1. Mark A. Mone named new UW-Milwaukee chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved the appointment of Dr. Mark A. Mone as the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mone has served as the interim chancellor at UW-Milwaukee since May, following the departure of former Chancellor Michael Lovell. He will step into his new leadership

  2. President Cross presents plans to transform how the UW System does business (news summary)

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

    MADISON – President Ray Cross is calling for a series of internal reforms at the University of Wisconsin System, including an outside review of administrative operations and a thorough reexamination of student fees, as part of continuing efforts to more closely align the University with the needs of the state. Cross presented his package of

  3. “News from Around the UW System”

    December 5, 2014 - Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents

    At this time, I would like to share some news from around the UW System. Last month, I had the honor of participating in the investiture of Gary Miller as the sixth Chancellor of UW-Green Bay. It was heartening to see so many community leaders, campus colleagues, university friends, and members of this Board there

  4. President Cross presents plans to transform how the UW System does business

    Proposed reforms to enhance quality and affordability

    MADISON – President Ray Cross is calling for a series of internal reforms at the University of Wisconsin System, including an outside review of administrative operations and a thorough reexamination of student fees, as part of continuing efforts to more closely align the University with the needs of the state. Cross presented his package of

  5. Education Committee considers expanding engineering programs

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

    MADISON – The Board of Regents’ Education Committee engaged in a broad discussion about the supply and demand for engineers in Wisconsin as well as possible recommendations on how to efficiently and appropriately expand the University of Wisconsin System’s array in engineering. Several chancellors and local business owners presented their cases for and against the

  6. New initiative to build capacity of UW System faculty to advance student success

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is partnering with the Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) on a new initiative that will create a state-based, faculty-led “innovation hub” focused on advancing curricular reforms that lead to deeper student engagement,  retention, and graduation. AAC&U’s new Faculty Collaboratives project more specifically aims to support

  7. Statement from UW System President Ray Cross

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter today announced that the campus will accept a bid from SSC, Service Solutions Company, to provide custodial services for the campus in place of the existing staff. UW System President Ray Cross issued the following statement: “University of Wisconsin-Superior is a valuable part of the UW

  8. UW-Milwaukee chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Milwaukee. A 27-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Mark Schwartz, a Distinguished Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s Geography department, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the UW System Board

  9. Statements on the retirement of UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard Telfer

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Richard (Dick) Telfer announced on Monday that he will step down as of June 30, 2015. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross:  “Dick has more experience in the UW System than just about anyone. He came up through the ranks as a faculty member, administrator, and academic

  10. President Cross announces new veterans certification for UW campuses

    Institutions with high level of services for veterans will be UW VETS certified

    WAUKESHA – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the creation of a new University of Wisconsin VETS (Veterans Education and Transition to Success) certification that will recognize campuses that demonstrate exceptional commitment to helping student veterans succeed. Cross made the announcement at an event honoring veterans on the UW-Waukesha campus. “Thanks to

  11. UW System and WDVA support in-state tuition rate for non-resident veterans and dependents

    MADISON – Under a new federal law, non-resident military veterans eligible for federal G.I. Bill benefits who enroll in the University of Wisconsin System within three years of being discharged will be assessed in-state tuition rates starting in the fall 2015 semester. This change to the federal G.I. Bill will help to attract veteran students

  12. UW System has key role to play in the state’s economic development

    MADISON – As the state’s largest developer of human potential, the University of Wisconsin System is in a unique position to help grow a stronger Wisconsin economy, President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents Thursday.

  13. UW System has key role to play in the state’s economic development (news summary)

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents November Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – As the state’s largest developer of human potential, the University of Wisconsin System is in a unique position to help grow a stronger Wisconsin economy, President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents Thursday. “We are part of the solution,” Cross said, adding that the UW System must “take the lead with our

  14. Statement on the death of Regent President Emeritus Michael J. Spector

    Raymond W. Cross, President University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON – “On behalf of the entire University of Wisconsin System, I want to express our deep sadness at the news of the death of Michael J. Spector, president emeritus of the Board of Regents. Mike was an inspirational and energetic leader, committed to his work as a Regent and steadfast in his support of

  15. Cathy A. Sandeen named new chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Cathy A. Sandeen, vice president for Education Attainment and Innovation at the American Council on Education (ACE) has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved Sandeen’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a

  16. Additional finalist named for UW System VP for Finance

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the name of an additional finalist for the position of Vice President for Finance for the UW System. Reporting to President Cross, this position is responsible for the conduct of all financial affairs of the UW System. This additional finalist, who was identified

