1. New survey research shows strong public support for University of Wisconsin System as state funding priority

    MADISON — A large majority of Wisconsin residents believe the University of Wisconsin System is a “critical part of the state’s economy and quality of life” and “should receive additional state support to preserve and increase its value to Wisconsin citizens.” That’s one result of a statewide survey conducted in mid-October by Chamberlain Research Consultants

  2. National higher education ‘report card’ gives high marks to State of Wisconsin

    MILWAUKEE — “Measuring Up 2000,” a major report released today by the California-based National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education, gives high marks to colleges and universities in Wisconsin, says Katharine Lyall, president of the University of Wisconsin System. “We are very pleased with Wisconsin’s high grades,” said Lyall. “It is heartening to see

  3. Program finalized for Wisconsin Economic Summit; ‘white papers’ and feedback available on website

    MADISON — The program has been finalized for the Wisconsin Economic Summit, scheduled for November 29-December 1 at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin System, the Board of Regents and other groups. More than 500 persons are now registered for the meeting, according to Laurie Dies, summit

  4. Provost John D. Wiley named Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    MADISON — Dr. John D. Wiley, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was today named chancellor of the university, effective January 1, 2001. Wiley will become UW-Madison’s 27th leader, succeeding David Ward, who announced in March that he would step down as chancellor at the end of 2000 after

  5. UW System Board of Regents to hear special presentations at November meeting on national perspectives, K-12 education

    MADISON – Two nationally prominent speakers will make special presentations to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents when it meets next week in Madison. Terry Hartle, senior vice president and director of the Division of Government and Public Affairs for the American Council on Education (ACE), will speak on “National Perspectives on Higher

  6. UW System Board of Regents to hold forum on trust fund investments November 9

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its annual public forum on UW Trust Fund investments next Thursday, November 9 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Room 4151 of Grainger Hall on the UW-Madison campus. The forum will include a presentation on Trust Fund proxy voting guidelines, including a summary

  7. Cisco Systems chairman Morgridge & Governor Thompson to address Wisconsin Economic Summit

    MADISON – John P. Morgridge, Chairman of the Board of Cisco Systems and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will be a keynote speaker at the Wisconsin Economic Summit, scheduled for the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee November 29-December 1. Morgridge will address the future “New Economy” challenges and opportunities faced by Wisconsin. Governor

  8. Finalists named for position of chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of three finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Madison. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Madison Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent President Jay Smith, which will interview the finalists in Madison on

  9. University of Wisconsin System presents Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching awards

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall will present the 2000 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards at a ceremony in Madison on Friday, October 13. The $5,000 awards will be presented to four outstanding teachers from UW System campuses located within the Alliant service area. This year’s recipients are: Charles W.

  10. President Katharine Lyall appoints committee for UW-La Crosse chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the appointment of a 19-member committee to search for a successor to UW-La Crosse Chancellor Judith Kuipers, who resigned earlier this year to become president of the Fielding Institute. The committee will be chaired by James Gallagher, professor of archaeology. He will be

  11. Report: One-third of Wisconsin high school graduates go right on to the University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON – For one third of the Wisconsin high school Class of 1999, the next step after graduating was enrolling at a campus of the University of Wisconsin System. This 33% access rate is among the highest in the nation, according to a report to be presented at the next UW System Board of Regents

  12. Wisconsin Economic Summit regional sessions scheduled; registration and hotel information now available on-line

    MADISON – Regional “listening sessions” have been scheduled in preparation for the Wisconsin Economic Summit, set for November 29-December 1 at the Midwest Express Center in Milwaukee under the auspices of the University of Wisconsin System and a number of statewide partners. The listening sessions, hosted by members of regional committees, will give a wide

  13. Deborah Durcan named vice president for finance with the University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON — Deborah A. Durcan, acting vice president for finance with the University of Wisconsin (UW) System, has been named to the position on a permanent basis, effective September 1. As vice president, Durcan is responsible for all finance, internal audit, trust funds and related business functions of the UW System. She also serves as

  14. U.S. Department of Education awards $1 million grant to University of Wisconsin System for migrant worker project

    MADISON – The U.S. Department of Education has awarded the University of Wisconsin System a four-year grant for $1.0 million through the federal Learning Anytime Anywhere Partnerships (LAAP) program. The grant will help develop partnerships that will provide on-line educational and career exploration programming and services to migrant farm workers and their high school-age children

  15. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents presents annual Teaching Excellence Awards

