1. UW System Board of Regents Statement Regarding UW-Oshkosh Foundation Declaring Bankruptcy

    The Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Michael M. Grebe issued the statement below following an announcement made by the UW-Oshkosh Foundation that it was declaring bankruptcy.  The UWO Foundation is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit entity separate from the UW System. “Our foundations play a crucial role in fundraising for our universities, and we are

  2. Board of Regents Announces Administrative Hiring Workgroup

    Group to explore ways to streamline hiring process for leadership roles

    UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling announces the creation of a workgroup to explore streamlining the hiring process for System and institutional leadership.  The group will also consider options to increase the number of applicants from non-academic backgrounds. “We have a wonderful group of chancellors and system leaders.  As the responsibilities of

  3. UW System Launches Recovery and Charter School Requests for Proposals

    Today, the UW System Office of Educational Opportunity (OEO) launches Request for Proposals (RFP) for a recovery high school, as well as charter schools in Madison or Milwaukee.  The Recovery School RFP seeks applicants for a pilot substance abuse recovery high school students located anywhere in Wisconsin. “The students who choose to attend the school

  4. UW System President Ray Cross Statement Regarding Foxconn Technology Group Announcement

    “We are very pleased to learn that Foxconn Technology Group will be locating its new plant in Wisconsin, where it will be working alongside one of the finest public university systems in the world. The University of Wisconsin System has been engaged in these discussions from early in the process. We have appreciated the opportunity

  5. Use New Mobile App to See Which UW Schools Are Right for You

    UW Journey matches students with their best UW campus fit based upon career goals, extracurricular interests

    College-bound students now have an easier way to find UW System campuses that best meets their needs. A new mobile app called UW Journey guides students through the college search process by comparing and contrasting the 26 UW System campuses.  It matches a student’s career goals, extracurricular interests, lifestyle and more.  Users can also sign

  6. Regents approve resolution reaffirming commitment to freedom of speech, expression (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday unanimously approved a resolution reaffirming its commitment to honoring freedom of speech and expression on campus. Regent President John Robert Behling, in his first report as the Board’s new leader, called for UW System President Ray Cross and his team to review current

  7. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents Students in the UW-Superior Black Student Union honored Superior Police Chief Nicholas Alexander. They presented him with a traditional African sash to show their appreciation for the police department’s support of the African American community. UW-Stout received a $425,000 grant from the Charles Koch Foundation

  8. Regents approve UW System’s annual operating budget (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents voted to approve a $6.2 billion annual operating budget for 2017-18 at its meeting Thursday in Madison. In introducing the budget, UW System President Ray Cross reiterated the need to consider the value students derive from a high-quality college experience, and whether the UW’s colleges

  9. UW System Board of Regents Statement Regarding UW-Oshkosh Foundation Financial Commitments Related to Real Estate Transactions

    The Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Michael M. Grebe confirmed today the Regents do not intend to use state dollars to meet the obligations of the UW-Oshkosh Foundation’s inappropriately made real estate related financial commitments. Grebe noted, “to do so would be inappropriate.” “University officials will continue to work with the Foundation’s leadership as

  10. UW System Board of Regents President John Robert Behling Statement Regarding Vote on Freedom of Expression Bill AB-299

    “The UW System and Board of Regents strongly believe in the freedom of expression, and we want to do more to ensure every voice is heard.  It is critical to our mission and the Wisconsin Idea that different viewpoints are shared and examined. “The Board of Regents has a responsibility to develop policies that will

  11. Dairy Summit Brings Together Industry Leaders and UW Researchers

    Dairy Event was the First of UW System’s Wisconsin Idea Summits

    More than 200 people were in attendance at the UW System Wisconsin Idea Dairy Summit today in Madison. Top researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers met to identify challenges and opportunities for the dairy industry moving forward. The dairy industry and farmers are vitally important to Wisconsin’s economy with farms producing 30 billion pounds of

  12. UW System President Cross Statement Regarding Joint Finance Committee Vote on Employee Compensation

    “We thank the Joint Finance Committee for the compensation plan it approved today.  Our faculty and staff work incredibly hard, and this increase recognizes that our institutions compete for talent at a national and international level.  This pay plan represents the largest investment the State has made in UW employees in more than a decade.”

