1. Statement on Nontraditional Student Regent

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “The addition of a second student member of the Board of Regents offers a unique opportunity for Regents, and all of us in the UW System, to learn more about the needs of nontraditional students. As the former chancellor of UW-Extension, I am particularly interested in ensuring that the UW meets the needs of these

  2. UW System must compete in national market to truly serve Wisconsin

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – In seeking to attract the best and brightest leaders, faculty and staff to the University of Wisconsin System, the state must understand that providing competitive compensation is in the interest of students and Wisconsin citizens, a national expert told the Board of Regents on Friday (Dec. 9). Peter Magrath, president of the National

  3. New financial aid and tuition models could mean more help for low-income students

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents December 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON – A creative, long-term financial aid and tuition plan is among the possibilities the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents may consider to increase access to a UW education, especially for students who come from lower-income families. “For generations of Wisconsinites, the UW has been their best option to a brighter future,” said

  4. Election Experts Guide

    To: Editors, reporters From: Doug Bradley, (608) 262-5061, dbradley@uwsa.edu Re: Elections experts As Wisconsin and the nation prepare for another political season, faculty members from University of Wisconsin System campuses are available to offer context and perspective to news media covering legislative issues and upcoming elections. The following includes contact information and areas of expertise for

  5. Alabama official recommended as UW Colleges and UW-Extension chancellor

    MADISON – David Wilson, vice president for university outreach and associate provost at Auburn University in Alabama, has been recommended to serve as the first chancellor to lead both the statewide University of Wisconsin-Extension and the UW Colleges, which includes 13 freshman-sophomore campuses. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special

  6. UW System will examine resident assistant roles and activities

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the formation of a committee of campus student-life experts who will help develop systemwide policies to guide activities of resident assistants (RAs) on UW campuses. Concerns have been raised in recent weeks about the constitutionality and communication of practices that preclude university RAs

  7. UW System to seek Attorney General’s opinion on resident assistants leading certain activities in their dormitory rooms

    MADISON-At the request of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday, Nov. 11, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today asked Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager for a formal opinion on the constitutionality of university practice and policy regarding resident assistants’ (RA) leading and organizing certain activities, including religious studies, in their

  8. UW System abolishes so-called “back-up” positions

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System eliminated the future use of so-called “back-up” positions with a unanimous vote Friday (Nov. 11) by the Board of Regents, which has been working for several months to make substantial reforms to the university’s employment policies and practices. “We are a long way down the road of reform,” said Regent

  9. Board of Regents continues reforms of UW System employment policies

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    Business and Finance Committee votes to eliminate so-called “back-up” positions MADISON-The Business and Finance Committee of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted unanimously today (Nov. 10) to eliminate the future use of so-called administrative “back-up” positions. The committee also authorized UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to offer new limited appointees up

  10. Wisconsin faces challenges in reducing student alcohol abuse, study finds

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System campuses intend to use the findings from a survey on alcohol and drug abuse among undergraduates to better understand student behaviors in Wisconsin, and to determine what the university can do to improve prevention efforts, experts said. “Encouraging healthy behaviors by college students in Wisconsin, particularly when it comes

  11. Finalists named in UW Colleges / UW-Extension chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the finalists for the position of the chancellor who will lead both the statewide UW-Extension and the UW Colleges, which includes 13 freshman-sophomore campuses. The finalists have been approved by the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor

  12. Four University of Wisconsin System professors win Alliant Energy’s Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards

    MADISON ―Four professors whom University of Wisconsin System students describe as “engaging” and “passionate” have earned the 2005 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards.  The annual honors go to four outstanding teachers from UW System campuses located within the Alliant service area. This year’s recipients are: Karl Byrand, assistant professor of geography, UW-Sheboygan. Larry

  13. Testimony to Joint Legislative Audit Committee

    David G. Walsh, President UW System Board of Regents

    Thank you, President Reilly. On behalf of my Board of Regents colleagues, I want to extend our appreciation for your time and consideration. And a special thanks to co-chairs, Rep. Jeskewitz and Senator Roessler, for their courtesy and assistance. I should note that Rep. Jeskewitz and I have had an energetic dialogue about university employment

  14. Testimony to Joint Legislative Audit Committee

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, Senator Roessler and audit committee members. Good morning. I must admit that appearing before you as many times as I have in the past few months, I’m beginning to feel like a member of the committee. Seriously, there are worse things than being a student of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, and my