  17. Regents welcome leaders from Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council in historic meeting

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents for the first time welcomed leaders from the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council to its meeting Friday at UW-Stevens Point. “This is a historic day for UW-Stevens Point and the entire UW System,” said Andy Gokee, director of the Native American Center at UW-Stevens

  18. Regents welcome leaders from Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council in historic meeting

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

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents for the first time welcomed leaders from the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council to its meeting Friday at UW-Stevens Point. “This is a historic day for UW-Stevens Point and the entire UW System,” said Andy Gokee, director of the Native American Center at UW-Stevens

  19. “News from Around the UW System”

    October 10, 2014 - Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents (at UW-Stevens Point)

    At this time I’d like to share some good news from around the UW System. The much awaited US News & World Report rankings are out, and again the UW System shows itself to be a national leader in educational excellence. UW-Madison ranked as the 13th best national public university, and 9 more UW campuses

  20. Media Advisory: Leaders of Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council to visit UW Board of Regents

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – As part of efforts to develop a stronger educational partnership between the University of Wisconsin System and the tribal nations of Wisconsin, the UW Board of Regents will host leaders from the Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council at Friday morning’s meeting in Stevens Point. Several members of the Council are expected to

  21. UW Regents approve Program Revenue balances report

    Board cites unprecedented level of transparency; says new Legislative Audit Bureau guidelines will make each campus more accountable

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved a System report on the Program Revenue Fund Balances managed by the campuses and institutions within the UW System. The report, which was presented during the Board’s meeting at UW-Stevens Point, is the result of a collaborative effort between the

  22. Regents approve Program Revenue balances report

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

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved a System report on the Program Revenue Fund Balances managed by the campuses and institutions within the UW System. The report, which was presented during the Board’s meeting at UW-Stevens Point, is the result of a collaborative effort between the

  23. UW Regents to discuss new report on Program Revenue fund balances

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will review the System’s Program Revenue Fund Balance Report at Thursday’s meeting in Stevens Point. In response to concerns raised by legislators and the public, the UW System has worked with the Legislature and the Legislative Audit Bureau to create a new system to

  24. Finalists named for UW Colleges/UW-Extension chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension. A 27-member search and screen committee, chaired by Art Lersch, from UW-Extension, Lincoln County, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the

  25. Preliminary data shows UW System’s 2014-15 enrollments holding steady

    MADISON – Preliminary figures indicate UW System enrollments for the fall 2014 semester are holding fairly steady over previous years, with a total head count systemwide of 179,017. The fall enrollment numbers – which won’t be finalized until early 2015 – currently show a less than one-half percent (0.4%) drop over last year’s final enrollment

  26. First recipients of UW System Incentive Grants are already reporting significant progress

    MADISON – Less than a year after being awarded the inaugural UW System Incentive Grants, the 12 recipients are now posting their first progress reports online, and showing significant progress in addressing state needs, from nursing shortages to mining to business incubation. In fall 2013, UW System institutions received the green light to deploy $22.5

  27. 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 three UW System students and three UW System teachers at a Sept. 26 awards presentation in Madison. “Congratulations to this year’s award winners, who make their campus communities better places to live and learn,” said Ray Cross, UW

  28. Andrew J. Leavitt named new UW-Oshkosh chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Andrew J. Leavitt, vice president for University Advancement at the University of North Georgia and chief executive officer of the University of North Georgia Foundation, Inc., has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved Leavitt’s appointment, following the

  29. UW System task force to strengthen efforts to address sexual violence and harassment on campus

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the formation of a new UW System Task Force on Sexual Violence and Harassment to strengthen the university’s capacity to protect students from sexual violence and better coordinate system-wide efforts at prevention and outreach. “Ensuring that our campus communities are safe and welcoming

  30. Additional finalists named for UW System VP for Finance

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the names of the three additional finalists for the position of Vice President for Finance for the UW System. Reporting to President Cross, this position is responsible for the conduct of all financial affairs of the UW System. This second round of finalists,

  31. UW System launches website to help students comply with Wisconsin voting requirements

    MADISON – A new website has been launched to help University of Wisconsin students understand and comply with new state voting regulations that are taking effect, beginning with the upcoming Nov. 4 elections. The website, located at http://wisconsin.edu/voting, includes: Basic information about voting Links to UW voting documents, including campus-specific information on voter-ID compliant student

