1. 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 and hope we can continue our dialogue on this and many issues important to maintaining quality higher education for the future of our state. I’m

  2. 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 state’s economy. Wisconsin Economic Summit IV will be held Oct. 27-28, 2003, at the Midwest Airlines Center in Milwaukee. The announcement was made during the

  3. 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 summit will focus on creating a set of realistic goals for Wisconsin’s long-term economic success and vitality. Wisconsin Economic Summit IV will bring together business

  4. 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 Sonic Foundry. “This live Webcast is an exciting development that will allow hundreds—even thousands—more individuals to observe this important statewide conversation as it happens,” said

  5. 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 Summit IV. The summit will feature the results of months-long studies by statewide workgroups convened to research the topics. Representatives from business, labor, government and

  6. 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 local and statewide audiences about the future of Wisconsin’s economy. Reporters are invited to attend all summit sessions at no charge. If you plan to

  7. 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 community leaders from around the state will share expertise about specific economic development issues. The following summary includes topics and contacts for each workshop to

  8. 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 (Oct. 20) to the co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, UW System President Katharine C. Lyall said most states that have passed concealed

  9. 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 UW System campuses located within the Alliant service area. This year’s recipients are: Elizabeth Frieders, Associate Professor of Biology, UW-Platteville. Karen McLeer, Associate Professor of

  10. 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 require a 4 percent pay raise in each year of this biennium to keep faculty and staff pay rates competitive with their peers. Board members

  11. 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 Business and Finance committee for further study. The board voted 12-4 to forward the issue so it could gather information about the salaries of other

  12. 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 require a 4 percent pay raise in each year of this biennium to keep faculty and staff pay rates competitive with their peers. Board members

  13. 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 Business and Finance committee for further study. The board voted 12-4 to forward the issue so it could gather information about the salaries of other

  14. 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 state, an economist told the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday (Oct. 9). Terry Ludeman of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development explained to

  15. 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 the offspring of their alumni back to Wisconsin. UW-Eau Claire, UW-La Crosse and UW-Oshkosh presented proposals to the board’s Business and Finance Committee to offer

  16. 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 state, an economist told the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday (Oct. 9). Terry Ludeman of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development explained to

  17. 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 to this issue. Thank you also for your courtesy in allowing me to arrive late to this hearing. We recognize that the proposed bills are

  18. 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 UW System President Katharine C. Lyall. “Based on our analyses, we would need 4 percent hikes each year to keep our faculty and staff salaries