1. Alumni satisfaction an endorsement of UW

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

    MADISON – Eleven University of Wisconsin four-year campuses took part in a recent survey of young alumni that was conducted by the American Council on Education, and the UW System Board of Regents heard the results on Friday. “What I’m about to give you is complete and unambiguous good news,” said Terry Hartle, Senior Vice

  2. Survey shows young alumni are satisfied with UW experience

    Graduates are well prepared, and they believe that college is worth the time and money

    MADISON, Wis. – Young alumni think highly of their University of Wisconsin System alma maters, and most believe that college has prepared them with the knowledge and skills they need. Eleven of UW System’s four-year universities recently participated in a national survey of young alumni, ages 25-39, conducted by the American Council on Education (ACE).

  3. “News from around the UW System” – Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President University of Wisconsin System

    Plenty of positive things have been happening at our institutions, of course, and at this time, I’d like to share some other news from around the UW System… Starting right here at UW-Madison … I’m pleased to share the news that UW-Madison associate professor of soil science Teri Balser has been named the U.S. Professor

  4. UW-Madison’s ties with China growing

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

    MADISON, Wis. –University of Wisconsin-Madison’s growing relationship with China promises benefits for students, the university, and the State of Wisconsin, Chancellor Biddy Martin told the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday. In building stronger ties with China, “We have multiple aims,” Martin said, including “improving the quality of the education we offer … by

  5. UW System enrollment reaches new high, nearing 182,000

    Public universities continue productivity gains while managing financial challenges

    MADISON, Wis. – With almost 182,000 students at 26 campuses, the University of Wisconsin System set a new enrollment record this year, according to preliminary Fall 2010 data. For the academic year that began in September, UW System campuses reported 181,782 students – an increase of 2,873 over the previous year’s final enrollments, and an

  6. Joint Statement Regarding Civility

    This fall, a number of our University of Wisconsin System campuses and surrounding communities have experienced incidents of violence and intolerance. Classmates, colleagues, and neighbors have been the targets of threatening graffiti, vandalism, harassment, bullying, intimidation, and physical assault. Some were evidently targeted because of prejudice against their particular race, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity,

  7. UW Colleges and UW-Extension chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced six finalists for the position of chancellor at UW Colleges and UW-Extension. A 23-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor Christine Kniep, Family Living, Winnebago County, UW-Extension, recommended the slate of finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW

  8. Cross recommended as Chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension

    MADISON, Wis. – Raymond Cross, President of Morrisville (N.Y.) State College, has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and the University of Wisconsin-Extension. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents announced their recommendation today.  Following action by the full

  9. UW System eCampus Increases Access to Quality Online Education

    New Website launched during National Distance Learning Week

    MADISON, Wis. – As part of a strategic effort to grow the number of degree holders in the state, the University of Wisconsin System today announced the launch of the UW System eCampus, a new website that provides greater access to online education. The announcement comes during National Distance Learning Week, a week dedicated to

  10. New Education Portal guides veterans to success

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the Wisconsin Technical College System have launched a new Veterans Wisconsin Education Portal to help veterans make the transition from military service to college life. The site (www.veterans.wisconsin.edu) guides Wisconsin veterans toward finding the right fit among Wisconsin’s public colleges and universities. With

  11. Governor-elect Walker calls on UW’s ‘innovation and creativity’

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents News Summary

    MADISON –Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday that he will be calling on the “innovation and creativity” of UW to help the state face the serious challenges that lie ahead. “Great challenges bring great opportunities,” Walker said, appearing before the Board two days after his election

  12. Alliant Energy’s Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards honor exceptional UW System instructors

    MADISON – Four members of the University of Wisconsin System’s teaching faculty have earned the 2010 Alliant Energy Underkofler Excellence in Teaching Awards for their outstanding commitment to student success. The annual awards go to four teachers from UW System campuses located within the Alliant Energy service area. This year’s recipients are: Christina Curras, associate

