1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. Patterson recommended as UW-Stevens Point Chancellor


    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 […]

  6. 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 […]