1. The spirit of giving

    by Katharine C. Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System

    As we gather with friends and family, there is much to be thankful for during this holiday season. As hectic and harried as these times can be, they do remind […]

  2. UW-Madison west campus co-generation facility

    Statement by Toby E. Marcovich President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    “I have confidence in the process used to approve the co-generation facility on the UW-Madison campus. I believe every state and university regulatory procedure has been followed. “This project has […]

  3. UW System campuses hold winter commencement ceremonies

    MADISON—University of Wisconsin System campuses will hold winter commencement ceremonies this month to highlight the achievements of more than 9,000 students who are expected to receive degrees at the close […]

  4. Remarks to the Board of Regents by President Katharine C. Lyall

    Good News I think it helps to keep a sense of perspective by recognizing that even as we are working through the Charting the Future initiative to meet the challenges […]

  5. Congressmen update regents on Higher Education Act

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December 2003 Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    Access and affordability are among the top priorities as Congress works to reauthorize the federal government’s blueprint for higher education, two Wisconsin congressmen told the University of Wisconsin System Board […]

  6. Financial aid reallocations are hurting campuses

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December 2003 Meeting, Day One News Summary

    University of Wisconsin System campuses are being forced to make difficult cuts to meet a state budget directive for additional financial aid dollars, members of a Board of Regents committee […]

  7. UW System launches fourth Student Ambassador advisory council

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System has announced the members of its fourth systemwide student advisory council, a group of students who assist university leaders and offer unique perspectives from a […]

  8. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Katharine C. Lyall, President, University of Wisconsin System

    Yogi Berra, when he didn’t like a call at home plate, would glare at the umpire and say, “we agree different!” In the last several weeks, we have “agreed different” […]

  9. Remarks by Toby Marcovich

    President, UW Board of Regents

    This morning, I am pleased to welcome 22 members of the University of Wisconsin-Extension Administrative Leadership Program—EALP. This program is designed for faculty and academic staff with extension appointments throughout […]

  10. Regents approve actions toward implementing credit transfer plan

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2003 Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    MADISON— – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (Nov. 7) approved four action items as part of a plan that will increase opportunities for credit transfer […]

  11. University of Wisconsin System to host third AODA symposium

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System will host its third symposium to address alcohol and other drug abuse issues on college campuses. The UW System AODA symposium will include participation from […]

  12. Report: Wisconsin provides highly efficient education system

    MADISON—Wisconsin offers one of the most efficient educational systems in the country, as state residents rank second nationally in their opportunity to earn a four-year degree from a public university, […]

  13. Credit transfer plan receives initial endorsement

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2003 Meeting, Day One News Summary

    MADISON—A plan to further enhance the credit transfer process between the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System was endorsed Thursday (Nov. 6) by the Board of […]

  14. Testimony regarding open meetings law and changes to executive salary setting process by Toby Marcovich, President, Board of Regents

    Thank you Chairman Kreibich and Committee members. I am Toby Marcovich, President of the Board of Regents. I welcome this opportunity to meet members of the Colleges and Universities Committee […]

  15. UW System to host Economic Summit IV

    MILWAUKEE – Building on the momentum of three previous economic summits, the University of Wisconsin System today unveiled plans to host a fourth statewide economic development meeting to advance the […]

  16. UW System ready to host Wisconsin Economic Summit IV

    MADISON—Wisconsin Economic Summit IV, hosted by the University of Wisconsin System, will take place today and Tuesday (Oct. 27-28) at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. Participants in this year’s […]

  17. Wisconsin Economic Summit IV available through live Webcast

    MADISON—Wisconsin Economic Summit IV will expand its reach to economic development partners across the state and nation through a live broadcast via the Web on Tuesday (Oct. 28), sponsored by […]

  18. Summit IV to explore health care costs, regional economic development

    MADISON—An in-depth examination of the rising health care cost crisis and suggested approaches to strengthening Wisconsin’s economy through a regional strategy are key topics to be explored at Wisconsin Economic […]

