UW Researchers

    Dairy Event was the First of UW System’s Wisconsin Idea Summits

    June 19, 2017

    More than 200 people were in attendance at the UW System Wisconsin Idea Dairy Summit today in Madison. Top researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers met to identify challenges and opportunities for the dairy industry moving forward. The dairy industry and farmers are vitally important to Wisconsin’s economy with farms producing 30 billion pounds of