1. Message from President Reilly on today’s Governor’s Executive Order

    Dear Regents, Chancellors, and UW Colleagues, I want you to know that later this morning Governor Walker will issue an Executive Order requiring that all University of Wisconsin System employees report instances of child abuse or neglect to the police or to a local child protective services agency. I will be joining the Governor and the

  2. UW System maintains need to reconsider allocation of state budget lapse

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

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly told the Board of Regents on Friday that efforts are ongoing to make the case for a reevaluation of UW’s disproportionate share of the state budget lapse. Reilly reminded the Board that this proposed lapse for UW amounts to a loss of $65.6 million over

  3. UW-Madison Interim Chancellor says joint stewardship of higher education is needed to face challenges

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

    MADISON – Public universities need to develop a new strategy to remain competitive and advance their vision, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s David Ward told the UW System Board of Regents on Thursday. The Interim Chancellor told the Board that a “joint stewardship” between the University’s governing board, faculty, staff, students, and legislative interests is what’s called

  4. Agriculture funding to benefit 3 UW institutions, students

    MADISON – Three University of Wisconsin System universities will benefit from new funding included in the fiscal year 2012 Agriculture Appropriations bill. U.S. Senator Herb Kohl, Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee, led efforts to secure $4.5 million in funding to provide new competitive grants for colleges of agriculture and natural resources that are

  5. UW leaders discuss impact of potential new budget cuts at Senate Committee hearing

    The Senate Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education Committee met on Nov. 15 for a special hearing where UW leaders from around the state, joined by leaders from the business community, had a chance to discuss the impact of potential new budget cuts. Here’s a streaming video archive from Wisconsin Eye of the hearing in its entirety: http://www.wiseye.org/videoplayer/vp.html?sid=7280

  6. Message to all faculty, staff, and students regarding budget lapse

    Dear Faculty, Staff, and Student Colleagues, These are difficult economic times, and we face many challenges in our efforts to preserve broad access to a high-quality college education and continue groundbreaking research on behalf of Wisconsin citizens. I want to provide you with up-to-date information about the latest issues – new state budget reductions –

  7. Alliant Energy Foundation and UW System recognize outstanding teachers and students

    MADISON – The Alliant Energy Foundation and the University of Wisconsin System recognized the outstanding achievements of two UW System students and four UW System teachers in an Oct. 21 awards presentation in Madison. The Alliant Energy Foundation and the UW System presented two students with the 2011 Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement

  8. UW System Statement about 2011-13 Budget Lapse

    The UW System learned late on Friday (Oct. 14) that all of our colleges, universities, and extension networks could lose $46 million in state taxpayer support during fiscal year 2011-12, plus an additional $19.6 million next fiscal year. The 2011-13 State Budget provided for $174.3 million of “lapses” in state GPR funding, requiring state agencies

  9. Board of Regents considers redefining its roles and responsibilities

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

    GREEN BAY – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Michael Spector told the Board on Friday that it is timely to reconsider, and perhaps redefine, the role of the Board of Regents in the System. “Simply stated, what do we see as our core responsibilities, in light of present-day fiscal and other realities? 

  10. Regents learn about UW-Green Bay’’s “Deep Roots and Strong Wings”

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

    GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay has “deep roots and strong wings,” said Chancellor Thomas Harden, in welcoming the Board of Regents on campus Thursday. Those deep roots provide a “sense of belonging that can’t be disrupted, allow an individual to stand even during adversity, makes a secure environment for growth and learning,

  11. UW-Madison Interim Chancellor’s appointment extended

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly announced today that he is extending UW-Madison Chancellor David Ward’s interim appointment to two years. “This is a great testament to Chancellor Ward’s leadership capabilities,” Reilly said. “He’s clearly made a very positive impression in a short amount of time.” Ward agreed in June to

  12. Board endorses UW System’’s plans for change

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents September Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has unanimously approved broad organizational changes in the UW System, giving chancellors new leadership roles and altering the relationship between institutions and the System’s central administration. At Thursday’s meeting of the full Board, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly told Regents that the changes will

  13. Changes will make UW System more nimble

    New leadership roles for Chancellors, faster approval for degree programs

    MADISON, Wis. – Building on major new flexibilities provided in the state’s 2011-13 biennial budget, University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly is proposing significant organizational changes to the system’s central office and its relationship to the UW institutions. Reilly’s plan, which will be discussed at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting, calls for UW

  14. Regents present Academic Staff Awards for Excellence

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

    MADISON – 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 2011 recipients are: Joseph Abhold, Director of Counseling Center, UW-Oshkosh; Alfonso Gutierrez, Director of the UW Radio Frequency Identification

  15. Board approves 5.5% tuition increase to help maintain quality education in face of budget cuts

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

    MADISON – As part of approving a $5.6-billion annual operating budget, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved by an 11-4 vote a 5.5% average tuition increase for resident undergraduates at the UW System’s four-year campuses. The same 5.5% tuition increase was also approved for the 13 freshman-sophomore UW Colleges – the