  13. UW-Milwaukee chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 25-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago. Reilly appointed 13 UW-Milwaukee faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff member, and two students to the committee. They are joined by one campus

  14. Collaboration benefits higher education and business community

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

    OSHKOSH – Two regional organizations from Northeast Wisconsin came before the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday to showcase the broad benefits of collaboration between higher education and the business community. The close partnership between New North, Inc., the Northeast Wisconsin Educational Resource Alliance (NEW ERA), and UW-Oshkosh is promoting job growth,

  15. News from around the UW System – Remarks to the Board of Regents

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    I’d like to share some news from around the UW System. We’ll start right here at UW-Oshkosh. Last month, the campus celebrated the official groundbreaking for the nation’s first commercial-scale dry fermentation anaerobic biodigester.  In plain English, this state-of-the-art facility will turn about 8,000 tons of organic bio-waste, generated each year by the campus and

  16. UW System engaged in reducing achievement gaps

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

    OSHKOSH, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System’s participation in the national Access to Success initiative aims to narrow the persistent achievement gaps between students from underrepresented populations and white students, the Board of Regents heard Thursday. While current data shows that students of color and those from lower-income families do not either enroll in

  17. UW System and WiSys announce R&D project funding

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System and the WiSys Technology Foundation announced today that six research and development projects with budgets totaling approximately $500,000 have been approved for funding through the Wisconsin Small Company Advancement Program (WiSCAP). WiSCAP projects are intended to connect the research and development needs of small companies in the state

  18. UW System receives Lumina Foundation grant to expand prior learning assessments for adult students

    MADISON, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin System is expanding its Prior Learning Assessment programming, with the support of an $800,000, four-year grant from Lumina Foundation for Education. Prior Learning Assessment, which is already used in different forms across the UW System, measures the learning a student may have attained outside the classroom through corporate training,

  19. Stafford appointed as UW System’s general counsel

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the appointment of Tomas L. Stafford as the System’s General Counsel. Stafford currently serves as Interim Deputy General Counsel, having worked as a UW System attorney for 10 years. He has represented the university before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and the U.S. Bankruptcy

  20. Lovell appointed interim UW-Milwaukee chancellor

    Engineering dean is prepared to provide steady leadership, oversee key projects

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today that Michael R. Lovell has agreed to serve as UW-Milwaukee’s Interim Chancellor. Lovell, Dean of the UWM’s College of Engineering and Applied Science since 2008, will step into the new role next month following the departure of Chancellor Carlos Santiago. After consulting

  21. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

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

    MADISON, Wis.  – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored two professors and one academic department as winners of the Regents’ 18th annual Teaching Excellence Awards on Friday.  The awards are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its faculty and academic staff for outstanding career achievements in teaching. Regent Danae

  22. Board of Regents urges State investment in expanded research, more students

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is seeking reinvestment from the state to help increase the number of college graduates in the state and to propel creation of more better-paying jobs. At a Board of Regents meeting Thursday in Madison, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly reiterated that the UW System is cognizant of

  23. UW System statement: Chancellor Santiago Leaving UWM

    Reilly praises research growth, continued access under Santiago’s leadership

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Chancellor Carlos Santiago today announced his plans to leave the campus in October to become CEO of the Hispanic College Fund, a nonprofit organization in Washington, DC.  Santiago has served as UWM’s leader since July 2004, spearheading a renewed emphasis on the institution’s research mission. UW System President Kevin

  24. Regents to honor outstanding UW System teachers

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has announced the recipients of the Regents’ 18th annual Teaching Excellence Awards.  On Aug. 20, two professors and one academic department will receive the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its faculty and academic staff for outstanding career achievements in teaching. The

  25. UW System Board developing biennial budget to move state forward

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Special Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – The budget request being developed by the University of Wisconsin System for the 2011-13 biennium is designed to help the university pull the state out of the current recession, Senior Vice President Michael Morgan told the Board of Regents Friday. The UW System Board of Regents convened a special discussion-only meeting Friday to