  32. President Ray Cross touts UW System on Big Ten Bus Tour

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System must reach out for more input from the state’s business community to ensure that the university’s graduates are meeting employers’ needs, President Ray Cross told C-SPAN viewers today. “One of my initiatives is to more tightly connect the university to what the corporations in the state need,”

  33. UW System President Ray Cross talks business in Algoma

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System needs to reach out to business and community leaders around the state to better understand how the UW System can better serve Wisconsin’s needs, says President Ray Cross. Cross was in Algoma Wednesday to meet with small business owners, community leaders, and educators. He heard first-hand about

  34. UW-Oshkosh chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Oshkosh. A 21-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Barb Rau, from UW-Oshkosh’s College of Business, Management and Human Resources, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the UW

  35. UW System receives approval to award federal financial aid for a competency-based UW Flexible Option program

    MADISON, Wis. – Working parents, adults who started college but never completed their degree, and others will have new, affordable opportunities to earn a University of Wisconsin degree as a result of a landmark financial aid option approved last week by the federal government. The University of Wisconsin System has received approval from the United

  36. President Cross calls for a ‘culture of innovation and entrepreneurism’ within UW to address state’s needs

    STEVENS POINT, Wis.—Wisconsin’s public universities must embrace a culture of innovation and entrepreneurism to meet the challenges and opportunities facing our state, according to University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross. Cross made his remarks Monday as the opening presenter of a two-day conference held in Stevens Point called “Pathways to an Entrepreneurial University.” Cross

  37. President Cross raises the bar on UW System’s remedial education

    OSHKOSH, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today called for the University to raise the bar on its efforts to help college students who require remedial coursework to complete that work and succeed. Addressing the Board of Regents at its Friday meeting in Oshkosh, Cross spelled out two ambitious goals for the

  38. “News from Around the UW System”

    August 22, 2014

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents (at UW-Oshkosh) At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System. Much of the power of our great university resides, I believe, in the extraordinary stories that our students, faculty, researchers, staff and administrators have to tell. So, I hope

  39. Regents approve UW System’s vision and biennial budget plan

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

    OSHKOSH, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents  unanimously  approved the UW System’s 2015-17 biennial operating budget request at its meeting Thursday in Oshkosh. UW System’s Aug. 21, 2014, news release: “President Cross’ vision and budget plan focus on state’s economy” Text of UW System President Ray Cross’ remarks to the Board

  40. President Cross’ vision and budget plan to focus on state’s economy

    OSHKOSH, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today offered a biennial budget proposal focused on developing the “talent and ideas to improve Wisconsin’s economy and impact the world.” Cross’ remarks, which he presented to the UW System Board of Regents during its meeting in Oshkosh, were part of a larger presentation of his vision

  41. 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

  42. UW System co-hosts listening reception with African-American and Latino leaders of Dane County

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross joined with the Madison Urban League, Centro Hispano, United Way, and over 100 other African-American and Latino community leaders to discuss possible partnerships at a reception this week. “In today’s talent-based economy, it is vitally important – for all of us – that educational and

  43. UW System has plenty to share at Wisconsin State Fair

    MADISON, Wis. – Along with carnival rides, cows, and cream puffs, the University of Wisconsin System’s longstanding commitment to educational opportunity, research, and statewide outreach will be on display this week at the Wisconsin State Fair. UW System President Ray Cross was on hand for the fair’s grand opening this morning at the Wisconsin State

  44. UW System president promotes economic benefits of university-based R&D

    “A transformative investment,” Ray Cross tells conference

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – Describing university-based research and development as “one of the state’s most transformative investments,” University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today said that the UW institutions are committed to helping Wisconsin’s businesses, industries, entrepreneurs and families succeed. Cross made his remarks at the seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium in

  45. UW System President Cross to speak Monday at Science and Technology Symposium

    UW System President Ray Cross will speak on the educational and economic benefits of university research when he appears Monday, July 21, at the seventh annual Wisconsin Science and Technology Symposium in Eau Claire. The two-day event will be held in the Davies Center at the UW-Eau Claire campus.  The audience will be comprised of

  46. “News from Around the UW System”

    June 6, 2014

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents (at UW-Milwaukee) I’m going to start with something truly remarkable. Just last week, the UW-Whitewater baseball team defeated Emery College to win the NCAA Division III College World Series. That’s good news on its own – but it also completed an almost unprecedented “triple crown”

  47. Board of Regents recognizes winners of Teaching Excellence Awards

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

    Olivia Collins

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday honored two professors and one academic program for their outstanding achievements. The Regents Teaching Excellence Awards, bestowed this year for the 22nd time, are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. See the UW System news release

