1. Statement from UW System President on Fund for Wisconsin Scholars

    Kevin P. Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin System, applauded John and Tashia Morgridge today for their generous founding gift to the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars, Inc., emphasizing that this investment will help the state realize its full economic and social potential: “John and Tashia Morgridge, both Wisconsin natives, are known for their generous

  2. UW-Madison faces challenges to world-renowned status, Regents hear

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

    The underlying theme of today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting called attention to the growing competition for resources the UW System, UW-Madison in particular, is currently facing. Patrick Farrell, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at UW-Madison, presented the board with what he believed to be various factors that will form the future

  3. UW System leaders laud Wiley’s successes, promise swift action on national search for successor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System leaders today reacted to news that UW-Madison Chancellor John D. Wiley will step down in September, praising the chancellor’s impressive record of success. Wiley has served as chancellor since January 2001, leading an institution that currently enrolls more than 40,000 students and enjoys a global reputation for excellence

  4. Seg Fee policy approved by UW System President

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

    University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today accepted a new policy designed to protect segregated university fees and preserve a system where students and administrators share responsibility for distributing those funds. A committee of UW System students and administrators developed the policy, based on extensive research and broad public input. UW System President

  5. UW System enrollments at record high

    Data show gains in new freshmen and transfers

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents this week will review enrollment data showing that the 26 UW campuses are providing record levels of educational access to the state’s public university. UW System administrators will report tomorrow that a record 173,313 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in the Fall 2007 semester.

  6. UW System invites public feedback on strategic planning

    MADISON – Wisconsin residents are invited to participate in an important statewide discussion about how the University of Wisconsin System can help strengthen the state’s communities and its economy. As part of the UW System’s Advantage Wisconsin strategic initiative, UW System will hold public listening sessions on Tuesday, Nov. 27, from 2 to 4 p.m.,

  7. College Access Campaign Launches in Wisconsin

    Local students, First Lady Jessica Doyle and statewide education leaders kickoff KnowHow2GOWisconsin

    MADISON, WI – Middle and high school students joined First Lady Jessica Doyle today at the Allied Drive Boys & Girls Club in Fitchburg to launch the KnowHow2GO campaign. Sponsored nationally by the American Council on Education (ACE), Lumina Foundation for Education and the Ad Council, KnowHow2GO encourages and prepares low-income students in grades 8-10

  8. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search Committee Named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a search committee to assist in identifying a new chancellor for the UW-Whitewater campus. Reilly invited 11 faculty members, four staff members, one academic dean, and two UW-Whitewater students from the campus to serve on the committee. They are joined by two

  9. Regents Reflect on New State Budget, Offer Commitment to Meet Funding Expectations

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

    MADISON – The Regents began their second day with a report from Regent President Mark Bradley.  After Bradley recognized special guests from the Wisconsin Leadership Academy, comprised of faculty and staff from UW Colleges and UW-Extension, he offered recognition of Jesus Salas, and Salas’ contribution to the Regents, and to the Latino community. Bradley then

  10. Regents learn UW System is a leader in national voluntary accountability effort

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

    At its November meeting, the Board of Regents learned more about the UW System’s participation in a new national program designed to provide greater, more uniform accountability information across all public universities and colleges. Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Rebecca Martin told how, in 1993, the UW System became one of the first university

  11. UW System to Launch Voluntary System of Accountability

    More than 12 years after the University of Wisconsin System introduced one of the nation’s first public accountability reports, the system will participate in a new national program designed to provide greater, more uniform accountability across all public universities and colleges. In 1993, the UW System began publishing an annual accountability report for all 26

  12. University of Wisconsin System Leaders Praise Governor and Legislature for Approving a 2007-09 State Budget

    Statement by Mark Bradley, President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “On behalf of the University of Wisconsin System, we salute the legislature for approving this state budget today. We greatly appreciate the initiative of Governor Jim Doyle, Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch, Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson, and other leaders who worked to craft this compromise budget. “As word of this action spreads to campuses and

  13. University of Wisconsin System Leaders React to Conference Committee Action on the Compromise Budget

    Mark Bradley, President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “This once elusive compromise is clearly the product of hard work and effective leadership. We applaud the persistence of Governor Doyle, Representative Huebsch, Senator Robson and other fair-minded leaders, as news of this agreement brings welcomed reassurance for students, parents, faculty, and staff across the state. “Legislators from both parties deserve credit, but it was