  15. New name for UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health reflects broader mission

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    Regents also honor winners of annual Teaching Excellence Awards; strengthen personnel policies MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System will step up what it does to improve public health in Wisconsin following Friday’s Board of Regents’ approval of a name change to reflect a broader mission for the UW Medical School. The UW-Madison school will be known

  16. Board of Regents to consider renaming of UW-Madison Medical School

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents October 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    Regent committee also approves changes to university sick-leave policy; strengthens audit function MADISON-Officials of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and its Medical School told the Board of Regents on Thursday that a proposed name change for the school was part of a process to expand the school’s public-health mission, but Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and State

  17. Students benefit from UW System teaching excellence

    MADISON ― Two university professors and one academic department will be honored by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents this fall for excellence in teaching. The winners of the 2005 Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are: Kenneth Maly, professor of philosophy, UW-La Crosse Bradley Caskey, professor of psychology, UW-River Falls Department of Biology and

  18. Statement on National Stem Cell Bank at UW-Madison’s WiCell

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “I am proud of our university, and I am happy for the people of our state that Wisconsin’s WiCell Research Institute has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as the federal government’s first and only National Stem Cell Bank. This is no accident, but is testament to the collaborative efforts of our colleagues

  19. UW System campuses to waive Fall 2005 tuition for hurricane victims

    MADISON ― Students displaced from Gulf Coast colleges and universities by Hurricane Katrina will not be required to pay tuition costs for the Fall 2005 semester if they are enrolled at any of the University of Wisconsin System’s 26 campuses. The humanitarian relief was announced today by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly after consultations

  20. Board of Regents enacts changes to UW System employment policies

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents September 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    WEST BEND-The Board of Regents voted Friday to make changes to improve employment policies and practices of the University of Wisconsin System, and upheld a freeze on the granting of new concurrent positions to individuals who accept administrative limited appointments. “These changes are the beginning of a process to reform employment policies within the state’s

  21. Hurricane victims eligible for UW System tuition waiver

    WEST BEND ― In a strong display of humanitarian support, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously voted Friday to provide nonresident tuition remissions for the Fall 2005 semester for college students who sustained losses as a result of Hurricane Katrina and may now attend UW System campuses. “We fully recognize the impact

  22. Board of Regents to improve UW System employment policies

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents September 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    WEST BEND ― The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will consider immediate and long-term changes to the state public university system’s personnel structure following weeks of scrutiny of the UW’s employment policies and practices. After discussion at an all-Regents session on Thursday (Sept. 8), hosted in Washington County by the University of Wisconsin-Extension,

  23. UW System reports employee data to Legislature’s Joint Audit Committee

    President Reilly issues changes to policy; Board to review practices next week

    MADISON—University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly on Friday provided information about employees requested by the co-chairs of the Legislature’s Joint Audit Committee. The data collected for the Audit Committee indicates that 3.3 percent of UW System employees have rights to return to a faculty or academic staff position at the end of a

  24. UW System campuses reach out to hurricane victims

    MADISON-University of Wisconsin System campus communities are offering support to students affected by the effects of Hurricane Katrina, President Kevin P. Reilly said Friday. “Many UW campuses are offering ways to help college students and others whose lives have been ripped apart by this ongoing disaster,” Reilly said. “I believe the resources we can offer

  25. UW System President Reilly calls for Legislative Audit Bureau review

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly is calling for the Legislature’s Joint Audit Committee to authorize an audit of the university’s employment policies and practices as a complement to a study underway by the UW System Board of Regents. “I want the people of Wisconsin to have every confidence that their

  26. UW System Board of Regents suspends use of back-up appointments

    MADISON-The practice of granting back-up appointments for administrative employees within the University of Wisconsin System will be suspended, pending a review of employment policies and practices by the Board of Regents’ Business and Finance Committee. Board of Regents President David G. Walsh and UW System President Kevin P. Reilly ordered the immediate suspension and directed

  27. Statement on Signing of 2005-07 State Budget

    Donald J. Mash, Executive Senior Vice President University of Wisconsin System

    “The final 2005-07 state budget signed today will make it possible for the University of Wisconsin System to further the Board of Regents’ priorities of student access and Wisconsin success. “The Board of Regents, President Reilly and our campuses are acutely aware of the impacts of rising college costs, and that’s why we’re pleased this

  28. UW System Backgrounder: Appointment, Payroll and Benefits System-July 2005

    The University of Wisconsin System is working to implement a state-of-the-art Appointment, Payroll and Benefits System (APBS) to manage payroll and benefits, human resource functions, and meet reporting requirements. The State of Wisconsin may also be considering a similar project in the near future. Planning for the UW’s project began more than five years ago,

