1. Thomas K. Harden recommended as next UW-Green Bay chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced that Dr. Thomas K. Harden, President of Clayton State University in Georgia, has been recommended as the next chancellor of UW-Green Bay. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search made the recommendation after interviewing finalists

  2. Van Galen recommended as next UW-River Falls chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced that Dr. Dean Van Galen, Vice President for University Advancement at the University of West Florida (Pensacola, Fla.), has been recommended as the next Chancellor of UW-River Falls. Reilly and the Board of Regents Special Committee for the UW-River Falls Chancellor Search

  3. UW System graduates record number of degree holders while transfers remain high

    MADISON, Wis. – The UW System awarded more degrees than ever before in 2007-08 and saw a slight increase in the number of undergraduate transfer students over the previous two years, according to two recent reports published by the UW System Office of Policy Analysis and Research (OPAR). UW System Senior Vice President for Academic

  4. Regents commit to helping state with economic recovery, while maintaining educational mission

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

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – As the UW System steps up to do its part in addressing the state’s current difficult economic situation, President Kevin P. Reilly reminded the Board of Regents and others on Friday that the university must at the same time not forget its overriding mission. “We must not overlook our overall mission,

  5. Board of Regents hear initial campus climate assessments

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

    Host campus UW-La Crosse highlights stories of student success LA CROSSE, Wis. – Campus climate assessments at five University of Wisconsin institutions indicate that most students, faculty, and staff are satisfied with the overall climate at their institutions, but any deficiencies must be addressed if the UW is to remain competitive, UW System President Kevin

  6. Measuring Up underscores importance of Growth Agenda for Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. – The National Center for Public Policy and Higher Education today released its bi-annual report, Measuring Up 2008: The National Report Card on Higher Education. University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly praised the report for underscoring the need to support higher education in Wisconsin. “Educational attainment will be key to our

  7. UW System scales back pay recommendation

    MADISON, Wis. – Unlike any other state agency, the University of Wisconsin System must formally recommend a two-year pay plan for its faculty and academic staff, even before the State Budget has been introduced. This year, university leaders must submit that recommendation amidst unprecedented economic turbulence, while important questions about an anticipated budget deficit remain

  8. UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Green Bay. A 21-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Green Bay Prof. Denise Scheberle, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents. Regent Judy Crain

  9. UW System tightening its belt, preserving commitment to educational quality and innovation

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is continuing to take steps to help address the state’s immediate financial crisis, while focusing resources on programs that are most relevant to student access and success. In October, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly implemented new approval processes for university hiring. Today, Reilly announced that UW

  10. UW-River Falls chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced five finalists who are being considered for the position of chancellor at UW-River Falls. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-River Falls Professor James Madsen, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of

  11. University of Wisconsin System convenes conference promoting liberal education, a unifying mission for the 21st-century

    MADISON, Wis. – Teams from 14 University of Wisconsin System institutions will meet in Madison on Nov. 20-21, 2008, to discuss how best to educate students for 21st-century challenges.  Co-sponsored by the UW System Office of Academic Affairs and the System Advisory Group on the Liberal Arts, the conference will celebrate the UW System’s participation

  12. KnowHow2GOWisconsin to offer free test preparation

    MADISON— Fall is the time of year when many college-bound teens get very anxious about taking the oft-dreaded SAT and ACT exams. To combat those fears, KnowHow2GOWisconsin now offers free online test preparation materials to Wisconsin students. The newly added Test Prep feature on the www.KnowHow2GOWisconsin.org website includes easy-to-use tutorials and interactive practice sessions designed

  13. UW-Parkside Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 19-member search and screen committee to help identify a new chancellor for UW-Parkside. UW-Parkside, one of UW System’s 11 comprehensive institutions, enrolls more than 5,000 students from 55 counties comprising the most diverse student population in the UW System.  Leading approximately

  14. Regents discuss recruitment and retention challenges, honor teaching excellence award winners

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents met for a one-day meeting on Nov. 6, with most of the session focusing on broad discussions about two strategic issues – academic workforce recruitment and retention challenges, and professional doctorates in the UW System. No action was taken on either item. Regents President Mark

  15. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor two professors and one academic department at its Nov. 6 meeting with the presentation of the Regents’ 16th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. It is the highest recognition bestowed on members of UW System’s faculty and academic staff for outstanding career achievements in teaching.

