1. “News from Around the UW System”

    December 6, 2013

    Report by President Kevin P. Reilly to the Board of Regents Thank you. At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System… First, from UW-La Crosse … History Professor Victor Macías-González recently received the Wisconsin Professor of the Year Award in Washington, D.C. The award, sponsored by the Carnegie Foundation

  2. Four more UW Institutions to participate in Flexible Option

    UW-Madison, UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point and UW-Stout developing programs

    MADISON, Wis. – Students interested in the University of Wisconsin System’s competency-based UW Flexible Option will be able to choose from a wider array of certificate programs. In a presentation to the UW System Board of Regents today, UW Colleges and UW-Extension Chancellor Ray Cross announced that four more UW institutions have committed to offering

  3. Regents pay tribute to outgoing president

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

    MADISON – In his final meeting with the Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly urged his colleagues to remember the purpose and mission that define the University. “We in the University of Wisconsin are charged with developing in our students intellectual, cultural, and humane sensitivities, and scientific, professional, and technological

  4. Governor encourages Regents to build on strong partnerships

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

    MADISON – Addressing the full Board of Regents on Thursday, Governor Scott Walker praised the University of Wisconsin System for its innovative and relevant contributions to economic and workforce development in the state. “Our University of Wisconsin campuses are some of the leading catalysts for economic growth and prosperity in the region and in the

  5. Twelve innovative UW proposals selected to spur economic and workforce development statewide

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System institutions got the green light today to deploy $22.5 million over the next two years to support increased economic growth and a stronger Wisconsin workforce. “This represents the Wisconsin Idea at its best,” said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly. “We are investing university resources to address key

  6. 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 four UW System students and three UW System teachers at an Oct. 25 awards presentation in Madison. The Alliant Energy Foundation and the UW System presented four students with the 2013 Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement

  7. UW institutions eager to implement economic development ideas

    Campuses submit 56 Incentive Grant proposals totaling more than $75 million

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System institutions submitted 56 proposals totaling more than $75 million, as they vie for $22.5 million from the new UW Incentive Grant program designed to spur economic growth, strengthen the workforce, and improve college affordability. UW System Regent Emeritus Jeffrey B. Bartell, who chairs the selection committee, congratulated UW

  8. Telfer to serve as interim UW System President

    Kopper to serve as interim UW-Whitewater Chancellor, beginning January 1st

    MADISON, Wis. – Michael J. Falbo, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, announced today that UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard J. Telfer has agreed to serve as interim UW System President following the departure of President Kevin P. Reilly at year’s end. Reilly, the second longest-serving leader in the system’s history, announced on

  9. “News from Around the UW System”

    October 11, 2013

    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… UW-Stout has announced that it will be collaborating with Thomson Reuters, the professional information and media company, to launch a new minor in Web technology. This minor is within the

  10. UW System to examine best practices in remedial education

    SOMERS, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly has announced that he will be appointing a task force to examine remedial education efforts across the UW System. “The national data clearly indicate that the number of college freshmen who are being placed into remedial classes is rising. Typically, this extends students’ time

  11. Regents reaffirm commitment to competitive compensation

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

    Regent Farrow

    SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously approved adjustments to the salary ranges for top UW leaders at its meeting Friday at UW-Parkside. “All of these decisions – the revised policy, the broader ranges, and the individual adjustments – are consistent with this Board’s commitment to competitive compensation for all

  12. UW System receives $1.2 million grant from Lumina Foundation to support UW Flexible Option

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced today that it will receive a $1.2-million grant from Lumina Foundation. The grant will assist with evaluation of the UW Flexible Option, the UW System’s new competency-based credentialing model, and also provide support for developing a blueprint for other universities to build similar programs. The UW

  13. UW System Regents review compensation policy, adjust some salaries

    SOMERS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents today reviewed a new policy on Executive Salary Structure and approved salary adjustments for some senior academic leaders. The actions are part of the Board’s ongoing effort to address competitive compensation challenges across the UW System. State statutes require that Regents establish market-based salary ranges

