1. UW System President Cross, UW-Madison Chancellor Blank on Congressional extension of Federal Perkins Loan Program

    UW System President Ray Cross “Today’s Congressional action represents a major victory for students and families who have come to rely on Perkins loans as part of the array of financial […]

  2. Regents reaffirm commitment to historic principles of academic freedom, freedom of expression (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted Friday to reaffirm its commitment and support for the principles of academic freedom and freedom of expression. In […]

  3. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Madison student Colin Higgins is one of only 32 students nationwide to win a Rhodes Scholarship, funding two to three […]

  4. UW System President Ray Cross calls for more, earlier connections between UW students and Wisconsin businesses (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System needs to proactively do more to connect its graduates with career options and opportunities with Wisconsin businesses, UW System President Ray Cross told […]

  5. Finalists named in search for UW System academic and student affairs leader

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the names of the finalists for the position of Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the […]

  6. Statewide survey leads Phase Two of UW System strategic planning process

    MADISON, Wis. – With a listening session tour of the state complete, Phase Two of the University of Wisconsin System’s strategic planning process is about to launch, and, once again, […]

  7. College Readiness Webinars help prepare students for success

    Webinars are collaborative effort of UW System and State PK-12

    MADISON, Wis. – Aiming to enhance students’ college readiness and reduce the need for developmental or remedial education, more than 90 high school teachers, counselors, principals, and others from around […]

  8. UW VETS Certification program launches

    UW System now accepting campus applications

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System announced that starting today it will begin accepting applications from campuses for UW VETS Certification, officially recognizing their exceptional commitment to helping […]

  9. 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. 30 […]

  10. Joint Statement: UW System President Ray Cross and UW System Chancellors on campus concealed carry bill

    “We take the safety of our campus communities very seriously and know that our legislative partners do as well. We have significant concerns and questions with this proposal and cannot […]

  11. Regents approve lifting cap on out-of-state students at UW-Madison (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today voted to waive the existing limit on the number of out-of-state students at UW-Madison. For four years starting next […]

  12. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents   Four UW-Platteville students got to travel “down under,” after they earned the right to compete on the U.S. team […]

  13. UW System’s Program Revenue fund balance continues to drop (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents today that the UW System’s program revenue fund balance at the end of fiscal year 2015 […]

  14. Statement: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System, on expiration of Federal Perkins Loan Program

    “The expiration of the Federal Perkins Loan Program today is a loss for students in the University of Wisconsin System and across the United States. The Perkins program had a […]

  15. UW System hosts listening sessions at UW-Green Bay on Sept. 15

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System continues its series of strategic planning listening sessions, scheduled throughout the state, at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay on Tuesday, Sept. 15. UW […]

  16. Regents share perspectives on fetal tissue research bill (day 2 news summary)

    WHITEWATER – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents weighed in on a bill currently moving through the state legislature that could potentially impose restrictions on research involving use […]

  17. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Parkside reports that Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin will serve as Executive in Residence later this month. Mr. Feigin was […]

  18. UW System unveils new Accountability Dashboard (day 1 news summary)

    WHITEWATER – The University of Wisconsin System, which was the first statewide system of higher education in the nation to issue an annual accountability report back in 1993, is officially […]

  19. UW System starts listening sessions at UW-La Crosse on Sept. 1

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System kicks off its series of strategic planning listening sessions, scheduled throughout the state, at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse on Tuesday, Sept. 1. […]

  20. Statement: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System, on Wisconsin Technology Council principles to guide future of higher education

    “We appreciate the support of the Wisconsin Technology Council. Its members recognize the critical roles UW System institutions play in strengthening the economic vitality of this state. We know there […]

  21. UW System seeks statewide input in developing its new strategic plan

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System is hitting the road to listen to the people. As part of developing a new strategic plan, the University is asking for input […]

  22. UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients

    2015 marks 20th anniversary of award

      MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 17 recipients of the 2015 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, […]

  23. UW System honors Dr. P.B. Poorman Award recipients for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 2015 recipients of the Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ People. The P.B. Poorman […]

  24. Statement: Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System on “Simplifying the Application for Student Aid Act (H.R. 3177)”

    “One of our top priorities is providing more students easier access to an affordable, quality higher education. Making income data available earlier and more accessible for families— particularly families with […]

  25. Statement of UW System President Cross following signing of the 2015-17 biennial budget

    Our efforts during the last six months required a commitment to listening, to partnership and to reform. We carry those values with us going forward. We thank legislators for their […]

  26. UW Regents approve 2015-16 annual operating budget (news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted 15-2 Thursday to approve a $6.194 billion annual operating budget for 2015-16 that includes significant reductions in fund balances. […]

  27. Statement by Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    We greatly appreciate the support of Sen. Petrowski and all of the Senate members who voted in support of making $25 million of the UW System funding reduction a lapse. […]

  28. Regents approve tenure policy, elect new leadership (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously passed a resolution to move language concerning tenure as it currently exists in state statute into Regent […]

  29. UW System Board of Regents elects new leadership

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By unanimous vote, Regent Regina Millner of Madison was today elected President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Regent John Behling of Eau […]

  30. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents More than 50 volunteers came to Memorial Park at UW-Platteville recently to plant 4,000 seedlings. You will recall that it […]

  31. UW Board of Regents focus on budget, tenure reform (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – While budget debates may sometimes test civility and threaten to divide people, UW System President Ray Cross called for looking at the big picture. “At the end of […]

  32. Regents to honor winners of 2015 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 June 5 […]

  33. Statement by UW System Regent President Michael Falbo on Joint Finance Committee action:

    “We appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s action today and the spirit of collaboration we have developed with its members and the legislature. With President Cross’s leadership, this new sense of […]