  19. News Advisory for Media: Economic Summit IV Registration and Contact Information

    To: Editors, reporters Re: Attending Wisconsin Economic Summit IV Wisconsin Economic Summit IV, scheduled for Oct. 27-28 at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee, promises several stories of interest to […]

  20. News Advisory for Media: Economic Summit IV Workshops

    To: Editors, reporters From: Erik Christianson, (608) 262-5061, echristianson@uwsa.edu Re: Wisconsin Economic Summit IV workshops The first day of Wisconsin Economic Summit IV features several workshops during which business and […]

  21. UW System seeks exemption from concealed weapons bill

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System is seeking to exclude public and private college and university property from legislation to allow individuals to carry concealed weapons. In a letter sent Monday […]

  22. Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards awarded to four University of Wisconsin System professors

    MADISON—Four University of Wisconsin System professors have been named the winners of the 2003 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards. The annual awards go to four outstanding teachers from […]

  23. UW Board of Regents recommends faculty/staff pay increases and defers action on executive compensation

    OSHKOSH—Given market data and pay plan trends in neighboring states, the UW Board of Regents voted Friday (Oct. 10) to alert the Office of State Employment Relations that it will […]

  24. Regents defer action on executive leadership salaries

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2003 Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    OSHKOSH–The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (Oct. 10) rescinded action it took last month to increase executive leadership salary ranges and referred the issue to its […]

  25. UW Board of Regents recommends faculty/staff pay increases and defers action on executive compensation

    OSHKOSH—Given market data and pay plan trends in neighboring states, the UW Board of Regents voted Friday (Oct. 10) to alert the Office of State Employment Relations that it will […]

  26. Regents defer action on executive leadership salaries

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2003 Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    OSHKOSH–The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday (Oct. 10) rescinded action it took last month to increase executive leadership salary ranges and referred the issue to its […]

  27. Economic strategy should focus on drawing young people to Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2003 Meeting, Day One News Summary

    OSHKOSH–Wisconsin will have a difficult time filling jobs in the future if it doesn’t pursue an economic development strategy to revitalize its metropolitan areas and attract young people to the […]

  28. UW campuses to create “Return to Wisconsin” programs

    OSHKOSH—Three University of Wisconsin System campuses presented formal proposals to the UW Board of Regents Thursday (October 9) to pilot programs to address the state’s brain gain problem by attracting […]

  29. Economic strategy should focus on drawing young people to Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2003 Meeting, Day One News Summary

    OSHKOSH–Wisconsin will have a difficult time filling jobs in the future if it doesn’t pursue an economic development strategy to revitalize its metropolitan areas and attract young people to the […]

  30. Colleges and Universities Committee Testimony by David Walsh, Vice President, UW Board of Regents

    Good Morning. I want to thank you for inviting me today to discuss the issue of leadership salaries in the UW System and to discuss the bills that are related […]

  31. UW faculty and staff salaries could fall 8 percent behind peers by 2005

    MADISON—Salary increases for University of Wisconsin System faculty and staff over the coming two years will depend on whatever funds might be available in the state’s compensation reserve, according to […]

  32. President Lyall addresses employees during seventh annual convocation

    University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall held her seventh annual convocation for UW System employees on Monday (Sept. 29) at the Wisconsin Historical Society on the UW-Madison campus. […]

  33. Cisco Systems Chairman Morgridge and Governor Doyle to keynote Wisconsin Economic Summit IV

    MADISON—Two prominent University of Wisconsin System graduates—John P. Morgridge, chairman of the board of Cisco Systems, and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle—will serve as keynote speakers at Wisconsin Economic Summit IV. […]

  34. Committee appointed for UW-Stevens Point chancellor search

    MADISON—A 17-member search-and-screen committee has been appointed by University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall to help identify a successor to former UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Thomas George. The committee […]

  35. Lyall appoints committee for UW-Milwaukee chancellor search

    MADISON—University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall today announced the appointment of a 27-member search-and-screen committee that will help identify a successor to UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Nancy L. Zimpher. The […]

  36. UW officials seek outside recommendations on leadership salaries

    MADISON—In the wake of public and political concerns about the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents’ adjustment of leadership salary ranges, Board President Toby E. Marcovich and UW System […]