  48. WTCS, UW System leaders sign historic transfer agreement

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.  – Leaders of Wisconsin’s two public higher education systems signed an historic agreement today that identifies up to 48 core credits that students can transfer within or between the two systems. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) President Morna Foy signed the agreement following Friday’s meeting

  49. UW System Board of Regents re-elects its top leaders

    Photo of Regent President Michael J. Falbo

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By unanimous vote, Regent Michael J. Falbo of Franklin was re-elected President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today, and Regent Regina Millner of Madison re-elected to serve as Vice President of the Board. Both positions have a one-year term. First appointed to the Board in 2004, Falbo previously

  50. Lori L. Stortz named UW System’s chief audit executive

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced that Lori L. Stortz will be the UW System’s new chief audit executive, leading the Office of Internal Audit. Effective July 1, Stortz will have responsibility for managing all internal audit functions at UW System, enterprise risk management, and compliance with state and

  51. UW Regents approve spending plan for FY15

    Cross highlights greater transparency and use of fund balances

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a $6.097 billion spending plan for the state’s public university system, using $159.9 million in accumulated balances to freeze tuition rates at current levels and to support other student-related academic and program needs. The Board’s action funds the UW System for the

  52. Cross unveils ‘four pillars’ of biennial budget plan

    Affordability a top priority, system president tells UW regents

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.—Maximizing affordability and containing student debt are the University of Wisconsin System’s top priorities, President Ray Cross said Thursday afternoon as he offered a preview of the UW System’s 2015-17 biennial budget plan. Addressing the UW Board of Regents, Cross said that affordability is one of four “pillars” of the two-year budget plan he

  53. Board approves UW System’s annual budget plan and new financial processes

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

    Photo of UW System President Ray Cross

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved a $6.097 billion spending plan for the state’s public university system, using $159.9 million in accumulated balances to freeze tuition rates at current levels and to support other student-related academic and program needs. The Board’s action funds the UW System for the

  54. Gary L. Miller named new UW-Green Bay chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Gary L. Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved Miller’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee.  Miller will step into his new leadership post

  55. 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 6. The 2014 recipients of the 22nd annual Regents Teaching Excellence Awards

  56. Robert M. Meyer named new UW-Stout chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – Dr. Robert M. Meyer, president of Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College, has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved Meyer’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee.  Meyer will step into his new leadership post on Aug. 16,

  57. Statement of University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross regarding UW-Whitewater’s winning of the NCAA Division III national college baseball championship

    “All of Wisconsin is proud of UW-Whitewater’s unprecedented ‘triple crown,’ which it completed today. As the 2013-14 national champions in football, men’s basketball, and baseball, the Warhawks student athletes have made NCAA history. It’s hard to imagine this three-sport ‘tri-fecta’ ever being achieved again. Congratulations to the players and coaches of all three teams!”

  58. UW System announces plan to fund program allowing high school students to take college courses

    Governor, State Superintendent laud action and commit to finding a long-term solution

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today proposed a one-year plan to cover tuition costs for all high school students taking UW courses offered in high schools. The funding plan will maintain access to the popular option for the 2014-15 academic year while state policymakers consider funding and policy enhancements to the state’s

  59. David J. Ward to serve as interim academic and student services leader for UW System

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named David J. Ward as interim senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the UW System. Ward will succeed Mark A. Nook, who announced earlier this week that he has accepted a new position as chancellor at Montana State University Billings. Ward,

  60. UW System senior vice president to lead Montana State University Billings

    MADISON, Wis. – Mark A. Nook, senior vice president for academic and student affairs for the University of Wisconsin System, has announced that he has accepted a new position as chancellor of Montana State University Billings. He plans to take office there in July 2014. “Mark has been a strong leader for the UW System,

  61. UW System names interim communications leader

    MADISON, Wis. – John N. Diamond has been named Interim Associate Vice President for External Relations and Strategic Communications for the University of Wisconsin System. UW System Vice President for University Relations James Villa announced the appointment of Diamond, who will supervise a team broadly responsible for the UW System’s external and internal communications. “John

  62. Finalists named for UW System VP for Finance

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the names of the three finalists for the position of Vice President for Finance for the UW System. Reporting to Senior Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Affairs David Miller, this position is responsible for the conduct of all financial affairs of the

  63. UW-Green Bay chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Green Bay. A 23-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Cheryl Grosso, from UW-Green Bay’s Music Department, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the UW System Board of