  14. Regents adjust chancellors’ compensation to maintain UW’s competitiveness

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

    SOMERS, Wis.– Acknowledging the need to maintain competitiveness in recruiting and retaining senior academic leaders, the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents reviewed a new policy on Executive Salary Structure and approved salary adjustments for some senior academic leaders. State statutes require that Regents establish market-based salary ranges for the UW System President and Senior

  15. UW System releases annual accountability reports

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will review the System’s annual performance reports on Thursday at a public meeting at UW-Parkside. “This marks our 19th year of publishing an annual accountability report, providing detailed information about a broad range of performance measures,” said Regent President Michael J. Falbo. “We are

  16. New UW System high-speed network will advance research and development, benefit private sector

    MADISON, Wis. – The UW System and its 26 campuses and affiliates across Wisconsin will transition to a new high-speed, self-managed research and education data network over the next 14 to 18 months, UW System officials announced today at a briefing in the state Capitol. The new network will be state-of-the-art, using the latest equipment,

  17. Regents debate UW System cash reserve policies

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

    Madison, Wis. – In their first review of a draft policy on program revenue balances and reserves, members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents raised concerns about proposed thresholds and legislative perceptions. In a joint meeting of the Business and Finance Committee and the Audit Committee, David Miller, Senior Vice President for

  18. Regents, legislators discuss common ground in state’s public higher education

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents reached out to legislators Thursday to find common ground regarding the state’s public higher education. “We need to ‘reboot’ the longstanding partnership between Wisconsin and its public universities,” Regent President Michael Falbo said, in his opening remarks at the conference held on the UW-Madison campus.

  19. UW Regents work to find common ground with Legislators

    MADISON, Wis. – Across the nation, institutions of higher education are experiencing significant change. Colleges and universities are embracing new board governance roles, managing state funding shortfalls, and working to maintain positive relationships with policymakers. These topics will be the focus of a special conference hosted by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

  20. UW System presidential search committees named

    MADISON, Wis. – Michael J. Falbo, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, today appointed an 18-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW System President Kevin P. Reilly, who will step out of his leadership post in January 2014. Regent Vice President Regina Millner will chair the

  21. UW System statement on President Obama’s speech

    Today, President Obama gave a major speech at the University of Buffalo on his plan to make college more affordable for middle-class American families. “We are very pleased that the President of the United States recognizes the innovative work being done with respect to the University of Wisconsin System’s new UW Flexible Option. “Innovative efforts

  22. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly selected to advise American Council on Education

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly, the second longest-serving leader in the system’s history, today announced that he will leave to advise the American Council on Education (ACE) in January 2014 and return to teaching. “We overcame financial headwinds to build a higher education system that expanded access to college classrooms for

  23. CEO tells Regents that Universities are “stunning advantages” for growth in global economy

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

    MADISON – The main problem facing the United States is that it’s not growing rapidly enough, Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE, told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents Friday. “Everybody in the world is moving fast. If we’re not moving fast, we’re going to fall behind,” Immelt said. “That’s why we

  24. “News from Around the UW System”

    July 12, 2013

    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… As we announced in a news release yesterday, two UW System institutions got the green light from their accrediting agency to offer self-paced, competency-based degrees as part of the new

  25. UW institutions approved to offer Flexible Option degrees

    UW-Milwaukee and UW Colleges gain Higher Learning Commission approval

    MADISON, Wis. – Two University of Wisconsin institutions planning to offer self-paced, competency-based degrees via the UW Flexible Option have received permission to move forward from their accrediting authority, the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). “This is an important step in our progress toward offering new Flexible Option degrees,” said UW System President Kevin P. Reilly.

