1. Wisconsin retains its college grads, but fails to attract grads from other states, UW Regents told

    MADISON — Wisconsin is doing a good job of retaining its college graduates, but ranks near the bottom nationally in ability to attract college graduates into the state, Roger Hammer, of the University of Wisconsin Applied Population Laboratory, told the UW System Board of Regents Thursday. The Regents are looking at trends in the Wisconsin

  2. Linda Weimer named vice president for University Relations for UW System

    MADISON – Linda L. Weimer, who has held senior public affairs positions at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named Vice President for University Relations for the University of Wisconsin System, effective February 1, 2000. In her new position, Weimer will be responsible for coordinating external relations including government

  3. Linda Weimer named vice president for University Relations for UW System

    MADISON – Linda L. Weimer, who has held senior public affairs positions at the University of California, Berkeley and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, has been named Vice President for University Relations for the University of Wisconsin System, effective February 1, 2000. In her new position, Weimer will be responsible for coordinating external relations including government

  4. David J. Ward, UW System Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, announces plans to retire effective July 7, 2000

    MADISON – David J. Ward, senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the University of Wisconsin System, announced today that he plans to step down from that position on July 7, 2000. “It is with sincere regret that I accept David J. Ward’s decision to retire,” said UW System President Katharine C. Lyall.

  5. UW System “President’s Report” takes the Wisconsin Idea into the next century

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall presented her annual report on the UW System to the Board of Regents at its meeting on November 5, 1999. Her seventh annual President’s Report highlights some of the UW System’s achievements as an institution and what the System hopes to achieve in the new

  6. Ameritech grant supports UW System diversity initiatives; $1.5 million for programs at UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall today announced that Ameritech has awarded a $1.5 million grant in support of Plan 2008, the Systemwide initiative to increase educational quality through greater racial and ethnic diversity. The announcement was made during the regular meeting of the UW System Board of Regents. Joining Lyall was

  7. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    President Katharine C. Lyall Farewell to Marcia Bromberg I want to say publicly how much I appreciate all that Vice President Bromberg has been able to accomplish in her three years at UW System Administration. She has brought new ideas and fresh approaches to the ways we manage our business; she has increased significantly the

  8. Women of color to be honored

    MADISON – Twenty-one women of color in Wisconsin higher education will be honored for their contributions to diversity at the annual Women of Color Ceremony and Reception on October 22, 1999 at UW-Platteville. The ceremony and reception, held in conjunction with the 24th annual Women’s Studies Conference and the 15th annual Wisconsin Institute for Peace

  9. UW System faculty recognized with Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards

    MADISON – Four UW System teachers will receive $5,000 awards as recipients of the 1999 Alliant Energy “Underkofler Excellence in Teaching” Awards at a ceremony on October 15. The four recipients are: Ann Burgess, senior lecturer and director of biology core curriculum, UW-Madison; Michael Compton, associate professor of horticulture and biotechnology, UW-Platteville; Fred Fenster, professor

  10. UW System President Lyall appoints search committee for UW-Extension chancellor

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall has appointed a 17-member search and screen committee to help select the next chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Extension. The committee, which includes UW System faculty and staff, as well as community members from across Wisconsin, will meet for the first time on Monday, October 25,

  11. UW System President Lyall names search committee for UW-River Falls chancellor

    MADISON — A search and screen committee to find a new chancellor for UW-River Falls has been appointed. University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall has appointed a 17-member committee, which includes UW-River Falls faculty, staff, students, community members, and a representative from the University of Wisconsin System Administration. The committee is meeting at UW-River

  12. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    President Katharine C. Lyall I want to take a few moments this morning to report to you on the outcome of the Board’s 1999-01 biennial budget request for the UW System. As you know, it has been a long and sometimes frustrating wait for those of us charged with operating a quality university system that

  13. UW System teacher education graduates get jobs

    MADISON – The overwhelming majority of University of Wisconsin System teacher education graduates are employed, mostly as teachers, according to a survey conducted for UW System Administration (UWSA) by the Wisconsin Survey Research Laboratory. Concerns that too many teacher education students are graduating from the UW System and thereby creating an overabundance of teachers prompted

  14. UW System VP-Finance Marcia Bromberg to resign effective December 1, 1999

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced that with “great regret” she has accepted the resignation of Marcia W. Bromberg, UW System vice president for finance, effective December 1, 1999. Bromberg has served as the UW System’s chief financial officer since December 1996. She has accepted a position as chief

  15. UW System joins national campaign against binge drinking

    MADISON – A national campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the dangers of high risk binge drinking by young people is being launched Friday, September 10, with full-page advertisements appearing in dozens of newspapers around the country and a website providing information about binge drinking on college campus. The University of Wisconsin System, UW-Madison

  16. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents announces 1999 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

    MADISON — Faculty and academic staff from UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater have been named recipients of the 1999 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards are presented to two individual UW System faculty in recognition of outstanding career achievement in teaching and one UW System academic department that has demonstrated exceptional commitment and effectiveness in training.