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today presented three Teaching Excellence Awards at its regular meeting in Madison. The recipients are two individual faculty members and one department. Each received an inscribed plaque and a check for $5,000, to be used for professional development purposes. This year’s recipients are: Professor Joan

  16. Statement by UW System President Katharine Lyall

    I have responded to Secretary Lightbourn’s letter regarding the University of Wisconsin System budget this afternoon. The budget that was passed by our Board of Regents on August 25 is an investment plan for the state. Its development took seven months of work and countless hours of consultation, not only with the state but also

  17. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents to learn about technology and teacher education

    MADISON — With K-12 students returning to school throughout Wisconsin this week and next, it’s appropriate that a highlight of the September 7-8 meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will be a presentation on technology and teacher education. On Thursday, the Education Committee will learn about the work of a UW

  18. University of Wisconsin System budget proposal focuses on economic development and the ‘New Wisconsin Economy’

    MADISON — “Building the New Wisconsin Economy” is the theme for the University of Wisconsin (UW) System’s 2001-03 biennial operating budget proposal, to be presented this Friday for consideration by the Board of Regents. The proposal commits the statewide UW System to a larger role in Wisconsin’s economic development, in part by increasing the supply

  19. Universities join University of Wisconsin System in distributed learning research; new partners to advance research into web-based teaching and learning

    MADISON, Wis.– In January, the University of Wisconsin (UW) System and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) joined forces with the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish the Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Collaborative Laboratory. Five other leading universities today announced that they have joined the partnership. Pennsylvania State University, the Rochester Institute of Technology, the

  20. University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin Technical Colleges take lead in developing global learning tools

    MADISON – The learning environment of the future will be modeled into shape during a “Plugfest” to be held at the UW-Extension’s Pyle Center on the UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon Street, August 2-3, concurrently with the 16th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning being held at the Marriott Madison West. The Pyle Center is

  21. Dr. Richard H. Wells of Indiana State University named next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    MADISON – Dr. Richard H. Wells, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Indiana State University, was today named the 10th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, effective October 1. The Executive Committee of the UW System Board of Regents, meeting via a telephone conference call, acted on the recommendation of a four-member Special

  22. Finalists named for position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of the five finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Oshkosh. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent JoAnne Brandes, which will interview the finalists in Madison on

  23. University of Wisconsin System asks circuit court to reconsider ruling in Southworth case

    MADISON, WI – The Wisconsin Department of Justice, representing the University of Wisconsin System, today filed a petition in the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, questioning the Court’s June 23 ruling in the Southworth case on the use of student fees to fund student organizations. (The petition can be viewed in full at http://www.news.wisc.edu/packages/fees/index.html.) In

  24. UW System announces statewide economic summit; will help to create a strategic plan for Wisconsin in the “New Economy”

    Madison — The University of Wisconsin System and the Board of Regents, in partnership with a variety of interested parties across Wisconsin, will host a statewide economic summit later this year to help create a strategic plan for Wisconsin in the “New Economy.” The major initiative will identify opportunities and strategies for strengthening Wisconsin’s place

  25. Founder and managing director of women’s venture capital fund to speak

    MADISON — Patty Abramson, the founder and managing director of a venture capital fund established to invest in women-owned or managed growth companies will speak on the creation of venture funds supporting women entrepreneurs at The Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, on Tuesday, June 20 at 2:30 p.m. The talk, sponsored by the Wisconsin Small

  26. Smith elected Regent President; Randall elected Vice President of UW System Board of Regents

    MILWAUKEE – Jay L. Smith, Middleton, was today elected to a one-year term as president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. He succeeds San Orr, Jr., Wausau, who served as president since June 1998. The action was taken during the monthly meeting of the board, held this morning on the UW-Milwaukee campus.

  27. New foundation to foster application of university research

    MILWAUKEE — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today (06/09/00), at the UW System Board of Regents meeting, announced a new program that will enable all UW campuses to harness the commercial potential of their research discoveries. The project will support the commercialization of university inventions working with a new subsidiary of the

  28. UW Regents look to set quality standards for distance education courses and programs

    Madison — As more students, particularly working adult students, turn to distance education courses and programs to continue learning and improve skills, the University of Wisconsin System is setting standards to assure these programs and student support services are of high quality. The Board of Regents Thursday will take action on a policy document which

  29. Tuition freeze and funding for key priorities included in UW System annual budget

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall will present the UW System’s 2000-01 annual operating budget, which includes a tuition freeze for resident undergraduates, to the Board of Regents at their June 8 meeting held in Milwaukee. “This budget reflects the priorities of our 1999-2001 budget request that was approved by the