  37. UW eases transfer process

    Speaker’s Task Force on WTCS, Remarks by Katharine C. Lyall, President, UW System

    Good Morning. Thank you for inviting me to be with you today. It is always a pleasure to share the podium with my colleague, Richard Carpenter. Since his arrival, we […]

  38. Board honors UW System faculty for excellence in teaching

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Day Two September 2003 Meeting, Day 2 News Summary

    MADISON – Recognizing the extraordinary talent and vital capacity of teachers within the University of Wisconsin System, the Board of Regents on Friday (Sept. 5) honored the winners of the 12th […]

  39. Regent Action to Adjust Uw System Executive Salary Ranges

    University of Wisconsin System Fact Sheet

    State statutes require that the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents annually set salary ranges for UW senior executives. The board met and adjusted these ranges on September 2. No […]

  40. Regents continue study of UW’s future

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents September 2003 Meeting, Day 1 News Summary

    MADISON – The Board of Regents began its September meeting on Thursday (Sept. 4) with continued work in directing a study of the future of the University of Wisconsin System. […]

  41. Regents to honor UW System Teaching Excellence Award winners

    MADISON—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the winners of the annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards on Friday (Sept. 5) during a ceremony at a full board […]

  42. UW campuses earn high marks in U.S. News college rankings

    MADISON—University of Wisconsin System campuses scored high in the rankings included in the “2004 America’s Best Colleges” guidebook, published by U.S. News and World Report. Five UW System campuses are […]

  43. Lyall names Helm UWSP Interim Chancellor

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall announced Tuesday (Aug. 5) that she has appointed Virginia Helm as interim chancellor of UW-Stevens Point. Helm, currently UWSP provost, […]

  44. UW System receives grant to study workplace enhancement

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System will use a $500,000 grant from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to study how to improve the workplace and facilitate faculty and staff […]

  45. UW System continues to Engage Wisconsin during “UW Day at the State Fair”

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System welcomes families, students and future alumni to attend a day of campus exhibits and special events at the Wisconsin State Fair. “UW Day […]

  46. Departure of UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Thomas George

    Statement by Katharine C. Lyall President, University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON – “Tom George’s departure is a significant loss for UW-Stevens Point and the UW System. Under Tom’s strong leadership, UW-Stevens Point has engaged with other partners in central Wisconsin […]

  47. Reaction to Governor Doyle’s budget vetoes

    Statement by Toby E. Marcovich President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    MADISON – “Governor Doyle, when proposing his 2003-05 state budget, proposed and supported a $250 million dollar cut to the UW System, and the Legislature agreed not to increase the […]

  48. President Lyall names interim chancellor at UW-Milwaukee

    MADISON— – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall announced Wednesday (July 23) that The Milwaukee Idea will be kept in motion at UW-Milwaukee by a strong leadership team […]

  49. Departure of UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Nancy Zimpher

    Statement by Katharine C. Lyall President, University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON – “Nancy Zimpher’s departure is a major loss for UW-Milwaukee, the UW System and the state. Her vigorous leadership has revitalized UWM and helped the university work with the […]

  50. Regents approve 2003-04 operating budget, set tuition rates

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents July 2003 Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday (July 10) approved a 2003-04 budget that shows the effects of $110 million in state funding cuts and […]

  51. UW Board of Regents approves 2003-04 budget, tuition rates

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday (July 10) approved a 2003-04 budget that shows the effects of $110 million in state funding cuts and […]

  52. PK-16 Leadership Council honors excellence in education

    MADISON – Programs that are making significant contributions toward improving student learning and teacher performance have been honored by the Wisconsin PK-16 Leadership Council. The council presented the Programs of […]

  53. Supreme Court Decision on University of Michigan Affirmative Action Case

    Statement from Katharine C. Lyall President, University of Wisconsin System

    We are very pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision today on the University of Michigan affirmative action cases. We welcome the court’s decisions that affirmed the compelling educational benefits flowing […]

