1. UW System congratulates new WTCS president Morna Foy

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly issued the following statement in response to Morna Foy being named the new president of the Wisconsin Technical College System: “At a time when there is growing demand for Wisconsin’s institutions of higher learning to help boost economic growth, Morna’s background and leadership capabilities will

  2. Rose Bowl coaching compensation approved

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Madison Athletic Director Barry Alvarez will receive additional compensation of $118,500 for taking on Rose Bowl coaching responsibilities, under a plan approved by the Executive Committee of the UW System Board of Regents today. The funds will come from former coach Bret Bielema’s $1-million contract buy-out, to be paid to

  3. “News from Around the UW System”

    December 7, 2012 - Report by President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents

    At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System… Last month, UW System announced that UW-La Crosse will lead the development of a new “massive open online course” – or MOOC – at the developmental math level, with a $50,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. About one-in-five

  4. Board of Regents approve new personnel systems for UW

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents officially voted Friday to approve two new university personnel systems that will give the Board administrative authority for all UW System employees. Development of the new personnel systems – one for UW-Madison employees and the other a separate system for all other UW System employees

  5. Regents recommend approval of new university personnel systems

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

    MADISON – A University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents committee is recommending approval of new university personnel systems that will give the Board administrative authority for all UW System employees for the first time. The Business, Finance and Audit Committee voted unanimously on Thursday to forward the recommendation for a full Board vote on

  6. Higher education supports recommendations of Financial Aid Commission

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (WAICU), the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and the College of Menominee Nation (CMN) joined together today in support of recommendations made by the Commission on Financial Aid Consolidation and Modernization. The report, issued Monday by the Higher Educational

  7. UW System unveils first Flexible Option degree programs

    Students will demonstrate competency based on variety of learning experiences

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced today the first degree programs that will be offered under its innovative UW Flexible Option starting in Fall 2013. The UW System is expected to be the first public university system in the nation to offer this kind of competency-based, self-paced learning option. The UW Flexible

  8. University of Wisconsin-La Crosse to develop math MOOC to boost college readiness and success

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System officials today announced that UW-La Crosse will lead the development of a new “massive open online course” – MOOC – at the developmental math level, with a $50,000 grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Once developed, the free online course, available to everyone, has the potential

  9. Workforce gaps create new challenges for higher education – News Summary

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November Meeting News Summary

    MADISON, Wis. – The economic purposes of higher education are both crucial and growing in American society, an expert on higher education and economic development told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Thursday. “If higher education institutions don’t provide people with the skills required to get and keep a job, it’s pretty

  10. John and Tashia Morgridge honored by Regents for their distinguished service to UW System

    Madison, Wis. – The Board of Regents will honor John and Tashia Morgridge on Thursday with its inaugural Regents’ Award for Distinguished Service to the University of Wisconsin System. The award will be presented at the Board’s regular meeting in Madison. The Morgridges, both UW-Madison alumni, will be recognized for their extraordinary commitment and dedication

  11. 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 one UW System student and four UW System teachers at an Oct. 12 awards presentation in Madison. The Alliant Energy Foundation and the UW System presented a UW-Madison student with the 2012 Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic

  12. UW System Response to “Be Bold 2”

    MADISON, Wis. – Oct. 9, 2012 – Competitive Wisconsin, Inc. (CWI) today released a study of the state’s workforce needs, undertaken in partnership with ManpowerGroup. University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly released the following response to that study, “Be Bold 2: Growing Wisconsin’s Talent Pool.” “We appreciate Competitive Wisconsin’s strategic analysis of the

  13. Regents get early look at Fall 2012 enrollments and graduation trends

    Multiple factors contribute to minor drop in system-wide enrollment

    MENOMONIE, Wis. – Despite unsettled economic conditions and demographic trends that result in  declining numbers of high school graduates, the University of Wisconsin System sustained only a slight dip in enrollment for Fall 2012, the Board of Regents heard Friday. Comparing preliminary fall enrollments to last year’s final numbers, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly

  14. “News from Around the UW System”

    October 5, 2012 - Report by President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents

    At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System… The Wisconsin Library Association has named the Cofrin Library at UW-Green Bay the 2012 state library of the year. In making the announcement, the library association noted: “UW-Green Bay’s founding Chancellor, Edward Weidner, placed the Cofrin Library at the physical center