  29. Statement on Governor’s Vetoes

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “The vetoes announced by Governor Doyle on UW campuses today recognize that the University of Wisconsin System and the students we educate are vital to the state’s future. “With this restored financial aid, the university’s neediest students can be assured they will have more financial help to attend college, and to stay enrolled after working

  30. UW System Board of Regents approves 2005-06 budget

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents July 2005 Meeting News Summary

    MADISON-By a vote of 10-6, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved on Thursday (July 7) an operating budget that will guide spending levels and tuition rates within the UW System for fiscal year 2005-06. The budget was approved Thursday following solemn discussion about the priorities of the state and the university, and

  31. UW System Board of Regents approves 2005-06 budget

    MADISON ― By a vote of 10-6, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has approved an operating budget that will guide spending levels and tuition rates within the UW System for fiscal year 2005-06. The action came Thursday (July 7) during the Board’s regularly scheduled July meeting. The university budget is based upon

  32. Statement on Wisconsin State Senate Budget Action

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “By requiring an additional $34 million cut to the University of Wisconsin System, the budget narrowly approved by the Wisconsin State Senate this morning will further harm the university’s ability to serve the best interests of Wisconsin students and the state. “I am deeply disappointed that the Senate did not restore $13 million in funds

  33. Board of Regents will tackle UW employment issues

    MADISON-Regent President David G. Walsh announced today that the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will address the issues of employment agreements, back-up appointments and administrative leaves across the UW System, along with other critical employment and competitiveness issues. “It is important to clarify what benefits university employees receive, how employment agreements are constructed

  34. PK-16 Leadership Council salutes successful education initiatives

    MADISON − Two education programs making tremendous strides toward improving student learning and teacher performance in Wisconsin through partnerships between higher education and PK-12 schools were honored today by the Wisconsin PK-16 Leadership Council. The council presented its 2005 “Programs of Distinction” and “Promising Practice” awards on Wednesday, June 15.  The awards recognize the achievements

  35. Statement on Governor Doyle’s Appointments to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “I want to extend my congratulations to two new appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents – Christopher Semenas and Thomas Loftus – announced recently by Governor Doyle. “UW System has worked with Chris Semenas in his role as a former president of the UW-Parkside Student Government Association, and his experience with

  36. Regents ask state to restore essential funding

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    Proposed commission on UW System would help Board plan future student enrollment levels MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin State Legislature should strongly consider restoring funding for financial aid and teaching faculty in the 2005-07 University of Wisconsin System budget, and should join the Board in determining the long-term direction for the university, according to a resolution

  37. “Good News” Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Marcovich. Good morning, everyone. As many friends and colleagues have testified today, Toby has been a strong and able leader of this board, and I will miss having him introduce my monthly reports. It is a great pleasure to be back here at UW-Milwaukee, and for the first time since the official

  38. UW System Board of Regents selects new leadership

    MILWAUKEE—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents selected new leaders on Friday (June 10), electing David G. Walsh of Madison as president and Mark J. Bradley of Wausau as vice president. Walsh will succeed Toby E. Marcovich of Superior, who served as a Regent for eight years and as president since 2003. Walsh began

  39. Regent priorities diluted as a result of Joint Finance Committee’s budget actions

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents June 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MILWAUKEE — The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents discussed the conflicting priorities presented by recent Joint Finance Committee’s (JFC) biennial budget adjustments at their meeting Thursday (June 9) at UW-Milwaukee. The Board noted that, under the current budget, the UW System will be challenged to simultaneously retain broad student access and high quality

  40. UW System wins $1.3 million federal grant for nursing solutions

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System and several state partners have been awarded a $1.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to help solve the nation’s growing nursing shortage. The grant will fund a program called “The State of Wisconsin Initiative to Fast-Track (SWIFT) Nurse Educators,” which will address the nursing shortage

  41. Statement on Joint Committee on Finance Budget Action

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “This afternoon, the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance voted to cut the University’s budget by $40.3 million in 2005-07, from the level proposed by the Governor. This cut follows others of $50 million in 2001-03, $250 million in 2003-05, and cuts and reallocations of $65 million required in the Governor’s budget proposal for 2005-07. “This

  42. Statement on UW-Stout’s Decision Regarding ROTC

    Charles W. Sorensen, Chancellor UW-Stout

    To all UW-Stout Staff: When I made my decision on inviting ROTC to campus, neither I nor my senior staff were aware of a much earlier Board of Regents position on this nor did we clearly understand the application of federal law. After contact from UW System’s General Counsel, it became clear to me that