  30. UW Board of Regents set to review new accountability measures for UW System

    Madison — The yardstick by which the University of Wisconsin System measures its progress toward achieving excellence will change if the Board of Regents Friday (06/09/00) accepts the recommendations of a task force charged with creating new accountability measures for the UW System. In 1993, an Accountability Task Force recommended 18 performance indicators that formed

  31. UW-River Falls Chancellor Gary Thibodeau named interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at UW System

    MADISON — Gary A. Thibodeau, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls since 1985, has been named interim senior vice president for academic affairs at UW System in Madison. The appointment is effective August 1. Thibodeau, 61, announced last summer that he would be stepping down this year at UW-River Falls. His successor, Ann Lydecker

  32. UW System President Katharine Lyall to address Nicolet Area Technical College graduates

    MADISON – UW System President Katharine C. Lyall will deliver the spring commencement address at Nicolet Area Technical College in Rhinelander, Saturday, May 20. It is the first time a UW System president has addressed a graduating class at one of Wisconsin’s 16 technical colleges. Lyall’s remarks will touch on the level of cooperation and

  33. President Katharine Lyall appoints committee for UW-Madison chancellor search

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the appointment of a 21-member committee to search for a successor to UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward, who will step down on December 31. The committee will be chaired by Bernice Durand, professor of physics and outgoing chair of the UW-Madison University Committee. In

  34. UW-La Crosse chancellor stepping down to head California’s Fielding Institute

    MADISON — Judith L. Kuipers, who has led the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse for almost a decade, is leaving to become president of the prestigious Fielding Institute, located in Santa Barbara, California. The appointment is effective August 1. In making the announcement today, UW System President Katharine C. Lyall described Kuipers as “among the most

  35. UW System enrollment plan keeps access rates high for high school grads and expands services to adults

    PLATTEVILLE — A comprehensive strategy that balances University of Wisconsin System enrollments and resources to best serve students and the state was presented to the Board of Regents for a first reading today at their meeting on the UW-Platteville campus. “The plan allows us to maintain quality, ensure continued high access rates for Wisconsin high

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

    MADISON – Academic staff members from UW-Madison and UW-Extension have each been named recipients of the 2000 Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence. The awards will be presented May 5 during the regular meeting of the Board of Regents, to be held at UW-Platteville. The two recipients are J. Trey Duffy, director of the McBurney

  37. University of Wisconsin System a national model for higher education efficiency

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System remains the most efficient university system in the nation, said UW System President Katharine C. Lyall in a report to the Board of Regents Friday. Lyall noted that the UW System spends just 5.8% of its budget on administration, compared to the average of 10.4%. It is the

  38. Dr. Kevin P. Reilly is named chancellor of UW-Extension

    MADISON — Dr. Kevin P. Reilly, provost and vice chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Extension since 1996, was today named chancellor of the institution by the UW System Board of Regents. Reilly will take office on July 7. He succeeds Interim Chancellor Albert Beaver who is retiring after three years of service in that capacity.

  39. University of Wisconsin System a national model for higher education efficiency

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System remains the most efficient university system in the nation, said UW System President Katharine C. Lyall in a report to the Board of Regents Friday. Lyall noted that the UW System spends just 5.8% of its budget on administration, compared to the average of 10.4%. It is the

  40. UW System graduation rates above the national average

    MADISON — The overall graduation rate for the University of Wisconsin System is above the national average, David J. Ward, UW System senior vice president for academic affairs, reported to the Board of Regents Friday. Ward noted that full time students who start at a UW institution graduate at a rate of 51.8 percent over

  41. Historic agreement will provide technical college graduates a smoother transition into UW System degree programs

    MADISON — Students will be able to transfer credits more easily between the Wisconsin Technical College System and the University of Wisconsin System as a result of action taken Thursday at an historic joint meeting between the systems’ boards. UW Board of Regents President San W. Orr, Jr., and WTCS Board President L. Anne Reid,

  42. University of Wisconsin System’s students of color enrollment steadily increasing

    MADISON – Retention rates and number of degrees conferred for UW System undergraduates of color have steadily increased for the ten year period between fall 1988 and fall 1998, according to a report which will be presented to the Board of Regents at their April 6th meeting. “In 1988-89 there were 910 degrees earned by

  43. Search and screen committee named for UW-Oshkosh chancellor position

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine Lyall has appointed a 17-member campus/community committee to begin the search for a successor to Chancellor John Kerrigan. Kerrigan announced in February that he plans to step down August 31 after 10 years at UW-Oshkosh. Lyall met with the committee March 29 and outlined her expectations for