  16. Statement from University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly on Higher Education Day

    “In celebrating Wisconsin’s third annual Higher Education Day, we take time to help students of all ages focus on their life goals, and ways that we can help them fulfill those dreams. “Now, more than ever, the vitality of our state, our citizens, and our communities is linked to the number of college degree holders

  17. KnowHow2GO Wisconsin and EdVest partner for student video contest

    MADISON— KnowHow2GO Wisconsin and EdVest announced today they have partnered to sponsor a video contest for Wisconsin students grades in 7-10 in honor of Higher Education Day. Students will dramatize in a short video of their creation one of KnowHow2GO’s “Four Steps” to college: Be a pain – Tell everyone you know that you’re going

  18. Regents aim to improve chancellor selection process

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

    As UW System takes steps to fine-tune its chancellor selection process, the key question is how to get the most accurate picture of each finalist. The Board of Regents took up that issue Friday, and discussed options including visits to finalists’ home campuses, using a “blended” search committee that involves Regents earlier in the search

  19. UW-Stevens Point delivers programs to serve central Wisconsin, state

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

    STEVENS POINT, Wis.  – The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is vitally connected to the future of central Wisconsin and the rest of the state, said UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Linda Bunnell, in welcoming the UW System Board of Regents on campus Thursday. Outlining their vision of “Leading from the Center,” Bunnell said, “We are committed to

  20. UW System Regents to focus on accountability

    MADISON, Wis. – When the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents meets in Stevens Point this week, the spotlight will be on accountability. In November 2007, the UW System announced that all 13 of its four-year campuses would participate in a national initiative to publish standardized performance data. Through new web-based College Portraits, UW

  21. Board of Regents Approve 2009-11 Biennial Budget Request

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

    The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved the biennial state budget request for 2009-2011 recommended by System President Kevin P. Reilly for its 26 campuses and its statewide UW-Extension. Under the request, the UW System will seek reinvestment from the state for continued support of its Growth Agenda for Wisconsin, designed

  22. Board of Regents urges state to reinvest in public university system

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

    e University of Wisconsin System is seeking reinvestment from the state to help graduate more students, to create leading-edge jobs in Wisconsin, and to grow strong communities under its proposed biennial state budget request for 2009-2011. At a full Board of Regents meeting Thursday in Madison, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly recommended a budget

  23. UW System Board of Regents to honor winners of 2008 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents will honor winners of the 2008 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence on August 22 in Madison. This is the highest recognition bestowed on members of the UW System’s academic staff. Recipients of this year’s individual awards are Kathleen Kelly Shanovich, a pediatric nurse practitioner at

  24. Regents to consider biennial budget request

    UW System’s “Growth Agenda for Wisconsin” continues to focus on more graduates, new jobs and stronger communities for the state

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve a biennial state budget request for 2009-2011 at next week’s meeting in Madison. After approval by the Regents, the budget will be submitted to the Department of Administration for consideration as part of Governor Jim Doyle’s 2009-11 Executive Budget, which

  25. Reilly names interim UW-Parkside Chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today that he will recommend Dr. Lane Earns as the Interim Chancellor for UW-Parkside. If approved by the UW System Board of Regents on August 22, Earns will step into the position on August 24, succeeding Chancellor Jack Keating, who has served as

  26. UW System reviews UW-Parkside Chancellor search

    University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced that a detailed review of procedures used to recruit and screen candidates for the UW-Parkside Chancellor post is under way. Findings from that review will be used to improve future searches, including those at UW-Green Bay and UW-River Falls. Over the past four years, the