  26. Board of Regents freezes tuition for all UW students

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously voted Thursday to freeze resident undergraduate tuition at the 2012-13 levels, in accordance with the state’s biennial budget. The Regents went one step further, voting to also freeze tuition for all graduate students and non-resident undergraduates. The decision will keep UW’s price competitive and

  27. GE chief executive to address UW Regents

    MADISON, Wis. – Jeffrey R. Immelt, Chairman and CEO of GE, will address the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday morning in Madison. As Regents and other UW leaders work to strengthen Wisconsin’s workforce and boost economic development, Immelt will share his valuable insights on “Leading the Productivity Revolution.” Live streaming video

  28. Regents to honor winners of 2013 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 at its regular board meeting July 11 in Madison. This is the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2013 recipients, including two individuals and one program,

  29. UW System Statement on Supreme Court Decision

    On June 24, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a decision in the matter of Fisher v. the University of Texas at Austin. While this case involved specific college admissions policies and procedures at UT, which are different than policies and practices in effect at University of Wisconsin System campuses, the case had been expected to

  30. “News from Around the UW System”

    June 7, 2013

    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 … UW-Oshkosh is pleased to report that its College of Nursing undergraduate students continue to excel when it comes to the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses – or

  31. Regents approve pay plan request

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

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously approved a resolution directing UW System President Kevin P. Reilly to request a salary increase for all UW System employees no less than that provided all other state employees for each year of the 2013-15 biennium funded through the state compensation reserve. “We need

  32. Regents reflect on budget debate as learning opportunity

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

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Members of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents called the recent vigorous and contentious public debate surrounding the University’s 2013-15 biennial budget a learning opportunity. “This is a very important teaching moment for the UW System, for us as Board members,” said Regent Regina Millner. “We should be examining what

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

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly has announced three undergraduate student winners of the annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. The competition, now in its eighth year, was established to support and promote liberal education throughout the state’s public university system. This year’s essay prompt focused on civic

  34. Joint Finance budget decreases UW funding, rejects compensation flexibility for Regents

    MADISON, Wis. – The legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance today advanced a budget that cuts state funding for the University of Wisconsin System by $66 million over two years and requires that UW reallocate $78 million for new initiatives and other expenses. In addition, the Committee voted to transfer $58 million of UW funds to

  35. 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 June 7. The 2013 recipients of the 21st annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

  36. UW System statement on Governor’s budget changes

    MADISON, Wis. – Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch today asked legislative leaders to make changes to Governor Walker’s proposed 2013-2015 biennial state budget, including adding a two-year tuition freeze for all University of Wisconsin System schools. “We share the Governor’s interest in keeping college affordable and tuition low,” said UW System President Kevin P.

  37. Message to all UW System Faculty and Staff Regarding Program Revenue Balances

    Dear Faculty and Staff Colleagues, Starting this weekend at ceremonies all around this state, thousands of students and their families will celebrate one of the biggest days of their lives, when they receive their diplomas from a University of Wisconsin campus. It is a proud moment for them, and it’s a proud moment for all

  38. Information about UW System Program Revenue Balances and Reserves

    Students, taxpayers, legislators and citizens are understandably concerned about program revenue balances held by the University of Wisconsin System and its institutions. Most large institutions – public and private – end each fiscal year with some fund balances. This reflects prudent financial management. Comparing year-end balances to operating expenses, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) reports

  39. University of Wisconsin System’s undergraduate research gains national attention

    MADISON, Wis. – Undergraduate research takes center stage across the University of Wisconsin System this month, as UW institutions work with the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) to boost interest in undergraduate research. A national conference in La Crosse this past weekend attracted thousands of participants from across the country. On Wednesday, students from every

  40. “News from Around the UW System”

    April 5, 2013 - 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 … UW-Madison is celebrating a milestone this year with the graduation of its 400th fusion-related Ph.D. student. Dating back to the 1960s, UW-Madison’s fusion program – which studies the reaction when atomic nuclei collide, fuse, and release energy – is among