  16. UW Regents to take up annual budget and tuition

    Updated August 10, 2011 – Editor’s Note: Final paragraph reflects verified figures from the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars. MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will review an operating budget and consider new tuition rates for the 2011-12 academic year this week. Faced with $250 million in reduced taxpayer support over

  17. Regents to honor winners of 2011 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 July 15 in Madison. This is the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2011 recipients, including two individuals and one program, are: Joseph Abhold, Director of

  18. Johnson Controls teams up with UW in energy storage research

    Johnson Controls, Inc., the world’s leading automotive battery supplier, is helping to position Wisconsin as a worldwide leader in energy storage. The company todayannounced it is endowing a professorship, research labs and graduate studies in energy storage at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. “Between our scientists and the talented UW students,

  19. Ward appointed interim UW-Madison chancellor

    Former UW chancellor served as head of American Council on Education

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced thatChancellor Emeritus David Ward has agreed to serve as UW-Madison’s Interim Chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Carolyn “Biddy” Martin. Ward’s appointment will take effect on July 18. Martin announced on June 14 that she is leaving the university to become the

  20. UW System statement on Legislative budget action

    MADISON, Wis. – June 16, 2011 – With the Senate’s vote today, the budget bill awaiting Governor Walker’s signature offers significant leadership flexibilities for all University of Wisconsin System institutions. The two-year budget reduces taxpayer support for UW institutions by $250 million, but it includes long-sought statutory changes in budgeting, financial management, personnel, and other

  21. UW System Board of Regents announces new leadership

    MADISON – Regent Michael J. Spector has been elected the new President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. Spector, who had served as Board Vice President for the last two years, was elected by a unanimous vote of the Board. He succeeds Charles Pruitt in the position. Regent Mark Bradley of Wausau,

  22. Regents recognize 2011 winners of Teaching Excellence Awards

    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 two professors and one academic program for their outstanding career achievements in teaching, as they bestowed the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The 2011 recipients of the Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are: Craig Berg, Professor

  23. Statement by UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents

    A clarification of yesterday's budget discussion regarding undocumented students

    “I think it’s important to revisit part of our Budget discussion yesterday, as it pertains to undocumented students. This is a very complex topic, and I worry that some people might misinterpret the discussion yesterday about changes in the law and how our universities and colleges will comply with those changes. “In the last biennial

  24. Regents discuss budget challenges, flexibilities, and UWM’s ‘powerful ideas’

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

    MILWAUKEE – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly told the Board of Regents Thursday that the new leadership flexibilities proposed for all UW institutions are “the most significant set of changes we’ve seen in the UW System since it was created 40 years ago.” “Gov. Walker showed us that he is willing to

  25. Message from UW System Leadership Regarding JFC Budget Action

    Dear UW System Colleagues, Late Friday, the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee (JFC) completed its work on the proposed 2011-13 biennial budget bill, including provisions related to the University of Wisconsin System. Keeping with the budget proposal submitted by Governor Walker, the committee approved a $250-million reduction in state taxpayer support for UW System over the

  26. UW System statement on JFC budget action

    The legislature’s Joint Finance Committee took action today on the University of Wisconsin System’s 2011-13 biennial budget, approving a $250-million reduction in state taxpayer support. At the same time, committee members preserved a unified UW System while providing all UW institutions with new leadership flexibilities in budgeting, financial management, personnel, and purchasing, as well as

  27. UW leaders reiterate united call for flexibility

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System leaders from across the state today renewed their united call for new leadership flexibility in an . As the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance prepares to take up the UW System budget for 2011-13, the chancellors and deans joined UW System President Kevin P. Reilly in calling for statutory

  28. Regents to honor outstanding UW System teachers

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor two professors and one academic department/program for their outstanding career achievements in teaching, when they bestow the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff on June 10. The 2011 recipients of the 19th annual Regents Teaching Excellence

  29. Lovell recommended as UW-Milwaukee Chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Michael Lovell, former Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, has been recommended as that university’s next Chancellor. Lovell has served as Interim Chancellor since October 2010. University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board

  30. “Encore” UW President’s Summit to share best practices in teaching and learning

    Madison, Wis. – Over 300 University of Wisconsin System faculty and staff will share best practices in teaching and learning at a two-day “encore” event this week. The UW System is holding its second annual President’s Summit on Excellence in Teaching and Learning on April 14 and 15 at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s

  31. Regents’ discussions underscore importance of flexibilities and accountability

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

    PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin System met or partially met its goals on 18 of 22 indicators used to track its higher education performance for 2010-11, the Board of Directors was told Friday. “For our external stakeholders – including legislators, donors, and other people who care about our university’s performance – we offer a

  32. UW System presents detailed report on Wisconsin Idea Partnership

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

    PLATTEVILLE – Amid continued concerns about separating UW-Madison from the UW System, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly reiterated the advantages offered by the proposed Wisconsin Idea Partnership (WIP) at a meeting Thursday of the Board of Regents, hosted by UW-Platteville. With the UW System facing a $250-million cut under the proposed 2011-13 biennial state