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

    Madison, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced three undergraduate student winners of the annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. Now in its ninth year, the competition was established to support and promote liberal education throughout the state’s public university system. This year’s essay prompt invited students to reflect on

  65. UW-Milwaukee chancellor search committee named

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today appointed a 27-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael R. Lovell, who announced on March 26 that he had been named the first lay president of Marquette University in Milwaukee. Cross appointed 14 UW-Milwaukee faculty members, two academic

  66. Update: UW System President Ray Cross continues listening sessions across Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross continues his around-the-state listening initiative with plans to spend the full day at UW-Green Bay on Friday, May 9. While in Green Bay, Cross expects to hold separate listening sessions with a variety of diverse groups, including student representatives, veterans, business and community leaders, the

  67. UW-Stout chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Stout. A 21-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. Petre (Nelu) Ghenciu, from UW-Stout’s Mathematics Department, recommended the slate of finalists to Cross and a special committee of the UW System Board of Regents

  68. Roter appointed UW-Oshkosh interim chancellor

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today he will appoint UW-Oshkosh Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Petra (PAY-tra) Roter as interim UW-Oshkosh chancellor upon the retirement of Richard Wells this summer. “Dr. Roter has not only provided visionary leadership on her campus, but she also is a committed collaborator in the

  69. Statement by UW System regarding Legislative Joint Committee on Employment Relations April 23 meeting

    Madison, Wis. –– University of Wisconsin System officials today received approval to begin implementation of new personnel systems for UW System and UW-Madison. These new personnel systems are required by legislation, with implementation originally scheduled to have begun in 2013, but later delayed until July 1, 2015. “It is highly encouraging to receive this support

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

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today appointed a 23-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor for UW Colleges and UW-Extension, which was the position Cross held prior to being named UW System president effective February 15, 2014. Cross appointed 12 UW Colleges and UW-Extension faculty members, two

  71. Mone appointed UW-Milwaukee interim chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced that Mark Mone [MO-knee] will serve as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee interim chancellor following the departure of Chancellor Michael R. Lovell next month. Lovell announced on March 26 that he had been named the first lay president of Marquette University in Milwaukee. Mone

  72. “News from Around the UW System”

    April 11, 2014

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System… A generous gift to UW-Stevens Point will establish the university’s first endowed faculty position and enhance one of the nation’s largest wildlife management programs. A $2-million gift from Gerald and Helen

  73. UW System’s response to Gov. Walker’s statement

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. – In light of the Governor’s statement, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross concurs that keeping college affordable is a high priority of the UW System. Gov. Scott Walker today called for an additional two-year tuition freeze for the UW System in the next budget. The 2013-2015 budget previously froze tuition

  74. UW System’s response to Gov. Walker’s statement

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. – In light of the Governor’s statement, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross concurs that keeping college affordable is a high priority of the UW System. Gov. Scott Walker today called for an additional two-year tuition freeze for the UW System in the next budget. The 2013-2015 budget previously froze tuition

  75. UW System responds to Gov. Walker’s statement

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

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. – Responding to Governor Scott Walker’s statement Friday calling for an additional two-year freeze on tuition at the University of Wisconsin System, UW System President Ray Cross concurred that keeping college affordable is a high priority of the UW System. “Holding college costs down helps Wisconsin students and families,” said Cross, who

  76. UW System anticipates decreased tuition balances, unveils new financial management tools

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

    Chancellor Van Galen addresses the Regents

    RIVER FALLS, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents received its first look Thursday at new financial management tools the University will be using to express, explain, and manage its resources. “Our goal is that you will have greater confidence in how we are managing the University’s finances,” UW System President Ray

  77. UW System names new university relations leader

    MADISON – James C. Villa has been named Vice President for University Relations for the University of Wisconsin System. UW System President Ray Cross announced the appointment today, following a national search. In this new position, Villa will supervise a team that is broadly responsible for external and internal communications, state government relations, and federal

  78. Statement from UW System on UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mike Lovell’s appointment as President of Marquette University

    UW System President Ray Cross: “Mike Lovell is someone for whom I have the deepest regard as both a valued friend and trusted colleague. It may have started with our shared background as engineers, but it goes far beyond that. I respect his leadership and value his wisdom and counsel. “In a time of considerable

  79. UW-Oshkosh chancellor search committee named

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today appointed a 21-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify a successor to UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells, who announced in January that he will be retiring in August. Cross appointed 11 UW-Oshkosh faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members and two students.