  15. Regents discuss importance of athletics oversight, learn more about UW-Stout’s economic impact

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

    MENOMONIE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents considered new expanded reporting procedures for athletics programs at UW System institutions, at the Board’s meeting Thursday at UW-Stout. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly told Regents that it is a “strong priority” to uphold the integrity of UW’s athletics programs, “preserving public trust

  16. UW-Madison 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-Madison Interim Chancellor David Ward, who has served since July 2011. Reilly appointed 13 UW-Madison faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members, two students, and one campus

  17. Regents recognize 2012 winners of Teaching Excellence Awards

    MADISON – 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 2012 recipients of the 20th annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are: Donald

  18. “News from Around the UW System”

    August 24, 2012 - Report by President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents

    At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System … We can kick things off by noting that the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference – known as WIAC – will be celebrating its centennial anniversary this year. Particularly at a time when the highest levels of college athletics seem to have

  19. University of Wisconsin System’s budget request will help the university boost economic growth in the state

    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 power its contribution to workforce development and economic growth. Noting that Wisconsin’s fiscal condition has begun showing signs of improvement and state revenues should be stronger, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly reiterated to the Board of Regents Thursday that

  20. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor two professors and one academic program for their outstanding achievements in teaching, when they bestow the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff on Aug. 24. The 2012 recipients of the 20th annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards are:

  21. Regents to discuss annual accountability reports and biennial budget request

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will review the System’s annual performance and discuss funding needs for the 2013-15 budget cycle at Thursday’s meeting in Madison. This will mark System’s 18th annual accountability report, addressing a broad range of performance measures. Regents will also review two new accountability reports that

  22. UW System statement: WTCS President Dan Clancy announces retirement

    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Technical College System President Dan Clancy announced on Monday that he will step down in September 2012. University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly praised Clancy for his many accomplishments over the years. “President Clancy has been a terrific partner to work with. He’s a person of high integrity and

  23. Governor Walker and UW System Announce Revolutionary Online Degree Model

    UW Flexible Degree will substantially lower tuition costs and personalize learning For more, see: http://www.uwex.edu/news/read/2012/6/Governor_Walker_and_UW_System_Announce_Revolutionary_Online_Degree_Model http://walker.wi.gov/newsroom/press-release/governor-walker-and-uw-system-announce-revolutionary-online-degree-model

  24. UW System announces appointment to leverage the University’s economic development assets to drive job growth in Wisconsin

    MADISON – David A. Brukardt has been named Associate Vice President for Economic Development for the University of Wisconsin System. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly announced the appointment today, following a national search.  In this new position, Brukardt will strengthen relationships between the university system and businesses statewide while also connecting researchers and others

  25. Regents look to the future with budget priorities, new leadership (day 2)

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

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday looked ahead to its future, considering factors that will shape its 2013-15 biennial budget recommendations. Senior Vice President Michael Morgan provided Regents with an overview of the landscape in which they will act on the UW System’s biennial budget in August, stressing several

  26. Veterans Education Portal goes mobile

    MADISON, Wis. – Veterans now have access to higher education resources through their mobile devices. The University of Wisconsin System, University of Wisconsin-Extension, and the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) released a smart phone–friendly version of the Veterans Education Portal (www.veterans.wisconsin.edu).  Veterans who want to take the first step toward completing their education will find

  27. UW System Board of Regents elects new leadership

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Regent Brent Smith of La Crosse was elected the new President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today. Regent Michael J. Falbo of Franklin was elected to serve as Vice President of the Board. Smith, who has served as a Regent since 2004, has served as Vice President for

  28. “News from Around the UW System”

    June 8, 2012 - Report by President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents

    At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System … On the UW-Madison campus, the Chazen Museum of Art expansion has received several major recognitions in recent months. The honors include In Business magazine’s Project of the Year Commercial Design Award, which cited the building’s aesthetics for patrons of the

  29. Board approves 5.5% tuition increase to help maintain quality of UW education (day one news summary)

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

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – As part of approving a $5.9-billion annual operating budget, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, after long discussion, today approved by a 17-1 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

  30. UW Regents to take up annual budget, set tuition

    Recommended 5.5% increase will offset a portion of funding reductions

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will review an operating budget and consider tuition rates for the 2012-13 academic year this week in Milwaukee. In the face of ongoing state funding reductions, UW System President Kevin P. Reilly is recommending the 5.5 percent tuition increase for resident undergraduate students that