  33. UW students to exhibit research in Capitol

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

    MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 150 University of Wisconsin System undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda this week to share their original research with legislators and other state leaders. The eighth annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event takes place on Wednesday, April 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., involving students and faculty advisers from

  34. Message to all UW System Faculty, Staff, and Student Government Leaders

    State Budget and the Wisconsin Idea Partnership

    To All UW System Faculty, Staff, and Student Government Leaders: As part of the biennial budget process, I testified before the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance last Thursday, joined by Chancellors from several institutions. In my remarks to the legislators, I stressed the significant challenges posed by  in reduced taxpayer support for UW institutions and

  35. Wachter recommended as UW-Superior Chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Renée Wachter, Dean of the School of Business at Truman State University, has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Superior. 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 board

  36. UW leaders praise campus capital investments

    MADISON, Wis. – The State Building Commission today approved Governor Scott Walker’s recommendations for the 2011-13 Capital Budget. The budget provides long-term investments in new University of Wisconsin System facilities that will enhance teaching, research, and student life across the state. “This is an excellent Capital Budget that represents a strong partnership between the UW

  37. “Wisconsin Idea Partnership” proposes flexibility for all campuses

    Facing $250 million in cuts, UW institutions need tools to sustain quality and access

    MADISON, Wis. – Faced with the challenge of trimming budgets by more than $250 million over the next two years, all University of Wisconsin System institutions need new managerial flexibilities to preserve educational quality and maintain broad college access. The UW Board of Regents today officially endorsed a new proposal – the Wisconsin Idea Partnership

  38. Board of Regents shows strong support for Wisconsin Idea Partnership

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting News Summary

    MADISON –The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday endorsed a new proposal – the Wisconsin Idea Partnership – that would extend managerial flexibilities to all UW institutions while maintaining a unified system. With the UW System facing a , System President Kevin P. Reilly told Regents that the new proposal provides Gov.

  39. UW-Milwaukee chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Milwaukee. A search and screen committee, chaired by Distinguished Professor Mark D. Schwartz from UW-Milwaukee’s Geography Department and current chair of UWM’s University Committee, recommended the slate of finalists to Reilly and a special

  40. University of Wisconsin leaders assess budget impact

    Major financial challenges and restructuring would affect all 182,000 students

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin leaders today responded to Governor Scott Walker’s proposed 2011-13 biennial budget, saying that $250 million in budget cuts for UW campuses will affect students, faculty, staff, and local communities all across the state. UW System Institution Proposed GPR Cut UW-Madison                      $125 million (13% reduction) UW System Administration $4.8 million

  41. UW-Superior chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Superior. A 19-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor Martha Einerson from the UW-Superior Department of Communicating Arts, recommended the slate of finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System

  42. Board holds special session to address proposed separation of UW-Madison from the System

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Special Meeting News Summary

    MADISON –The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents convened in a special session Friday to discuss for the first time a new proposal that could provide UW-Madison with “public authority” status. The proposed separation of UW-Madison from the UW System is expected to be included as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s 2011-13 budget plan

  43. UW System reiterates need for increased flexibilities

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

    MADISON – At Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, the University of Wisconsin System reiterated the vital need for the UW campuses to have increased management flexibilities that will allow more efficient use of limited resources, and provide for campuses to respond nimbly to emerging needs. The renewed call for flexibilities came in advance of the

  44. Message to all UW System Faculty and Staff Regarding Budget Repair Bill

    UW Colleagues, Today, you received a message from Governor Scott Walker about the Budget Repair Bill he will introduce, addressing the State’s budget shortfall in FY 2010-11. Along with many other significant provisions, the bill will include a number of changes to fringe benefits provided to State and UW employees. These proposed changes to health

  45. “News from around the UW System”

    Kevin P. Reilly, President, University of Wisconsin System

    Speaking of news, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System… First, I’d like to remind the Board of a special event coming up – the “Civility in Everyday Life Workshop.”  UW-Oshkosh is preparing to host this special UW System conference on Feb. 24 and 25.  Our thanks to Chancellor Rick Wells

  46. Need-based aid key to keeping college affordable and accessible

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

    MADISON – Contrary to popular perception, the average net price that students pay for college tuition and fees is actually less today than it was five or even 10 years ago. However, that does not mean that college is necessarily more affordable for today’s college students, independent higher education analyst Sandy Baum told the University

  47. UW System reiterates need for increased flexibilities

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February Meeting

    MADISON – At Friday’s Board of Regents meeting, the University of Wisconsin System reiterated the vital need for the UW campuses to have increased management flexibilities that will allow more efficient use of limited resources, and provide for campuses to respond nimbly to emerging needs. The renewed call for flexibilities came in advance of the

  48. Need-based aid key to keeping college affordable and accessible

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents February Meeting

    MADISON – Contrary to popular perception, the average net price that students pay for college tuition and fees is actually less today than it was five or even 10 years ago. However, that does not mean that college is necessarily more affordable for today’s college students, independent higher education analyst Sandy Baum told the University

  49. Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the third annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards on February 11 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