  34. Statement by UW System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents Vice President Regina Millner on the Joint Finance Committee’s proposed changes to shared governance and tenure:

    “When the Governor released his budget in January, the leadership of UW System and the Board of Regents spoke with one voice and immediately expressed our commitment to uphold the […]

  35. Statement by University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross on proposed Joint Finance Committee motion

    “Today’s proposed action by the Joint Finance Committee represents a significant reduction in the cut to the UW System. I want to express my gratitude to these legislators as well […]

  36. Beverly A. Kopper named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    MADISON, Wis. – Beverly A. Kopper has been named the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved Kopper’s appointment, following […]

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

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Raymond Cross has announced three undergraduate student winners of the annual UW System Liberal Arts Essay Scholarship Competition. Now in its 10th […]

  38. UW-Whitewater chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater. A 21-member search and screen committee, chaired by Dr. […]

  39. 130 students to showcase undergraduate research at 12th Posters in the Rotunda

    The impact of exercise on balance in the aging population. The blurring line between human and artificial intelligence. The value of opera-outreach to young children getting their first taste of […]

  40. Six UW System faculty selected to lead grant project focused on student success

    MADISON, Wis. – Faculty leaders will work with educators across the University of Wisconsin System and the country to make student learning outcomes and proficiencies key measures of student success, […]

  41. Statement by Ray Cross, President, UW System, on budget errata

    The Governor’s errata makes a number of welcome corrections to his budget proposal, including several key aspects of the public authority proposal and the preservation of the Wisconsin Idea. We […]

  42. Regents approve selected tuition increases, recognize UW System’s outstanding teachers (news summary)

    UW System Board of Regents April Meeting, Day Two News Summary

    WAUKESHA – To bring its rates closer to competitive market rates, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday ratified targeted tuition increases for non-resident, graduate, and professional […]

  43. “News from Around the UW System”

    April 10, 2015 - 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. There is a lot of good work being done, and we all can take pride in […]

  44. President Cross: Flexibilities endure with accountability (news summary)

    UW System, legislators, experts examine new metrics to ensure flexibilities proposed in budget are effective, long-lasting (April 9 Board of Regents news summary)

    WAUKESHA – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents Thursday that there is significant momentum in UW System Administration and legislative efforts to seek a […]

  45. 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 […]

  46. 11 institutions, 4 weeks

    President Cross’s campus conversations run into April

    UW System President Ray Cross is hitting the road in the weeks ahead, engaging students, staff and faculty at 11 UW institutions around Wisconsin in conversations about the state budget […]

  47. Regents support resolution calling for reduced cuts, flexibilities, and dedicated funding stream for UW System (news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted unanimously Thursday to support a resolution calling for the legislature to substantially reduce the proposed base funding cuts to […]

  48. Cross, UWEC Chancellor ask Joint Finance Committee to approve Authority, dedicated funding stream and to help reduce cut

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross testified before the state Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance Tuesday, requesting that members approve the UW System Authority and a dedicated funding stream […]

  49. UW System focused on supporting student transfers

    MADISON – With transfers an increasingly standard part of the university experience, the University of Wisconsin System is hosting a symposium Thursday in Wisconsin Dells to examine current practices as […]

  50. President Ray Cross Op-ed: Tools to build UW System of the future in the state budget proposal

    Public higher education in Wisconsin has always kept a strong focus on the future. That is why it is encouraging to me to see the elements in Governor Scott Walker’s […]

  51. Regents honor 7th annual Diversity Award winners (news summary)

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

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the seventh annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards today in Madison. The awards were established by the Board […]

  52. “News from Around the UW System”

    February 6, 2015 - Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents

    At this time, I want to take a brief moment to share some of the good work that students, faculty, and staff are doing around the UW System: UW-La Crosse […]

  53. Regents weigh in on proposed biennial budget and impact on UW System (news summary)

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

    MADISON – The Governor’s proposed biennial state budget offers new identity and opportunity for the University of Wisconsin System, UW System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents  Thursday. […]

  54. UW System President Cross issues statement on Governor’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea

    UW System President Ray Cross is sharing a brief statement following his earlier statement today regarding the Wisconsin Idea and in response to Governor Walker’s announcement that related, key language […]

  55. UW System President Ray Cross issues statement on Wisconsin Idea

    The University of Wisconsin System releases the following statement from UW System President Ray Cross: “The Wisconsin Idea is embedded in our DNA. It is so much more than words […]

  56. Statement from UW System President Cross on Governor Walker’s budget address

    In response to Governor Walker’s announcement today regarding his proposed 2015-17 budget, the University of Wisconsin System is sharing the following statement from UW System President Ray Cross: “As part […]

  57. Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the seventh annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on Feb. 6 in Madison. The awards program […]

  58. Statements from University of Wisconsin System leadership regarding Governor Walker’s proposed UW System budget for the 2015-17 biennium

    In response to Governor Walker’s announcement this morning regarding the proposed University of Wisconsin System budget for the 2015-17 biennium, the UW System is sharing the following statements from leadership: […]

  59. UW System Regent Scholars to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    MADISON – Five recipients of the new Regent Scholar awards will be honored by the Research, Economic Development, and Innovation (REDI) Committee at the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents’ […]

  60. UW System names new communications leader

    MADISON – Alex Hummel has been named Associate Vice President for Communications with the University of Wisconsin System Administration (UWSA). UW System Vice President for University Relations James Villa announced […]

  61. UW-Whitewater chancellor search committee named

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has appointed a 21-member search and screen committee to help identify a successor to UW-Whitewater Chancellor Richard Telfer, who announced on […]