  27. Felner resigns UW-Parkside appointment

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today accepted Dr. Robert Felner’s resignation as the next chancellor of UW-Parkside. Following a public national search, Felner was recommended as chancellor on May 22, and the UW System Board of Regents approved his appointment on June 5. Felner informed UW System leaders on

  28. UW System Executive Senior Vice President to Retire

    Reilly praises Dr. Donald J. Mash as a strong champion of higher education

    Dr. Donald J. Mash will retire this month after a distinguished career in higher education spanning four decades.  For three years, Mash has served as the Executive Senior Vice President of the University of Wisconsin System.  Previously, Mash was chancellor of UW-Eau Claire. “Don has been a great leader and wonderful colleague,” said UW System

  29. Statement from the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Wisconsin System regarding the Wisconsin G.I. Bill

    The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs and the University of Wisconsin System today renewed their longstanding commitment to state programs that provide Wisconsin’s veterans with valuable opportunities to earn a college degree. In 2005, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law the Wisconsin G.I. Bill, which provided partial tuition remission for Wisconsin veterans

  30. Board of Regents reflect upon a year of successes and challenges

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

    The Board of Regents began its second day by recognizing a number of departing leaders: Regent Emeritus Peggy Rosenzweig for five years of service on the Board of Regents; Non-traditional Student Regent Tom Shields for two years of service on the Board of Regents; UW-River Falls Chancellor Don Betz, who has announced that he will

  31. Regents appoint three UW System chancellors

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

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents began its meeting at UW-Milwaukee in closed session, formally appointing new chancellors at UW-Madison, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater, approving all terms of their employment. See the full UW System news release on these appointments. UW-Milwaukee poised to reinvigorate Milwaukee region The Regents began their public meeting with a

  32. Regents appoint three UW System chancellors

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today formally appointed new chancellors at UW-Madison, UW-Parkside and UW-Whitewater, approving all terms of their employment. UW System Board of Regents President Mark J. Bradley and UW System President Kevin P. Reilly acknowledged the tough challenges presented by a highly competitive national market for

  33. UW-River Falls chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – With the successful conclusion of three simultaneous chancellor searches, the University of Wisconsin System now turns its attention to recruiting and hiring new leaders for UW-Green Bay and UW-River Falls. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 19-member search committee to help identify a new chancellor for UW-River Falls. Recently,

  34. UW-Green Bay chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – With the successful conclusion of three simultaneous chancellor searches, the University of Wisconsin System now turns its attention to recruiting and hiring new leaders for UW-Green Bay and UW-River Falls. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 21-member search and screen committee to help identify the next chancellor for UW-Green

  35. Regents to set UW tuition on June 5

    Proposal extends tuition freeze at 13 UW Colleges and sets $265 annual increase for most students at four-year campuses

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents is scheduled to approve an annual operating budget and set tuition rates for the 2008-09 academic year at this week’s meeting in Milwaukee. The recommended tuition increases mirror those approved for the current academic year. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly will recommend an

  36. Martin recommended as next UW-Madison chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Biddy (Carolyn A.) Martin, provost of Cornell University, has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Madison Chancellor Search announced the recommendation today. The full board is expected to act on this

  37. Felner recommended as next UW-Parkside chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Robert Felner, dean of the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Louisville, has been recommended as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Parkside Chancellor Search announced the recommendation today. The

  38. UW System honors essays on liberal arts education

    MADISON—Three undergraduate students from the University of Wisconsin System will be honored through the third annual UW System Liberal Arts Scholarship Competition, established to support and promote liberal education throughout the state’s public university system. For the essay competition, students were invited to imagine themselves as a graduating senior giving advice to a younger sibling

  39. Anderes to lead UW System fiscal and administrative affairs

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the appointment of Thomas K. Anderes as the System’s Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in higher education, Anderes is currently the senior vice president for administration and finance at Texas Tech