  44. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents to meet April 6-7 at Pyle Center, 702 Langdon Street, Madison

    Includes joint meeting with Wisconsin Technical College System MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next regular meeting Thursday and Friday, April 6-7 at the Pyle Center, UW-Extension conference facility, on the UW-Madison campus, 702 Langdon Street. Highlighting the agenda is a joint meeting between the University of Wisconsin

  45. Finalists named for position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Extension

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of four finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Extension. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Extension Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent Guy Gottschalk. Other committee members are Regents Jonathan Barry, Patrick Boyle

  46. U.S. Supreme Court upholds free speech in Southworth case, UW leaders say

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin leaders said they were pleased with Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision that public colleges and universities can use money from student fees to finance the campus groups of their choosing. “I am tremendously gratified that the Supreme Court has upheld the right of students to allocate their fee money democratically,” said

  47. UW System accounting graduates ranked top in the nation

    MADISON — Accounting students at University of Wisconsin System institutions continue to rank in the top of the nation for passing the uniform CPA Examination, according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s (NASBA) 1999 edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination. The highly competitive professional licensure exams for certified public

  48. Wanat appointed as vice-chancellor of UW-Milwaukee

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today approved the appointment of John Wanat as vice-chancellor of academic affairs and provost of UW-Milwaukee, effective July 1. After a national search, UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher selected Wanat to succeed Kenneth Watters, who will retire this summer after 30 years at UWM. Wanat’s salary will

  49. Dr. Ann Lydecker of Bridgewater State College named next chancellor of UW-River Falls

    MADISON – Dr. Ann Lydecker, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bridgewater (MA) State College, was today named the 14th chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, effective August 1. The appointment was made by the UW System Board of Regents during its meeting in Madison. The Board acted on the recommendation of

  50. UW System Board of Regents approve salary adjustments for System president, vice presidents and campus leadership

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Friday approved salary adjustments for chancellors and provosts of 15 UW System institutions, four UW System officers and President Katharine C. Lyall. “While the salaries we approved fall short of what peer institutions in other states are paying their executives, we have taken a step

  51. Brown named senior consultant for learning technologies research and development

    MADISON – Judy Brown, emerging technology analyst for the Wisconsin Technical College System, has been named senior consultant for learning technologies research and development at UW System, effective March 27. Brown will work on partnership development, research and assessment, planning and procurement, and coordination and communication for learning technology. Among her specific duties will be

  52. Special Regents committee recommends Dr. Ann Lydecker as next chancellor of University of Wisconsin-River Falls

    MADISON — Dr. Ann M. Lydecker, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bridgewater (MA) State College, has been recommended to the University of Wisconsin (UW) System Board of Regents for appointment as the next chancellor of UW-River Falls. The full board will act on the recommendation at its March 10 meeting. The appointment

  53. Henkes named special assistant for business outreach, economic development

    MADISON — In recognition of the crucial role higher education will play in building Wisconsin’s economic future, UW System President Katharine Lyall has named Jonathan Henkes as special assistant for business outreach and economic development. In his new position, Henkes will work with UW institutions and the business community to promote partnerships that enhance Wisconsin’s

  54. UW System ‘Library of the 21st Century’ links all campus libraries

    MADISON — The University of Wisconsin System’s 21st century library made its debut at the Board of Regents meeting this Friday, February 11, when a “virtual ribbon cutting” officially opened the new, systemwide automated library system. Board of Regents President San Orr and UW System President Katharine C. Lyall were joined by four state legislators

  55. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    President Katharine C. Lyall Welcome to the first Regents meeting of the new millennium! As I’ve reflected on this milestone, it seems to me that the UW System is well-positioned to meet the challenges of the future. We continue to serve nearly one-third of Wisconsin high school graduates-one of the highest access rates in the

  56. UW System President Lyall to present recommendations on the status of women

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall will respond to the recommendations and findings of a new study on the status of women students, faculty and administrators in the UW System at the Board of Regents meeting, Friday, February 11. The systemwide study was co-chaired by Associate Vice Chancellor Betsy Draine (UW-Madison)

  57. Finalists named for position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the names of the five finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-River Falls. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-River Falls Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent Toby Marcovich, which will interview the finalists on

  58. University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Technical College System and Department of Defense form partnership to enhance anytime, anywhere learning

    MADISON, WI — The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System sealed a partnership agreement Monday (January 10) with the United States Department of Defense (DoD) to collaboratively develop, demonstrate, and evaluate the next generation of learning technologies that enable web-based learning, also called “distributed learning.” University of Wisconsin System President Katharine