  31. Regents to honor winners of 2012 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 7 in Milwaukee. This is the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2012 recipients, including two individuals and one program, are: Denise Ehlen, Director of

  32. UW-Eau Claire chancellor search committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today appointed a 21-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich, who in March announced his acceptance of a position in Utah. Reilly appointed 11 UW-Eau Claire faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff

  33. 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 seventh 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 reflect on education as something that happens not

  34. Nook to lead UW System academic and student affairs

    MADISON, Wis. – Mark A. Nook has been named Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the University of Wisconsin System. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly announced the appointment today, following a national search. Nook has served as the Interim Senior Vice President since last summer, when Rebecca Martin left UW to

  35. Bousquet appointed interim UW-Eau Claire chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced that Gilles Bousquet (zheel boo-SKAY) has agreed to serve as the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Interim Chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich next month. Levin-Stankevich announced on March 27 that he will leave Wisconsin to become President of Westminster College

  36. UW campuses “invaluable pipeline of technological expertise

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

    SUPERIOR – As the University of Wisconsin System focuses more attention on the economic potential of research and development conducted by UW institutions, the Board of Regents heard several inspiring success stories at its Friday meeting. At the inaugural meeting of the Research, Economic Development and Innovation (REDI) Committee, Maliyakal John, managing director of the

  37. UW-Superior is building on Partnerships for Progress

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

    SUPERIOR – “UW-Superior’s ‘Partnerships for Progress’ is a shining example of The Wisconsin Idea in action,” said Chancellor Renée Wachter, in welcoming UW System Board of Regents to the UW-Superior campus on Thursday. While the university celebrates its core mission of providing a liberal education and a dynamic learning experience for its students, UW-Superior also

  38. Finalists named in search for UW System academic and student 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 and Student Affairs for the UW System. The finalists, who were identified through a national search process, will be interviewed in Madison April 18-20. The search-and-screen committee is chaired

  39. UW-Eau Claire chancellor to lead Westminster College

    MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Chancellor Brian Levin-Stankevich today announced that he has accepted a new position as president of Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah. He plans to take office there in June 2012. “Chancellor Levin-Stankevich has been a strong leader for UW-Eau Claire, helping the institution develop a clear strategic

  40. Board of Regents’ Statement on second Chadima review

    Retired Dane County Judge Patrick Fiedler submitted his latest report to University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor David Ward and to the UW System Board of Regents on Monday, March 12, 2012. “We appreciate the thorough investigations led by Judge Fiedler. The Regents have been well informed throughout this process, and we support the decisions of Chancellor

  41. UW System Board of Regents takes a close look at financial aid, new personnel systems

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting News Summary

    Amid national concern about the rising debt load of students, presenters at a University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents presentation on Thursday reiterated that meeting students’ financial aid requirements is essential to maintaining college affordability and access. Mark Nook, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, told the Board that financial aid is also

  42. UW students to exhibit research in Capitol

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

    MADISON, Wis. — Over 200 University of Wisconsin System undergraduate students and their faculty advisers will fill the Capitol Rotunda next week to share their original research with legislators and other state leaders. The ninth annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event takes place on Wednesday, March 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., involving students and faculty

  43. Regents recognize 4th annual Diversity Award winners

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the winners of the fourth annual Regents Diversity Awards on Friday. The awards program was established to recognize and support the outstanding contributions to diversity and inclusion by people and programs at UW institutions. Regent Judy Crain, Green Bay, who chaired the selection committee,

  44. Regents discuss cost containment, educational attainment, and governance structures

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

    MADISON – Amid growing calls nationwide to control the rising cost of a college education, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents took a close look at the UW System’s historical track record of cost controls at its meeting Thursday. Three decades of data suggests that the UW System has been “a good steward

  45. Winners of Regents Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the fourth annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards on February 10 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

  46. UW System announces grants to boost academic achievement in high-need schools

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System today announced $1.1 million in grants to 13 educational partnerships. The selected projects aim to increase the academic achievement of pre-kindergarten (PK) through 12th-grade students in core subjects by enhancing teachers’ knowledge and skills. The UW System awards these competitive grants with funds from the U. S. Department

  47. H. Edwin Young, former chancellor, dies at 94

    Read more: http://www.news.wisc.edu/20188