  43. Statement on UW-Stout’s Decision Regarding ROTC

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “I support Chancellor Chuck Sorensen’s decision to allow a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program to operate on the UW-Stout campus. This course of action is in compliance with federal law and Regent policy. “ROTC programs provide educational and vocational opportunities for interested students, and will be allowed to operate on UW campuses. Chancellor Sorensen

  44. Statement on UW-Stout’s Decision Regarding ROTC

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

    “We are pleased that Chancellor Sorensen and President Reilly’s office were able to move quickly in deciding to allow a Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) program on the UW-Stout campus, placing us in compliance with federal law and Board of Regents policy. This obviates the need for further review.” “Our goal now is to move

  45. Statement on Governor Doyle’s Appointments to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “I am pleased to welcome two new members to the Board of Regents, following their appointment today by Governor Doyle.  All the chancellors, our other UW colleagues, and I look forward to working with each of them to ensure the future health and vitality of the University of Wisconsin System, and its ability to serve

  46. Georgia academic leader recommended as next UW-Whitewater Chancellor

    MADISON—Martha Dunagin Saunders, vice president for academic affairs at Columbus State University of the University System of Georgia, has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search announced the recommendation of Saunders on Tuesday

  47. Regent David Walsh Testimony

    Legislative Audit Committee hearing Vehicle Fleet Audit

    Good Morning.  I am David Walsh, Vice President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents.  Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you today. The issues raised by the Legislative Audit Committee Report focus on the System’s decision to eliminate the Chancellor’s contractual right to a State Fleet Automobile and substitute a

  48. Committee appointed for UW-Eau Claire chancellor search

    MADISON― University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly has appointed a 17-member search-and-screen committee to identify a Chancellor to serve at UW-Eau Claire. The committee will be chaired by Robert Hooper, UW-Eau Claire professor of geology. He will be joined by eight other faculty members, two academic staff members, two students, two university administrators,

  49. “Good News” Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Marcovich. Good morning, everyone. We open this morning with a presentation on advances in teaching math occurring here at UW-Stout. Please join me in welcoming our host, Chancellor Chuck Sorensen, who will introduce his colleagues. [Presentation on Math Teaching and Learning Center] I’d like to recognize two other individuals who are making

  50. UW-Stout “TLC” helps students excel in math studies

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MENOMONIE – The University of Wisconsin-Stout is using an innovative strategy to help freshmen get the tools and resources they need to successfully complete math coursework, the Board of Regents learned Friday (May 6) during a full Board meeting at the UW-Stout campus. Calling it a “real success story,” UW-Stout Chancellor Charles Sorensen introduced a

  51. Future looks healthy for Wisconsin Partnership Fund, Regents learn

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents May 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MENOMONIE – A Wisconsin partnership charged with improving public health in communities across the state is making “unprecedented” progress, the Board of Regents learned Thursday during meetings on the University of Wisconsin-Stout campus. The Wisconsin Partnership Fund for a Healthy Future was created following the 2000 conversion of Blue Cross & Blue Shield United of

  52. Search committee appointed for UW Colleges, UW-Extension chancellor

    MADISON― University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly has appointed a 19-member search-and-screen committee to identify a new chancellor to lead both the statewide UW-Extension and the UW Colleges, which includes 13 freshman-sophomore campuses. “This is a time of important change for UW Colleges and UW-Extension,” Reilly said. “This search committee has the responsibility

  53. Finalists named in UW-Whitewater chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater. The finalists’ names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search, chaired by Regent Roger Axtell of Janesville. The Regents’ committee will interview the finalists in Madison

  54. UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education

    MADISON- The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 17 winners of the 2005 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to students, faculty and staff to recognize their contributions to diversity and the status of women within the UW System. The 10th annual Outstanding Women of Color in Education Awards

  55. UW System mascots to join Governor, Legislature for “UW Spirit Week”

    MADISON—University of Wisconsin System pride will thrive statewide and during events at the Wisconsin State Capitol to mark “UW Spirit Week,” set for April 11-15. “The UW System works in every corner of Wisconsin to educate students, create high-skill, high-wage jobs, and to improve the quality of life in Wisconsin communities,” said UW System President

  56. 2005 Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence

    Remarks by Regent Jose Olivieri

    It is my great pleasure to introduce the other recipient of the 2005 Academic Staff Regents Awards for Excellence. Beth Heuer joined the UW-Oshkosh community as an undergraduate student, then stayed to earn her Masters degree, and has worked for the campus ever since.  She now serves as the Affirmative Action Director and as the