  26. Morgan to lead UW administration and fiscal affairs

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced the appointment of Michael L. Morgan as the System’s Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs. With more than 20 years of public sector experience, Morgan has served as Secretary of Wisconsin’s Department of Administration since 2007, after four years leading

  27. Boosting Entrepreneurship Education in UW System Campuses

    WiSys Technology Foundation and the UW-Madison Office of Corporate Relations will collaborate to advance entrepreneurship education at UW System comprehensive campuses MADISON – Entrepreneurs across the University of Wisconsin will have access to Web-based educational resources in 2011. The entrepreneurship resources are the result of a dynamic partnership between the WiSys Technology Foundation and UW-Madison’s

  28. UW System Good News – Remarks to the Board of Regents

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

    It’s at about this time that I generally like to share other news from around the UW System.  I know we are very, very busy with a lot of other things now, but I think this offers a reminder of what we’re all about – not just a bunch of numbers! UW-Superior has renamed its

  29. Regents recognize 2010 recipients of Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

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

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence, the highest recognition bestowed on members of the UW System’s academic staff. The 2010 recipients are: Dale Braun, Campus Planner, Integrated Planning, UW-River Falls; Lynn Freeman, Director of Academic Advising, UW-Oshkosh; and

  30. Board calls for 5.5% tuition increase at UW System’s four-year institutions, tuition freeze at UW Colleges

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

    MILWAUKEE – As part of approving a $5.59 billion annual operating budget, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved a 5.5% average tuition increase for resident undergraduates at the UW System’s four-year campuses. The Board also approved a tuition freeze for the fourth straight year for the UW Colleges. In recommending

  31. UW Regents to approve budget, set tuition

    Proposal extends tuition freeze at 13 UW Colleges for fourth consecutive year Grants available to offset increases for low- and middle-income students MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will approve an operating budget and set tuition rates for the 2010-11 academic year this week in Milwaukee. In the second year of

  32. UW System recommends policy managing textbook costs for students

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System students will benefit from a variety of measures to control textbook costs under a new policy being considered by the Board of Regents next week. “Ensuring that textbooks are affordable for all students has been a high priority of the Board of Regents for many years,” said Regent

  33. Regents to honor winners of 2010 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

    MADISON, Wis. —The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence June 11 in Milwaukee. This is the highest recognition bestowed on members of the UW System’s academic staff. The 2010 recipients, including two individuals and one program, are: Dale Braun, Campus Planner, Integrated

  34. UW System honors students for essays on value of liberal education

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced three undergraduate student winners of the fifth annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition.  The competition, which was established to support and promote liberal education throughout the state’s public university system, invited students to discuss the transformative nature of their educations by

  35. UW-Superior chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 20-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Superior Chancellor Julius Erlenbach, who last month announced his plans to retire in August. Reilly appointed 11 UW-Superior faculty members, two academic staff members, one classified staff

  36. UW System leaders salute Congressman Obey

    MADISON, Wis. – At today’s meeting of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, UW leaders paid tribute to U.S. Rep. David Obey of Wisconsin’s seventh district. Obey announced yesterday that he will not seek re-election and will step down after 41 years of service. Regent President Charles Pruitt of Milwaukee called Obey “a

  37. Expert tells Board that new ways of thinking about budgets are necessary

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents News Summary

    MADISON – The current funding model for higher education is no longer sustainable and universities must adapt, an education expert told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Thursday. Ellen Chaffee, a senior fellow with the Association of Governing Boards (AGB) and director of AGB’s Lumina project on Governance for Student Success, led a

  38. Patterson recommended as UW-Stevens Point Chancellor

    Patterson

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Bernie L. Patterson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Oklahoma City University, has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents announced their recommendation today.  Following action by