  40. Telfer recommended as UW-Whitewater chancellor

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Richard J. Telfer, interim chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been recommended as the institution’s next chancellor. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and the Board of Regents’ Special Committee for the UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search today announced the recommendation. The full board is expected to act on the recommendation in June. “With

  41. UW-Madison chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists who are being considered for the position of chancellor at UW-Madison. A 23-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Madison Professor Marsha Mailick Seltzer, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents

  42. Reilly recommends interim UW-Green Bay chancellor

    Green Bay native and alumnus brings decades of university experience

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today that he will recommend Dr. David J. Ward as the interim chancellor for UW-Green Bay. If approved by the UW System Board of Regents, Ward will step into the interim role on June 23, replacing Chancellor Bruce Shepard, who served as UW-Green

  43. UW-Parkside chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists who are being considered for the position of chancellor at UW-Parkside. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Parkside Professor Christine Evans, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents chaired

  44. UW-Green Bay Chancellor to take post in Washington

    Reilly praises Shepard’s accomplishments, moves to appoint search committee

    MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Chancellor Bruce Shepard today announced that he is the preferred candidate to become the next president of Western Washington University. If confirmed by Western’s board later this week, Shepard would step down as UW-Green Bay chancellor at the end of June—a post he has held since 2001. UW

  45. UW-Whitewater chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. —University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced five finalists who are being considered for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater. A 22-member search and screen committee, chaired by UW-Whitewater Professor Jimmy Peltier, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents chaired by

  46. Wisconsin advances in Lumina Foundation’s “Making Opportunity Affordable” grant process

    MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today that Wisconsin has advanced to the next phase of the “Making Opportunity Affordable” grant program, funded by the Lumina Foundation. The UW System is currently the lead entity for the statewide application process, working in partnership with the state’s technical colleges, private

  47. UW System accountability report shows progress

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

    UW System Kevin P. Reilly will hold briefing at state capitol The University of Wisconsin System met or partially met 19 of its 20 goals last year, according to the UW System’s annual accountability report, Achieving Excellence, announced UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today. “We believe that this is valuable information for university leaders,

  48. Regents, students agree on need for financial aid

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

    Reilly announces plan for statewide fundraising campaign The Board of Regents this month engaged student leaders in a discussion about priorities for the upcoming 2009-11 biennial budget. The Board will consider a full biennial budget proposal at its August meeting. “The theme of all of our priorities is state support for the UW System,” said

  49. UW-River Falls Chancellor takes post in Oklahoma

    Reilly praises Chancellor Don Betz, names interim leadership for campus

    MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-River Falls Chancellor Don Betz today announced that he will leave the campus at the end of June to become president of Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly today praised Betz for his effective leadership and announced plans to provide interim leadership for the

  50. UW System accountability report shows progress

    More students are completing degrees, and taking fewer credits to do so

    MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System met or partially met 19 of its 20 goals last year, according to its annual accountability report, Achieving Excellence. The new report will be presented by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents on Thursday. “Achieving Excellence provides objective data that illustrate the

  51. Statement from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on the passing of Regent Emeritus Milton McPike

    “Milt McPike committed his life to inspiring generations of Wisconsin students to enrich their lives and communities through education. He understood deeply the importance of access to quality education and the obligation to ensure a welcoming learning environment for all Wisconsin students. “As a member of the Board of Regents for nearly four years, his

  52. Statement from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly regarding the Board of Regents’ March 6 discussion on tuition and financial aid

    MADISON, Wis. –  “Yesterday, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took time out of their normal schedule to engage in a lengthy discussion about the future of public higher education. The idea was to put a variety of big ideas on the table, understand those ideas better, and apply that understanding to future

  53. Regents devote one-day meeting to strategic issues

    The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents met for a one-day meeting on March 6, devoting most of the discussion to broad discussions about two strategic issues – the future of tuition and financial aid policy at UW System campuses, and the role of the freshman-sophomore UW Colleges. No action was taken on either

  54. UW undergraduate students to showcase research in Capitol Rotunda

    MADISON, Wis. –More than 80 of the University of Wisconsin System’s best and brightest undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda this week to share original research findings with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni and supporters. The fifth annual “Posters in the Rotunda: A Celebration of Undergraduate Research,” will take place Wednesday from 10 a.m.