  14. Regents recognize student service learning efforts throughout the UW System

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

    River Falls –With a resolution met by thunderous applause, the UW System Board of Regents lauded the university’s students for their thousands of hours of service they perform on an annual basis. Regent Colleene Thomas, who presented the resolution and has participated in many service learning efforts herself, said she knows the importance of the

  15. Regent resolution urges Legislature to invest in UW System

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

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today urged state legislators to pass a budget that covers the university’s ongoing operating expenses. The Regents hope to avoid drastic cost-cutting measures in the Spring 2008 semester that may come if UW campuses don’t receive state funding soon. Regent President Mark Bradley

  16. UW Regents Urge Budget Action

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today urged state legislators to pass a budget that covers the university’s ongoing operating expenses. The Regents hope to avoid drastic cost-cutting measures in the Spring 2008 semester that may come if UW campuses don’t receive state funding soon. Regent President Mark Bradley

  17. UW System will create common accountability standards in preparing future math and science teachers

    The University of Wisconsin System, in partnership with the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), will receive $600,000 over the next three years to create common accountability measures in preparing future math and science teachers. Wisconsin’s grassroots Teacher Quality Assessment (TQA) Model project is designed to create reliable performance assessment tools used during

  18. Alliant Energy’s Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards recognize outstanding instruction among UW System faculty

    MADISON ― The University of Wisconsin System, in partnership with Alliant Energy, presented the 2007 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards to four of the university’s remarkable teaching faculty. The annual awards honor teachers from UW institutions within Alliant Energy’s Wisconsin service area who demonstrate commitment to student success both in their teaching and

  19. Outstanding UW System teachers receive awards from Regents

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

    MADISON – In an effort to continue its recognition of the best educators in the UW System, the Board of Regents Friday (Sept. 7) honored two professors and an academic department for their work to give their students an educational experience like none other. The Board presented the 15th Annual Teaching Excellence Awards to: Diane

  20. Regents learn more about UW System’s strategic planning initiative

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

    Members of the UW System Board of Regents heard from top university officials Thursday (Sept. 6) regarding an ambitious planning initiative to address how the UW System can use its resources to “advantage Wisconsin.” Regent President Mark Bradley opened the discussion by noting that the university has received a wealth of support for its proposed

  21. Statement on Tuition Cap

    Mark J. Bradley, President University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    The UW System Board of Regents passed a responsible operating budget for 2007-08 at its meeting on August 7.  In the midst of great uncertainty due to the state budget being undecided, and with no recommendation from the state on its share of the pay plan for faculty and staff, the Regents needed to put

  22. Regents enact lowest tuition increases in seven years

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents August Meeting News Summary

    After extensive discussion involving UW System students, faculty, staff and administrators, the Board of Regents Tuesday (Aug. 7) approved the university’s 2007-08 operating budget with a 14 to 3 vote. Despite uncertainties about the level of state funding that will be available to the UW System when the state’s 2007-09 biennial budget is decided, UW

  23. Regents to set UW tuition on Aug. 7

    Proposal will include a tuition freeze at 13 two-year UW Colleges and a $251 annual increase for most four-year UW System campuses

    MADISON, Wis. – Aug. 2, 2007 – Although major questions about state funding are still unanswered, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents must approve an annual operating budget and set tuition rates at a special meeting next Tuesday. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly will recommend a budget focused on affordability, educational access,

  24. Regents await further state budget action, will make tuition decision in August

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents July Meeting Day Two News Summary

    With the state’s 2007-09 biennial budget still chock-full of uncertainties, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will wait until August to decide on an annual operating budget and set tuition for the 2007-08 school year. The Board heard a budget update Friday from Freda Harris, UW System associate vice president for budget and

  25. Expert lauds effectiveness of Board of Regents, UW System Administration

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents July Meeting Day One News Summary

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents received praise Thursday for its service to the state and its citizens from a national expert on the topic. As part of its strategic planning retreat, the Board invited Richard T. Ingram to lead a discussion on the effectiveness of public governing boards in the 21st century.