  80. Finalists named for UW System university relations leader

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the names of the five finalists for the position of Vice President for University Relations for the UW System. Reporting to the president of the UW System, this new position will supervise a team that is broadly responsible for external and internal communications, state

  81. UW undergraduates exhibit research in Capitol on March 12

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

    MADISON, Wis. —About 150 of the University of Wisconsin System’s best and brightest undergraduate students will fill the Capitol Rotunda this week to share their original research findings with legislators, state leaders, UW alumni, and supporters. The eleventh annual “Posters in the Rotunda” event takes place on Wednesday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

  82. President Cross promises clear, transparent communication on UW finances

    University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents March Meeting News Summary

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents Thursday that clearly communicating and explaining the university’s financial situation is his top priority. “I want everyone in this room to have a basic understanding of our finances. To understand how much money we have, where it is, and where it

  83. Regents to honor winners of 2014 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 March 6 in Madison. This is the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2014 recipients, including two individuals and one program,

  84. UW System President Ray Cross names Jessica Tormey as chief of staff

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named Jessica Tormey as senior special assistant/chief of staff effective March 3, 2014. Tormey will serve as a liaison between the president’s office and the Board of Regents, chancellors, legislators, business leaders and donors. In addition, she will oversee the coordination of UW System

  85. Partnership cultivates UW entrepreneurs’ ideas via $2-million seed fund

    UW-Extension, UW System and WEDC Ideadvance Initiative is first such gap fund for UW entrepreneurs statewide

    MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) have created a $2 million seed fund that UW-Extension will administer to help commercialize technology and ideas developed at UW campuses statewide. UW-Extension and its partners announced the Ideadvance Seed Fund today at a news conference in the State Capitol

  86. “News from Around the UW System”

    February 7, 2014

    Report by Interim President Richard J. Telfer to the Board of Regents At this time, I’d like to share some news from around the UW System… First, hot off the press … On Tuesday, Microsoft named University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee grad Satya Nadella as its next CEO, only the company’s third leader in its 38-year history.

  87. Regents honor 6th annual Diversity Award winners

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

    Photo of 2014 Diversity Award winner Roger Haro, Professor of Biology, UW-La Crosse

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the sixth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards today in Madison. The awards were established by the Board to recognize and support individuals and programs in the UW System that foster access and success in university life for historically underrepresented populations. See the

  88. Regents review UW System’s 2013 annual financial report

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

    MADISON – The Board of Regents’ Business and Finance Committee and Audit Committee today reviewed University of Wisconsin System’s audited annual financial report for the fiscal year that ended June 30, 2013. Discussion focused on changes to the report, year-end cash balances, and how those assets affect the academic accreditation of individual colleges and universities.

  89. Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the sixth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on Feb. 7 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

  90. Wisconsin higher education leaders issue joint statement

    MADISON, Wis. – The chancellors and presidents of the University of Wisconsin System, the Wisconsin Technical College System, and the Wisconsin Association of Independent Colleges and Universities – the public and private, nonprofit colleges and universities of Wisconsin – released today an  to the President of the United States and the U.S. Congress indicating their united

  91. UW-Green Bay chancellor search committee named

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System Interim President Richard J. Telfer today appointed a 23-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify a successor to UW-Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden, who announced last month that he will step down in August 2014. Telfer appointed 12 UW-Green Bay faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified

  92. Interim UW Colleges and UW-Extension chancellor named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Interim President Richard J. Telfer announced today that Aaron Brower has agreed to serve as interim chancellor of UW Colleges and UW-Extension, effective February 15, subject to approval by the UW System Board of Regents next month. On Jan. 9, the Board of Regents announced that Raymond W.

  93. UW-Stout chancellor search committee named

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System Interim President Richard J. Telfer today appointed a 21-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify a successor to UW-Stout Chancellor Charles W. Sorensen, who announced last month that he will be retiring in August. Telfer appointed 11 UW-Stout faculty members, two academic staff members, two classified staff members

  94. Raymond W. Cross appointed UW System president

    MADISON, Wis. – Raymond W. (Ray) Cross, chancellor of University of Wisconsin Colleges and University of Wisconsin-Extension, has been appointed as the next president of the University of Wisconsin System. The UW System Board of Regents today approved Cross’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee.  Cross plans to step into the new

  95. UW System president finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – Michael J. Falbo, president of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, today announced three finalists to be considered for the System’s top post. An 18-member search and screen committee, chaired by Regent Vice President Regina Millner, recommended finalists for the position of UW System president to Falbo and a Regent