  55. UW System Regents to discuss strategic issues related to affordability and access

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will devote a one-day meeting next week to broad discussions about the future of public higher education. As part of the System’s strategic planning process, Regents will review tuition and financial aid policies and discuss the mission of System’s 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges. No

  56. UW System seeks comment on conduct rules

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System today invited public comment on recommended changes to state rules regarding student conduct and conduct on university property. The primary goal of the changes is to provide clearer guidelines for students, student affairs administrators, UW police officers, security personnel, employees and visitors. The process for reviewing two

  57. Statement on the NIU Tragedy

    By UW System President Kevin P. Reilly “On behalf of the University of Wisconsin System’s 26 campuses and 170,000 students, we extend our deepest condolences to the students, faculty, and staff at Northern Illinois University. Though many challenges lie ahead as our NIU colleagues begin the healing process, their Wisconsin neighbors join together in hoping

  58. UW-Parkside Chancellor Search Committee Named

    MADISON, Wis. –University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 19-member search committee to help identify a new chancellor for UW-Parkside. Chancellor John P. (Jack) Keating announced last month that he will step down in August 2008 after leading the campus for over 10 years. UW-Parkside, one of the UW System’s 11

  59. Regents urged to stay vigilant in a financially unsure time

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

    The Regents began their second day with a report from Regent President Mark Bradley, in which he reflected on items about higher education and the economy from Gov. Doyle’s State of the State address. Calling the current climate in Wisconsin “financially unsure,” Bradley urged the Regents to remain active and vigilant in the days ahead.

  60. President Reilly unveils Growth Agenda Action Steps

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

    UW System President Kevin P. Reilly commenced the year’s first Board of Regents meeting with a sampling of proposed initiatives aimed at strategically framing the UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin. “The Growth Agenda remains our main focus and our top priority,” said Reilly. “It is what we all believe we need to do for

  61. UW System President presents Growth Agenda Action Steps to Regents

    Strategic planning process produces broad framework and specific actions

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Kevin P. Reilly today presented ten proposed initiatives that will support the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin – the university’s effort to produce more college graduates, stimulate job creation and strengthen Wisconsin communities. The ideas grow out of an ongoing strategic planning process that gathered input through seven “Think

  62. 2008 Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award Recipients Announced

    MADISON, Wis—Four University of Wisconsin System students will receive this year’s Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Awards, recognizing outstanding scholarship and community service. Tyrus S. Cartwright of UW-Madison is a first-generation college student who is expected to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in December ’08. His community service includes membership in the

  63. UW-Parkside chancellor to step down in August

    After 10 years of leadership, Keating will leave the campus on a solid foundation

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    KENOSHA, Wis. – Chancellor John P. (Jack) Keating, the fifth chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, announced today that he will step down in August 2008 after leading the campus for more than a decade. Keating shared this news with UW-Parkside faculty and staff at the campus’ spring semester convocation, explaining that this is the

  64. UW-Madison Chancellor Search Committee Named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 23-member search committee to help identify a new chancellor for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Chancellor John D. Wiley announced that he will step down in September 2008 after leading the institution since 2001. UW-Madison, the oldest and largest campus in the

  65. Statement from UW System President Kevin P. Reilly on the passing of Governor Lee S. Dreyfus

    ” Wisconsin has lost a great leader and educational pioneer with the passing of Governor Lee Dreyfus. Few people have made such varied and lasting contributions to the University of Wisconsin System and the State of Wisconsin . “As general manager of WHA-TV, Governor Dreyfus embraced the role of technology in extending the university’s reach