  26. Statement on the State Assembly Proposed Budget

    Mark J. Bradley, President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System “Legislators face challenges in setting fiscal priorities for Wisconsin, but this version of the budget stands in stark contrast to what we’ve heard from hard-working families, business owners, and community leaders across the state. They love their

  27. UW System Regents Work to Keep Tuition Affordable

    Fall 2007 tuition to be set in August

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet in early August to approve the annual operating budget for its 26 campuses. As part of that budget action, the Regents will set tuition rates for the Fall 2007 semester. The Regents anticipate that the state Senate and Assembly will approve different

  28. Statement on the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s Report

    Don Mash, Executive Senior Vice President for Administration, University of Wisconsin System

    “The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s (WPRI) report on the UW System, released today, contains a lot of information upon which it bases its views about what is required to maximize the UW’s impact for the state and its citizens. “While one can take issue with aspects of the report, the timing of the report is

  29. Statement on Passage of the 2007-09 State Budget by the Wisconsin State Senate

    Mark Bradley, President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System “We applaud the Senate for its strong support of the University of Wisconsin System and the university’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin. “Legislators have found common ground in plans to open more university slots for Wisconsin students, and efforts

  30. Statement on tentative Wisconsin-Minnesota tuition reciprocity agreement

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “I am very pleased a tentative reciprocity agreement between Minnesota and Wisconsin has been reached. I applaud the leadership in both states for striving to make educational opportunity the most important component in often difficult negotiations. “Key to the new agreement for Wisconsin is that it preserves educational opportunities and options for students in both

  31. UW System Regents Show Strong Support for Veterans

    New board president appoints liaisons to work on tuition benefits

    MADISON, Wis. – Mark J. Bradley, elected last month as president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, announced today that the board will take new steps to ensure educational benefits for veterans. Bradley has appointed three regents – all Vietnam-era veterans of the U.S. armed forces – to serve as the board’s

  32. Mark Bradley elected as Board of Regents’ President; Charles Pruitt elected as Vice President

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

    MILWAUKEE—Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau assumed the presidency of the Board of Regents after a vote by the Board Friday. Bradley, who had previously served as Board Vice President for two years, was elected with a unanimous vote. Regent Danae Davis of Milwaukee, who nominated Bradley for the position, highlighted his efforts to learn about

  33. Regents review new UW System rules on student lending

    MILWAUKEE ― Members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today reviewed and approved a proposed new code of conduct regarding the university’s relationships with private lenders. The proposed policy responds to a call by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to inventory campus ties to banks and other private companies that provide

  34. Joint Statement on recent action by the State Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance

    David G. Walsh, President of the UW System Board of Regents and Kevin P. Reilly, President of the UW System “At this critical juncture in the state’s budget-making process, we want to thank members of the Joint Committee on Finance for their support of the University of Wisconsin System. “Facing a complex array of budget proposals,

  35. Board of Regents to consider new policy for student lending

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

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took one more step toward the creation of an updated set of policies regarding its relationships with student lenders Thursday. The Board’s Business, Finance and Audit Committee approved a resolution calling for the creation of the Policy on Institutional and Employee Relationships with Educational Loan

  36. UW students earn honors for essays on value of liberal education

    MADISON—Two undergraduate students from University of Wisconsin System campuses have been named recipients of the second annual UW System Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition, established to support and promote liberal arts and science education throughout the state’s public university system. This year’s recipients are: Rebecca Ford, UW-Madison, for “Interrogating Rajasthan:  Poverty in the Developing World and

  37. Rebecca Martin appointed senior vice president for academic affairs of University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON—Rebecca R. Martin, a former provost and vice chancellor at universities in Wisconsin and Vermont, has been named senior vice president for academic affairs for the University of Wisconsin System. Martin will serve as chief academic officer for the UW System, which includes two doctoral universities, 11 comprehensive campuses, 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges, and UW-Extension

  38. Outstanding UW academic staff honored by Board of Regents

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

    MADISON—Two academic staff members known for providing outstanding service to students in the University of Wisconsin System were honored Friday (May 11) with the 2007 Regents Academic Staff Excellence Awards. This year’s recipients of the Regents Academic Staff Excellence Award are: Tammy Salmon-Stephens, senior director of the Women in Engineering Program and Engineering Advising Office

  39. Commission to review security, prevention efforts in UW System

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

    MADISON — A commission examining university security across the University of Wisconsin System expects to issue a report about its findings before the start of the next academic year, the Board of Regents learned Thursday (May 10). UW System President Kevin P. Reilly appointed the President’s 2007 Commission on University Security following the tragic shootings

  40. Finalists named in search for UW System academic affairs leader

    MADISON — University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the names of the finalists for the position of senior vice president for academic affairs for the UW System. The finalists will be interviewed in Madison the week of May 14.  Semifinalists were interviewed by a search and screen committee chaired by Executive

