1. 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 low-income and first-generation students—gives them the time, support, and confidence they need to make one of the most important decisions and investments of their lives.”

  2. 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 collaborative spirit and willingness to continue an important dialogue. We did not agree on everything, but we solidified a new partnership during the conversation. We […]

  3. 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. “We are allocating roughly $180 million from fund balances to bring this budget into balance,” UW System President Ray Cross told the Board. “It is […]

  4. 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. This will significantly improve the fiscal condition of our campuses into the future. It is one more demonstration of how our new partnership with the […]