  57. 2005 Academic Staff Regents Award for Excellence

    Remarks by Regent Brent Smith

    On behalf of the Board of Regents, I am pleased to announce this year’s Academic Staff Regents Awards for Excellence. By presenting this award each year, we demonstrate the Board’s strong appreciation for the UW System’s non-instructional academic staff. The strength of the System and its institutions can be attributed, in part, to the excellence

  58. Academic Staff honored for contributions to UW System

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents April 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON – Unique stories of inspiration from students, academic staff, and university leadership topped the agenda during the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents meeting on Friday (April 8). The Board presented a foundation director and an affirmative action director with the 2005 Regents Academic Staff Awards for Excellence, which honors the professionalism, institutional

  59. “Good News” Remarks to the Board of Regents Meeting

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Marcovich. Good morning, everyone. Yesterday we began by meeting some of the most talented students in the UW System during “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research.” Today, I’m pleased that we are able to recognize some of our colleagues whose work enhances learning and life on our campuses for

  60. Students shine at Posters in the Rotunda

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents April 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON – Insightful research findings and innovative proposals from University of Wisconsin System undergraduates were on display at the Wisconsin State Capitol on Thursday (April 7) as members of the Board of Regents joined legislators in congratulating undergraduate researchers from across the state. Part of the April meeting of the Board of Regents, the event,

  61. Regents honor two with 2005 Academic Staff Excellence Awards

    MADISON-A foundation president who led a record-setting university fund-raising campaign, and an affirmative-action director who helps University of Wisconsin System faculty, staff and students develop their careers have been named the winners of the 2005 Regents Academic Staff Award for Excellence. The awards will be presented Friday (April 8) at the UW System Board of

  62. Joint Committee on Finance Testimony

    Don Mash, Senior Executive Vice President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, Regent Pruitt, and thank you, members of the Joint Finance Committee for this opportunity to talk with you about the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin’s future.  In a minute, I’m going to share with you portions of a letter from President Reilly, who is unable to be here today. After I’ve hit

  63. UW System undergraduates to display research in Capitol Rotunda

    MADISON—University of Wisconsin System undergraduates who have analyzed forest fires, isolated new anti-infective agents in plants, studied child-learning impairments, and achieved dozens of other accomplishments will showcase their research at the State Capitol in early April. “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research,” will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday,

  64. UW System joins national partnership to promote value of liberal education

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System has entered a partnership with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) to promote the importance of liberal education for students in Wisconsin and across the nation. The national partnership is part of an ongoing UW System initiative, The Currency of the Liberal Arts and Sciences: Rethinking

  65. Statement on Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    “I was pleased to have the opportunity today to reiterate the University of Wisconsin System’s support for the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery. Creating this institute is a bold step that can move UW to the forefront of biosciences research, and help Wisconsin increase its position as a global leader in these important fields. “As president

  66. “Good News” Remarks by Kevin P. Reilly

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Marcovich. Good morning, everyone. There’s the old saying that the month of March comes in like a lion, and we did our part by roaring our way around both capitols last week, so let me say a few words about that. We began in the state Capitol last Wednesday, with a joint

  67. Private dollars committed to support UW-Madison Business Dean

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a request from the School of Business Dean’s Advisory Board at UW-Madison to adjust the base salary of Michael Knetter, dean of the School of Business. Given the current state fiscal environment, Knetter’s salary increase will be funded entirely from private, non-state dollars.

  68. Board of Regents discusses biennial budget priorities with Joint Finance Member

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System must be free from state-imposed management mandates if it is to maximize resources during another biennia of limited state tax support, Board of Regents Vice President David Walsh said Friday (March 11) during the Board’s March meeting. Walsh was responding to a presentation by Rep. David Ward (R-Fort Atkinson), who

  69. Regents consider creative approaches to tuition and financial aid pressures

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON-As it strives to balance educational quality, access and ability to pay with its statutory limits for setting resident undergraduate tuition rates, the University of Wisconsin System needs to think and act more creatively, according to comments by several members of the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday (March 10). The remarks came during

  70. 2004-05 UW System Accountability Report: Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Marcovich. Good morning, everyone. I am pleased, for the first time as president, to present to you the annual UW System Accountability Report, which we appropriately title “Achieving Excellence.” This is the 12th year the system has issued its systemwide Accountability Report, marking more than a decade of public reporting to the