  41. Public input sought about UW rules for student and campus conduct

    http://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/code/admin_code/uws MADISON— The University of Wisconsin System is inviting public comment on state rules that outline nonacademic rights and responsibilities of students and university visitors. A committee of UW System staff and students is gathering feedback about what kinds of updates or clarifications might be made to Chapters 17 and 18 of the Wisconsin Administrative

  42. Reilly presents findings from UW System Accountability Report

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

    The UW System has partially met or exceeded 17 of 20 measures aimed at enhancing the university’s service to its students, regents learned Friday. UW System President Reilly presented to the board the 13th edition of “Achieving Excellence,” the UW System’s annual Accountability Report. “This report, ‘Achieving Excellence,’ is not intended to be a fully

  43. UW-Oshkosh a Leader in the New North

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

    OSHKOSH — To provide Northeastern Wisconsin with more of the bachelor’s degree-holding students it needs to succeed in the new economy, the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh needs state funding over the next six years to add new faculty and provide more instructional space. And just as important, Chancellor Richard H. Wells told the UW System Board

  44. Testimony before the Joint Committee on Finance Regarding the 2007-09 State Budget

    David Walsh President, University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

    First, let me recognize the tremendous task you have in your important role on this committee.  Setting fiscal priorities for Wisconsin in an era of belt-tightening is a difficult task. Part of your role is to ensure the money you do provide to our public university is well-spent – that we are being accountable to

  45. Testimony before the Joint Committee on Finance Regarding the 2007-09 State Budget

    Kevin P. Reilly President, University of Wisconsin System

    March 22, 2007 Representative Rhoades, Senator Decker, and Members of the Committee, on behalf of the entire University of Wisconsin System, thank you for allowing Regent President Walsh and me to appear before you regarding the 2007-09 biennial state budget bill. As you know, the Board of Regents has endorsed a bold action plan for

  46. UW-Parkside helps Southeastern Wisconsin thrive

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

    SOMERS, Wis.– Students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and residents of the Racine and Kenosha communities all benefit from campus outreach and engagement in the region, the Board of Regents learned on Friday (March 9). “What we want to emphasize is the academic excellence of our students, faculty and staff,” said UW-Parkside Chancellor

  47. Regents hear and see campus growth at UW-Parkside

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

    SOMERS, WIS. – The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is planning to expand its campus in ways that will enhance the campus’s identity and unify the university community, the Board of Regents learned at its March meeting on Thursday (March 8). UW-Parkside is creating its master plan to guide the development of facilities that will meet the

  48. Statement on Governor Doyle’s Budget Proposal

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    “Governor Doyle’s proposed budget recognizes that investing in the University of Wisconsin System will mean a better economy for all Wisconsin taxpayers, and more college opportunities for Wisconsin’s kids and working adults. “This budget would enable us to invest in every part of the UW’s ‘Growth Agenda for Wisconsin.’ We carefully developed this plan to

  49. Regents approve admissions policy

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

    Admissions process guarantees individual review for every applicant MADISON – College admissions processes at University of Wisconsin System campuses will follow a single, updated policy approved unanimously by the Board of Regents on Friday (Feb. 9). The policy states that academic achievements are the most important factors in admissions decisions. It preserves long-standing, minimum academic

  50. Four UW students to receive awards for leadership, academic achievement

    Award from Alliant Energy honors former CEO and Regent Erroll B. Davis, Jr.

    MADISON ― Four University of Wisconsin System students who have excelled in the classroom, while serving as strong campus and community leaders, are the first to receive an achievement award that honors a former member of the UW System Board of Regents. The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding scholarship and

  51. Regent committee approves updated admissions policy

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

    MADISON — Every applicant who wants to be a student in the University of Wisconsin System will receive a comprehensive, individualized admissions review similar to those used by leading U.S. universities, including UW-Madison, if an updated policy is approved Friday by the full Board of Regents. “Every applicant deserves our consideration as a whole person,”

  52. Regents set to host Monday evening forum about UW admissions

    MADISON— Five University of Wisconsin System campuses will host a Board of Regents educational forum on Monday to facilitate a dialogue about the system’s freshman admissions policy. The statewide educational forum will take place on Monday, Jan. 29, from 4–7 p.m. The session will be carried over videoconferencing networks to facilitate live interaction between residents

  53. Regents to host statewide forum about UW admissions

    Feedback on admissions policy welcomed through new UW website

    MADISON— The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is tapping into statewide communications networks to facilitate a dialogue about freshman admissions policy.  The university launched a special website where people can review a draft policy and share comments. The Board in December 2006 postponed action on a system-wide policy that would update and clarify