  17. Albert J. Beaver, interim chancellor of UW-Extension, announces retirement

    MADISON – Albert J. Beaver, interim chancellor of University of Wisconsin-Extension since 1997 and one of the UW System’s most senior administrators, announced today that he will retire on July 1, 2000. “Since February 1997, we have worked together to promote the value of UW-Extension and chart its course for a dynamic future,” Beaver said

  18. University of Wisconsin Regents approve 1999-2000 operating budget and tuition rates

    Tuition still below midpoint among peer institutions; UW-Madison students who receive grants receive $300 to offset increase MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Monday (July 19) adopted a $2.9 billion budget for the 1999-2000 academic year and set tuition rates in the absence of an overall state budget for the 1999-2001

  19. Regents will meet July 19th to consider fall tuition rates; Lyall reaffirms UW System’s key goals for 1999-2001 biennium

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will reschedule its cancelled July 8-9 meeting to July 19, and will consider tuition rates for the fall 1999 semester at that time. Regent President San W. Orr, Jr., said the later date pushes the tuition-setting discussion “back as far as we can go,” while

  20. San Orr re-elected Regent President; Jay Smith re-elected Regent Vice President

    MADISON — San W. Orr, Jr., Wausau, was today re-elected to a one-year term as president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. The action was taken during the annual meeting of the board, held this morning on the UW-Milwaukee campus. Jay Smith, Middleton, was re-elected to a one-year term as vice president.

  21. Sharyn Wisniewski named Director of Public Information for the UW System

    MADISON — Sharyn Wisniewski [wis-NEZ-skee], statewide marketing director for the Wisconsin Technical College System, has been named director of public information for the University of Wisconsin System, effective June 21. In her new position, Wisniewski will be responsible for the news media relations and publications of the UW System Administration and Board of Regents. She

  22. Dr. John W. Miller of Florida State University named next chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    KENOSHA — Dr. John W. “Jack” Miller, professor and dean of the College of Education at Florida State University, was today named the 13th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, effective July 1. The appointment was made by the UW System Board of Regents during its meeting at UW-Parkside. The Board acted on the recommendation

  23. UW Board of Regents to consider instructions for optional retirement system

    MADISON –– The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will consider legislative drafting instructions creating an Optional Retirement System (ORS) to be sent to the legislature at its May 6-7 meeting at UW-Parkside. The Board action is the final step in meeting a legislative mandate that requires the Board to submit legislation creating an

  24. UW-Milwaukee to ask for Board of Regents’ approval of charter school contract

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will present a model contract for its proposed new charter schools to the Board of Regents for its approval at the May 6-7 meeting at UW-Parkside. The draft contract will provide the framework for negotiations with organizations interested in operating charter schools under the auspices of UW-Milwaukee. Seven organizations

  25. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents announces Academic Staff Excellence Awards

    MADISON — Academic staff members from UW-Madison and UW-La Crosse have each been named recipients of the 1999 Regents Administrative and Professional Academic Staff Excellence Award for Outstanding Service. The awards will be presented May 7 during the regular meeting of the Board of Regents, to be held at UW-Parkside. Additional recognition will be given

  26. University of Wisconsin System to launch online “Directory of Expertise”

    MADISON –– The first official request for information from the University of Wisconsin System Directory of Expertise, an online database of more than 3,000 UW System faculty and staff experts, will take place April 9th in conjunction with the UW System Board of Regents meeting. Assisting in the launch of the Directory will be Brenda

  27. UW System Board of Regents to hear presentation on accreditation of distance education programs

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hear a special luncheon presentation on “Accreditation for Distance Education Programs” on Thursday, April 8 prior to its regular monthly committee meetings. Dr. Judith Eaton, president of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA), will make the presentation. The session is scheduled from 11:45

  28. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to hear final report of Design for Diversity

    MADISON –– Participation in precollege programs increases the probability of students of color graduating from high school and encourages them to continue their education at an institution of higher learning, according to the ninth and last report of the Design for Diversity plan which will be presented to the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents

  29. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to consider public broadcasting principles

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, at its April 8-9 meeting, will consider principles which will frame the UW System’s position on future discussions of a possible restructuring of public broadcasting in Wisconsin. “The UW System developed the principles to guide us as deliberations begin during the spring legislative session,” said UW

  30. UW System projected to lose 40% of faculty over next decade due to retirement

    MADISON – Nearly 40 percent of current University of Wisconsin System faculty are likely to retire over the next decade, according to a report to be released next week by the UW System Office of Policy Analysis and Research. The report finds that approximately 2,384 of the current 6,208 UW faculty could retire during the

  31. University of Wisconsin Board of Regents to consider principles for an optional retirement system plan

    MADISON —  The University of Wisconsin System Regents will consider a set of principles to frame optional retirement system legislation at their April 8th meeting. The development of these principles is the result of a legislatively-mandated timetable that requires the Regents to submit legislation by June 1, 1999 which would establish an optional retirement system