  71. University leaders promote international exchange

    Cultural Exchange: UW System President Kevin P. Reilly (seated, left) and Lic. Carlos Briseño, Secretary General, University of Guadalajara System (seated, right) sign a joint agreement between the University of Wisconsin System and the University of Guadalajara. The agreement, known as the Jalisco-Wisconsin Consortium, will facilitate exchange, contacts, and research opportunities among students, faculty and

  72. “Good News” Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Thank you, President Marcovich. Good morning, everyone. Evidence of my first piece of Good News is in your folders today. I’m very pleased to report that COBE, the Committee on Baccalaureate Expansion, has put the finishing touches on its initial work. For those of you who may have forgotten during your month away, COBE is

  73. Regents to consider Oklahoma official as next UW-River Falls Chancellor

    MADISON-Donald Betz, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla., has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-RiverFalls Chancellor Search announced the recommendation of Betz on Friday

  74. Regents approve Oklahoma official as new UW-River Falls chancellor

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February 2005 Meeting Day Two News Summary

    MADISON-Donald Betz, provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Okla., will become the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, following a vote of approval Friday (Feb. 11) by the UW System Board of Regents. “My fellow selection committee Regents and I are delighted that Dr. Betz

  75. UW-Extension, UW Colleges consolidation to move forward following Regent vote

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February 2005 Meeting Day One News Summary

    MADISON-The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday (Feb. 9) unanimously approved a plan to consolidate the Madison-based administrative offices of two UW System institutions under the leadership of a single chancellor, a move that will strengthen university programs, while saving as much as $1.5 million per year. The Board authorized the proposal,

  76. Statement on Governor Doyle’s Budget Proposal

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “The University of Wisconsin System community is encouraged by several aspects of Governor Doyle’s 2005-07 budget proposal. The Governor’s intention to reinvest state tax dollars in the university system will begin to reverse the trend of previous budgets, when the UW System took a disproportionate share of state funding cuts. “Both the Governor and the

  77. Mash appointed executive senior vice president for UW System

    Efficiency and effectiveness measure will save money; increase opportunities to serve UW stakeholders

    MADISON― To help maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of the University of Wisconsin System, President Kevin P. Reilly has appointed Donald J. Mash, chancellor of UW-Eau Claire, to serve as UW System Executive Senior Vice President. “The time is right for this change, and Don Mash is the best individual to manage the tasks at

  78. UW System reports $15 million in savings, 250 efficiency measures

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is taking a number of steps to further improve efficiency and effectiveness systemwide, saving an estimated $15 million annually through more than 250 cost-saving measures, President Kevin P. Reilly reported Tuesday to the state’s Joint Legislative Audit Committee. “In our ongoing commitment to efficiency, we are reviewing all

  79. Finalists named in UW-River Falls chancellor search

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the names of the finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-River Falls. The names have been forwarded to the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-River Falls Chancellor Search, chaired by Charles Pruitt of Shorewood, which will interview the finalists in

  80. Reilly recommends single chancellor for UW Colleges, UW-Extension

    MADISON- The ‘access missions’ of the University of Wisconsin System’s statewide outreach service and 13 freshman-sophomore campuses would be strengthened under restructured leadership proposed Tuesday by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly. Following a comprehensive, independent study of the missions and administrations of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, Reilly is recommending that the leadership of

  81. Committee appointed for UW-Whitewater chancellor search

    MADISON― University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly has appointed a 17-member search-and-screen committee to identify a successor to UW-Whitewater Chancellor Jack Miller. The committee will be chaired by Jimmy Peltier, the Arno Kleimenhagen Professor of Marketing at UW-Whitewater. He will be joined by eight other faculty members, two academic staff members, two students,

  82. Statement on Governor Doyle’s State of the State Address

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System Jan. 12, 2005

    “I was heartened tonight to hear Governor Doyle’s intention to reinvest in the University of Wisconsin System. His willingness to reverse the funding trends of recent years can help the university begin to recover from years of severe budget cuts. In addition, I appreciate his plans to increase financial aid for our neediest students, and

  83. PK-16 Council statement on Tax Tables and Pell Grants

    Wisconsin’s educational leadership has united in calling on Wisconsin’s Congressional delegation to reverse a plan to reduce Pell Grant funding for Wisconsin college students. Elizabeth Burmaster, State Superintendent of Public Instructions, Daniel Clancy, president of the Wisconsin Technical College System, Dr. Kevin Reilly, president of the UW System, and Dr. Rolf Wegenke, president of the