  39. UW accountability report shows rise in graduates

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

    MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System today released its annual accountability report, “Investing in Wisconsin’s Future,” which will be presented to the Board of Regents on Thursday. “Recently, we announced a long-range plan to increase the number of college degree-holders in the state by 30 percent over the next 15 years. Those are

  40. UW students to exhibit research in Capitol

    Hands-on work with professors enhances student success, improves scientific research

    MADISON, Wis. — More than 100 University of Wisconsin System undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda next week to share their original research with legislators and other state leaders The seventh annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event will take place on Wednesday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., involving students and faculty

  41. UW System honors recipient of Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the winner of the 2010 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People, an annual honor given to a UW faculty or staff member, or UW student, to recognize that individual’s contributions within the UW System on behalf of LGBTQ communities.

  42. Board of Regents show support for Wisconsin Covenant

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

    FOND DU LAC – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents gave unanimous approval Friday to a resolution supporting the UW System Wisconsin Covenant Scholars Package. “Clearly, the Covenant dovetails with the UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin, and its goal to increase the number of baccalaureate degree-holders in the state. The Wisconsin Covenant

  43. UW System targets increasing the number of Wisconsin residents with college degrees

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

    FOND DU LAC – The University of Wisconsin System is launching a long-range plan to increase the number of college degree-holders in the state by 30 percent over the next 15 years. Addressing the Board of Regents, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly called the plan “an opportunity to create a more educated citizenry that

  44. UW System aims to provide More Graduates for Wisconsin

    Steady growth to result in 80,000 more UW degrees issued over next 15 years

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is working to boost the number of college graduates over the next 15 years, aiming for a future where half of all Wisconsin adults have a college degree. The new goals are part of UW System’s Growth Agenda for Wisconsin – a long-range plan to move the

  45. UW-Stevens Point chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced six finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Stevens Point. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor Neil Heywood from the UW-Stevens Point Geography and Geology department, recommended the slate of finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the

  46. UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 16 winners of the 2010 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 15th annual Outstanding Women of Color in

  47. Shields recommended as UW-Platteville Chancellor

    Dennis Shields

    MADISON, Wis. —.Dennis Shields, Acting Vice President for Student Affairs at the City College of New York – City University of New York, has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents announced their recommendation

  48. UW Colleges and UW-Extension chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 23-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor David Wilson, who has accepted an appointment as the next president of Morgan State University in Baltimore. Reilly appointed 12 faculty members, two academic staff

  49. UW-Platteville chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Platteville. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor D. Joanne Wilson of UW-Platteville’s General Engineering department, recommended the finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents

  50. Regents recognize winners of Diversity Awards

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the second annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards at its meeting on Friday. The award program was established to recognize and support efforts to foster access and success in university life for historically underrepresented populations. Regent José Vásquez, who chaired the selection committee,

  51. UW System to develop strategies for economic recovery and renewal

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

    MADISON – As the country’s focus turns to economic recovery, Regent President Charles Pruitt told the Board of Regents Thursday that the time is right for the University of Wisconsin System to revisit the Growth Agenda for Wisconsin, the university’s strategic plan to increase the number of college graduates, create more well-paying jobs, and strengthen

  52. 2010 Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award recipient announced

    MADISON, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin-Madison engineering graduate has been named the recipient of this year’s Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis Jr. Achievement Award, recognizing outstanding scholarship and community service. Solomon Adenle, who received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in December 2009, will be presented with the award and $1,000 on Feb.

  53. Interim UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today that Dr. Marv Van Kekerix has agreed to serve as Interim Chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension, effective July 1, subject to approval by the UW System Board of Regents next month. On Dec. 4, UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor David Wilson

  54. Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the second annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards on February 5 in Madison. The awards program was established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for

  55. Regents approve capital projects at UW-Milwaukee

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved three capital projects at UW-Milwaukee as part of a broader initiative to support the institution’s research activities and to reinforce its impact as an economic driver in the state. The approved projects include: The Kenwood Integrated Research Complex (Phase one); The