  54. UW System graduates more than 29,000 students

    MADISON – As the spring commencement season draws to a close, more than 29,000 students have graduated from the University of Wisconsin System during the 2002-03 academic year. These UW […]

  55. Regents select new leaders

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June 2003 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MILWAUKEE – The UW System Board of Regents selected new leaders on Friday (June 6), electing Toby E. Marcovich of Superior as president and David G. Walsh of Madison as […]

  56. UW System Regents Select New Leaders

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents selected new leaders on Friday (June 6), electing Toby E. Marcovich of Superior as president and David G. Walsh of […]

  57. Regent President urges protection of UW budget

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June 2003 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System must continue to protect its budget until the final state budget bill is signed, Board of Regents President Guy Gottschalk said Thursday (June […]

  58. Remarks on the UW Budget

    Guy Gottschalk, President, UW System Board of Regents

    Before I turn the floor over to President Lyall, I’d like to comment briefly on the current status of state budget deliberations pertaining to the UW. This has been a […]

  59. UW chosen as national site for research of teaching and learning

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System has been selected as a national leader to further strengthen teaching through the enhancement of learning. The UW System will serve as one […]

  60. Statement on Joint Finance Committee Action

    Katharine C. Lyall, President University of Wisconsin System

    “We appreciate the flexibility the Joint Finance Committee has given us to handle what will still be a very serious cut of $100 million dollars. We have said throughout this […]

  61. Poll finds strong public support for UW System

    MADISON – Wisconsin citizens do not want state lawmakers to cut funding for the University of Wisconsin System any deeper than levels proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle, according to a […]

  62. Poll finds strong support for UW System

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May 2003 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    STEVENS POINT – University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall presented to the Board of Regents Friday the results from a statewide poll showing broad public support for the […]

  63. Hold the line on UW budget, regent president says

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May 2003 Meeting Day One News Summary

    STEVENS POINT – University of Wisconsin System leaders must continue to stress that cuts to the UW budget must go no deeper than those proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle, Board […]

  64. Remarks on the UW Budget

    Guy Gottschalk, President, UW System Board of Regents

    Good morning. Before we begin today, I want to greet our new members to the Board of Regents. Yesterday, the Governor announced three new appointments to the board – Eileen […]

  65. Research capacity must be preserved to protect UW System’s future, board told

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents April 2003 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – Research at University of Wisconsin System campuses has made major contributions to state and local economies, and continued public and private funding for research will help drive the […]

  66. Remarks on Joint Finance Committee Action

    by Guy Gottschalk, President UW Board of Regents

    On Wednesday, the Joint Finance Committee considered the university’s proposal to meet the $8.26 million lapse called for by the governor’s budget reform act for this fiscal year. With only […]

  67. Remarks on the Budget

    by Guy Gottschalk, President UW Board of Regents

    There is an additional item that I wish to present to the Board, and I hope you will listen carefully. These words have been uttered here before and are eerily […]

  68. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    by President Katharine C. Lyall

    Academic Staff Awards Each year, the Board of Regents recognizes outstanding contributions by two academic staff from our campuses. Academic staff are the professionals who carry responsibilities in admissions, financial […]

  69. Two earn 2003 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards

    MADISON – Two research specialists from within the University of Wisconsin System have been named the winners of the 2003 Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence. The recipients of this […]

  70. Budget cuts prompt UW System to evaluate its long-range future

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents April 2003 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System must carefully examine how budget cuts may affect the UW’s mission and long-term capacity to maintain quality and excellence, members of the Board […]

  71. Report on Regent Listening Sessions

    Regent President Guy Gottschalk

    As you know, we have recently hosted five listening sessions across the state to gain a better understanding of the impact of the Governor’s proposed cuts to the System, our […]

  72. College degree improves financial, social well-being, studies show

    MADISON – Earning a college degree brings a person immediate and long-term financial and social benefits and has a positive effect on the graduate’s health as well, according to two […]

  73. President Lyall discusses budget with student journalists

    University of Wisconsin System President Katharine C. Lyall spoke with student journalists from across Wisconsin Monday (March 31) about the state budget, financial aid, student tuition and the priorities of […]