  41. Board of Regents confirms two new chancellors, gets update on Flex Option

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

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents formally confirmed the appointment of two new Chancellors at its meeting Friday in La Crosse. In a unanimous vote, Regents approved Rebecca M. Blank, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce, as the next Chancellor of UW-Madison.  Blank is expected to step into her new

  42. Regents discuss biennial budget, capital projects, and economic development proposals

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

    LA CROSSE, Wis. – With the state’s biennial budget currently under development, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents heard more detail Thursday about the potential for new UW initiatives to benefit Wisconsin’s workforce and economic development. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly reiterated to Regents that if Governor Scott Walker’s proposed budget is

  43. Schmidt recommended as UW-Eau Claire chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. James C. Schmidt has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. He currently serves as Vice President for University Advancement at Winona State University (WSU) and Executive Director of the WSU Foundation Board of Trustees. UW System President Kevin P. Reilly and a special committee of

  44. Blank recommended as UW-Madison chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Rebecca M. Blank, Acting U.S. Secretary of Commerce, has been recommended as the next Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 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, scheduled for April 5,

  45. Board of Regents: Proposed biennial budget benefits UW, state

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – In its first meeting since Governor Scott Walker announced his proposed state budget for 2013-15, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents heard an overview Thursday of how that budget would affect UW institutions. With a proposed budget that includes $181.4 million in new state (General Purpose Revenue) dollars, UW System President

  46. Miller to lead UW System administration and fiscal affairs

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced that David L. Miller will be the System’s next Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs. Miller currently serves as UW System’s Associate Vice President of Capital Planning and Budget. He will remain in that role while current Senior Vice President

  47. UW-Madison chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Madison. A 25-member search and screen committee, chaired by Professor David McDonald, from UW-Madison’s History Department, recommended the slate of finalists to Reilly and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents

  48. UW System Statement on Governor Walker’s 2013-15 Biennial Budget

    MADISON, Wis. – Gov. Scott Walker today released his proposed 2013-15 biennial state budget, which calls for more than $181 million in new taxpayer investments in the University of Wisconsin System. Major Budget Provisions Biennial GPR Incentive Grant Fund for new UW initiatives that boost economic development and workforce development $20 million Startup funding to

  49. UW-Eau Claire chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Eau Claire. A 21-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Rama Yelkur, UW-Eau Claire professor of marketing and coordinator of international business programs, recommended the slate of finalists to Reilly and a special

  50. “News from Around the UW System”

    February 8, 2013 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… UW-Stout’s property management undergraduate degree program has received a $1-million donation from the owner of a major U.S. property management company. Dean Weidner, founder and owner of Weidner Apartment Homes of Kirkland, Wash., made the donation to the Stout University Foundation

  51. National expert discusses transformation of American higher education

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

    MADISON – American higher education is at a crossroads, a national expert told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday, and that presents not only profound challenges but also significant opportunities for innovative and creative approaches. “We are experiencing tremendous financial pressures, and they’re coming from all directions … These financial issues

  52. UW System committed to maximizing success for all students

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

    MADISON – Looking forward, the University of Wisconsin System has long-term ambitious goals to maximize student success at all UW institutions, but attention must be paid to the “vital signs” that track the university’s progress in meeting those goals, the UW System Board of Regents heard Thursday. Mark Nook, Senior Vice President for Academic and

  53. Finalists named in search for UW System administration and fiscal 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 Administration and Fiscal Affairs for the UW System. The finalists, who were identified through a national search process, will be interviewed in Madison on Feb. 14 and 15, 2013. The

  54. Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the fifth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 8 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. UW System statement regarding payments to ETF

    Today, University of Wisconsin System President Kevin P. Reilly charged his financial team and audit staff to immediately undertake a comprehensive review of the overpayments made to the Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF) for UW employee health and retirement benefits. UW System staff discovered that the university had overpaid health and retirement benefits in the process