1. Statement: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System, on Wisconsin Technology Council principles to guide future of higher education

    “We appreciate the support of the Wisconsin Technology Council. Its members recognize the critical roles UW System institutions play in strengthening the economic vitality of this state. We know there are community stakeholders, families, and businesses throughout Wisconsin that, like the Council, place a high priority on the preparation and success of our graduates, innovative

  2. UW System seeks statewide input in developing its new strategic plan

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is hitting the road to listen to the people. As part of developing a new strategic plan, the University is asking for input on how the UW System can be even more responsive to the needs of Wisconsin and its residents. At 14 listening sessions to be held

  3. UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients

    2015 marks 20th anniversary of award

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 17 recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their contributions to diversity and the status of women within the UW System. This year marks the 20th anniversary

  4. UW System honors Dr. P.B. Poorman Award recipients for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 2015 recipients of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People. The P.B. Poorman Award was established to publicly recognize UW System faculty, staff, students, or community members for their excellence in advocacy, research, teaching, or service on behalf

  5. Statement: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System on “Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act (H.R. 3177)”

    “One of our top priorities is providing more students easier access to an affordable, quality higher education. Making income data available earlier and more accessible for families— particularly families with low-income and first-generation students—gives them the time, support, and confidence they need to make one of the most important decisions and investments of their lives.”

  6. Statement of UW System President Cross following signing of the 2015-17 biennial budget

    Our efforts during the last six months required a commitment to listening, to partnership and to reform. We carry those values with us going forward. We thank legislators for their collaborative spirit and willingness to continue an important dialogue. We did not agree on everything, but we solidified a new partnership during the conversation. We

  7. UW Regents approve 2015-16 annual operating budget (news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted 15-2 Thursday to approve a $6.194 billion annual operating budget for 2015-16 that includes significant reductions in fund balances. “We are allocating roughly $180 million from fund balances to bring this budget into balance,” UW System President Ray Cross told the Board. “It is

  8. Statement by Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    We greatly appreciate the support of Sen. Petrowski and all of the Senate members who voted in support of making $25 million of the UW System funding reduction a lapse. This will significantly improve the fiscal condition of our campuses into the future. It is one more demonstration of how our new partnership with the

  9. Regents approve tenure policy, elect new leadership (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously passed a resolution to move language concerning tenure as it currently exists in state statute into Regent policy. That policy, which will take effect if related state statutes are repealed as proposed, will sunset on the date the Board adopts a long-term

  10. UW System Board of Regents elects new leadership

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By unanimous vote, Regent Regina Millner of Madison was today elected President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Regent John Behling of Eau Claire was elected to serve as Vice President of the Board. Both positions have a one-year term. First appointed to the Board in 2012, Millner’s