  74. Locations of remaining Board of Regents listening sessions

    The specific locations and times for the remaining University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents listening sessions on the proposed 2003-05 state budget have been finalized and are as follows: […]

  75. Regents to hold listening sessions on proposed budget cuts

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold several listening sessions this month to learn how proposed budget cuts could affect UW campuses and the communities […]

  76. Budget cuts will have dramatic impact, regents are told

    Board of Regents March 2003 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – Tuition increases proposed by Gov. Jim Doyle will still result in a $100 million reduction for the University of Wisconsin System—a reduction that will dramatically affect teaching and […]

  77. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    by President Katharine C. Lyall

    UW Personnel Called To Military Duty As our nation anticipates war in Iraq, a number of UW students, faculty, and staff are being called to active duty in the military. […]

  78. Regents react to governor’s proposed budget cuts

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March 2003 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON – Members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Thursday (March 6) expressed their deep concern over budget cuts proposed for the university and how those cuts […]

  79. Remarks Introducing 2003-’05 Budget Discussion

    Guy Gottschalk, President UW Board of Regents

    On February 18, Governor Doyle unveiled his state budget proposal for 2003-’05. We recognize the seriousness of the budget constraints facing the state of Wisconsin and we appreciate the difficult […]

  80. Remarks to the Board of Regents

    UW System President Katharine C. Lyall

    Since the board met last month, Governor Doyle has taken two budget actions that affect the UW System: first, he directed that state agencies cut a further $161million from current […]

  81. Governor recommends massive cut to UW System budget

    Proposed reductions are largest ever faced by the university

    MADISON – —Cuts in state support to the University of Wisconsin System proposed in Gov. Jim Doyle’s budget will affect students, faculty, staff and communities all across the state, UW […]

  82. Statement on Governor Doyle’s Proposed 2003-05 Budget

    Katharine C. Lyall, President University of Wisconsin System

    Last evening, Governor Doyle laid out his budget proposal for the state of Wisconsin for the 2003-05 biennium. It is a serious proposal to address a mounting state deficit that […]

  83. Remarks on Governor Doyle’s Proposed 2003-05 Budget

    Guy Gottschalk, President, UW Board of Regents

    We recognize the seriousness of the budget constraints facing the state of Wisconsin and we appreciate the difficult job that the Governor and his staff faced in balancing the 2003-05 […]

  84. UW System will maintain core mission during tough economic times

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February 2003 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System must work to protect its future capacity to serve students and Wisconsin citizens as it makes decisions in the short-term to deal with […]

  85. Remarks to the Board of Regents by Regent President Guy Gottschalk

    Once again, thanks to all of our former regents for their dedication and hard work, and for their commitment to this outstanding university. We hope you will stay engaged and […]

  86. 2003-05 Budget Message

    Remarks to the Board of Regents UW System President Katharine C. Lyall February 7, 2003

    As we know, the Governor expects to deliver his proposed budget in a speech on February 18. He has warned us all not to expect a Valentine. We know that […]

  87. UW System important to Wisconsin’s future, governor says

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February 2003 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is a top priority for Gov. Jim Doyle, even though the current budget deficit will require tough choices in the near future, the […]

  88. “Achieving Excellence, 2002-03”

    Remarks to the Board of Regents UW System President Katharine C. Lyall Accountability Report

    The UW System was one of the first university systems in the country to start issuing public stakeholders reports. Every year since 1993, we have issued a UW System Accountability […]

  89. UW System offers recommendations for federal funding

    MADISON – The federal government should expand financial aid for students in need, increase funding for improving teacher quality and bolster resources for online learning. Those are the main recommendations […]

  90. Report: UW System accountable to students, state

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System graduation and retention rates continue to rise, two strong indicators that students are being effectively served despite limited resources, according to the latest university […]

  91. Appointments to Board of Regents

    Statement by Katharine C. Lyall President, University of Wisconsin System

    “I am pleased that Governor Doyle has acted promptly to fill vacancies on the Board of Regents. The chancellors and I look forward to working with the new members of […]