1. UW System President names search and screen committee for UW-Whitewater chancellor position

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall has named a 17-member search and screen committee to assist with the search for a new chancellor at UW-Whitewater. Chancellor H. Gaylon Greenhill announced in October his plans to retire from the university on June 30, 1999. He has served as the 12th chancellor of the

  2. University of Wisconsin System accountability report notes progress in effort to shorten time to graduation

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System is on target in its effort to reduce the average number of total credits necessary to obtain a baccalaureate degree, while maintaining the integrity of degree programs, according to a report to be presented to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents next week. In its sixth

  3. University of Wisconsin System fall FTE enrollment hits target; freshmen enrollment jumps 4.4%

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System achieved its enrollment management target for the fall semester of the 1998-99 academic year, President Katharine C. Lyall announced today at a meeting of the UW System Board of Regents. Enrollment of new freshmen at University of Wisconsin System institutions for the Fall 1998 semester increased by 4.4%

  4. Underkofler ‘Excellence in Teaching’ awards given to four UW System teachers

    MADISON — Four University of Wisconsin System teachers today received $5,000 awards as recipients of the 1998 Alliant Energy “Underkofler Excellence in Teaching” Awards. The teachers are: Jan Heide, associate professor of business marketing, UW-Madison; Donald Passman, professor of mathematics, UW-Madison; Sayeed Payesteh. associate professor of business and economics, UW-Fond du Lac; Lisa Riedle, associate

  5. University of Wisconsin System President commends System-wide library group-license accord

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin-Madison libraries have negotiated a group license agreement on behalf of all UW System libraries to receive all 26 World Wide Web journals published by the American Chemical Society, UW System President Katharine C. Lyall announced today. Negotiating System-wide licenses, instead of licenses for individual campuses, allows wider access to

  6. Free speech discussed at UW System Board of Regents meeting

    GREEN BAY — Recent challenges to free speech on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus should remind us of the importance of free speech to a great university, UW System Board of Regents President San Orr Jr. said Friday. The impromptu discussion followed two recent incidents on the UW-Madison campus and subsequent University Committee public concern

  7. David W. Olien named UW System Senior Vice President for Administration

    MADISON – David W. Olien, who has served for the past year as interim senior vice president for administration in the University of Wisconsin System, was today named to the position on a permanent basis. The appointment follows a national search, and is effective immediately. He reports to President Katharine Lyall and succeeds Keith Sanders,

  8. UW System 1999-2001 biennial budget proposal focuses on protecting educational quality, capital assets

    MADISON – When the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents convenes here Aug. 20, System President Katharine C. Lyall will recommend a 1999-2001 Biennial Budget which is based on securing basic tools necessary for students to succeed today, and on advancing the University and the state’s economy into the future. “We know this will

  9. Orr elected Regent President; Smith elected Vice President of UW System Board

    MADISON – Wausau resident San W. Orr, Jr. was elected today to a one-year term as president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. He succeeds Sheldon B. Lubar, Milwaukee, who served as president since June 1997. Also today, Jay L. Smith, Middleton, was elected vice president, succeeding Orr. San Orr Jr., an

  10. Board of Regents honors two UW System academic staff members for ‘Excellence’

    MADISON – Kris McGrew, director of the statewide UW-Extension Higher Education Location Program (HELP), and Jim Vance, director of the American Ethnic Coordinating Office at UW-Eau Claire, are recipients of the first UW System Board of Regents Administrative and Professional Academic Staff Excellence Award. McGrew and Vance each received a $5,000 award at the June

  11. UW System Board of Regents will consider tuition schedule, annual operating budget on June 4-5

    MADISON – The 1998-99 operating budget for the University of Wisconsin System to be allocated to the campuses by the Board of Regents here June 4-5 contains an increase of $180 per student in state funding and a tuition increase of $70 per semester for resident undergraduate students at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee and at the 13

  12. Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher is recommended to Regents as next chancellor of UW-Milwaukee

    MADISON – Dr. Nancy L. Zimpher, dean of the College of Education at The Ohio State University (OSU), will be recommended to the full University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents for the position of chancellor at UW-Milwaukee by a Regent Special Search Committee and UW System President Katharine C. Lyall. The recommendation follows interviews

  13. Dr. Donald J. Mash is recommended to Regents as next chancellor at UW-Eau Claire

    MADISON – Dr. Donald J. Mash, president of Wayne State College in Wayne, Neb., will be recommended to the full University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents for the position of chancellor at UW-Eau Claire by a Regent Special Search Committee and UW System President Katharine C. Lyall. The recommendation follows interviews May 1 with

  14. Four finalists named for position of chancellor at UW-Eau Claire, UW System President Lyall announces

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of four finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Eau Claire. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Eau Claire Chancellorship, chaired by Regent Patrick Boyle, which will interview the finalists May 1 in

  15. Dr. John Keating named Chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Parkside

    MADISON – Dr. John Keating, provost at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks, was today named the fifth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The announcement was made by UW System President Katharine Lyall. Action on the appointment was taken earlier today by the Board of Regents. Keating, 59, succeeds Dr. Eleanor Smith, who retired

  16. University of Wisconsin-Madison business students to manage $10 million fixed-income fund

    MADISON – In 1970, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business were among the first in the country to have the opportunity to manage “real-world” equity portfolios. Now UW-Madison students will be among the first to manage a substantial fixed income fund. The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has authorized students in

  17. University of Wisconsin-Madison business students to manage $10 million fixed-income fund

    MADISON – In 1970, students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business were among the first in the country to have the opportunity to manage “real-world” equity portfolios. Now UW-Madison students will be among the first to manage a substantial fixed income fund. The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents has authorized students in

  18. Retired UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Larry Schnack awarded ‘Emeritus’ rank by UW System President Katharine C. Lyall

    MADISON – UW System President Katharine C. Lyall announced Wednesday that retired UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Larry Schnack is being honored for his decades of service to higher education and the State of Wisconsin with the title of “chancellor emeritus.” “The history of higher education in Wisconsin deserves a chapter on Larry Schnack,” Lyall said. “From

  19. Second semester tuition billings provide information on taxpayer subsidies to UW students

    MADISON — Students attending University of Wisconsin System institutions will receive some new information as they receive their second-semester tuition bills: an indication of who is helping them attend classes. Students and parents will be informed in second-semester notices that state taxpayers pay `almost two-thirds of an undergraduate’s instructional expenses at UW System institutions. Tuition