  13. Board of Regents Elects First President from Chippewa Valley

    John Robert Behling to Serve as Next Regents’ President

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents elected a new Board president: John Robert Behling. Each June, the Board elects a President and Vice President. Regent Behling has served as the Vice President for the Board since 2015, and will begin his term as President immediately following today’s meeting. Behling is the first Board President

  14. Regents Honor Winners of 2017 Academic Staff Awards for Excellence (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – The UW System Board of Regents today honored two individuals and one program as this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence, the System’s highest recognition for members of its academic staff. See the June 5 UW System news release “We are honored to help recognize the individuals and programs that

  15. UW System Announces Members for New Advisory Diversity Council

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces the new UW System Diversity Council, which is an advisory body to the President on critical issues of diversity and inclusion affecting educational achievement, workforce development, and the future of Wisconsin’s economy.  The Council includes business and community leaders from across the state. “The Council’s connections to

  16. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents A fire in UW-Milwaukee’s theater building in April could have been devastating, but the community rallied around students and faculty. Shorewood High School offered space to rebuild the set, and the Milwaukee Repertory Theater offered its stage. And the show went on. Members of the

  17. UW System is building partnerships to meet state’s needs (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – A clear understanding of each other’s needs is key to successful partnerships between educators and the business community, Blake Moret, CEO of Rockwell Automation, told the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents. “We and our peer companies want to get involved but it takes more than just donations of hardware. We all

  18. Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence at its June 9 meeting in Milwaukee. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s award recipients represent the high caliber

  19. UW System and UW-Oshkosh Announce Innovative Pilot Program to Help Meet State’s IT Workforce Demands

    Students Complete First Year of College in High School

      Today, UW System and UW-Oshkosh officials announced a new, innovative pilot program to increase the number of Information Technology (IT) professionals in Wisconsin. Governor Walker was on hand to announce this new initiative: students can complete their first year of college while in high school to earn a bachelor’s degree more quickly. This helps

  20. President Cross Statement on Joint Finance Committee Vote on UW System 2017-19 Biennial Budget

    “I would like to thank the members of the Joint Finance Committee for their support of the UW System. In particular, I want to thank Speaker Vos, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Finance Co-Chairs Darling and Nygren, as well as Senator Harsdorf and Representative Born, for their leadership in bringing forward the UW System budget motion and

  21. UW System Announces Dairy Summit to Convene Top Researchers, Dairy Industry and Agriculture Community

    Dairy Event to be First of UW System’s Wisconsin Idea Summits

    Today, President Ray Cross announced that the University of Wisconsin System will host a Dairy Summit. The Summit will be held at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison on June 19 to bring industry leaders together with world-renowned UW researchers.  Collectively, they will help identify key priorities for Wisconsin’s dairy industry moving forward. “The dairy industry

  22. 125 Undergraduate Students Showcase Research at UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda

    State legislators joined UW System and institutional leaders in welcoming 125 students and more than 50 faculty mentors to the State Capitol for the UW System’s 14th Annual Research in the Rotunda event. “UW System institutions help develop the innovators, entrepreneurs, and researchers of tomorrow. It is an honor to watch the students’ intellectual and

  23. Board of Regents honors outstanding UW System teachers (day 2 news summary)

    PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards Friday. The awards, which celebrate outstanding achievements in teaching, are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The awards are “a welcome reminder of what a treasure we have

  24. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Platteville students are collaborating on a cutting-edge cancer research project. They are investigating a new way to target and kill cancer cells by inducing a pH change in the individual cell. The students will present their work at Research in the Rotunda on April 12.

  25. New report card will track progress on UW System 2020FWD initiatives, goals (day 1 news summary)

    PLATTEVILLE – The University of Wisconsin System is developing a new report card to measure progress toward meeting the goals in its 2020FWD strategic plan and initiatives. “The UW System is committed to accountability and transparency. While we have more than 55 different pieces of data we currently illustrate on our Accountability Dashboard, we want

  26. Board of Regents Discusses Accountability, Transparency

    UW System to Implement 2020FWD Report Card

    Today, at the Board of Regents meeting at UW-Platteville, the Regents and UW System President Ray Cross discussed accountability as part of an overall discussion about the System’s 2017-19 biennial budget request. “The UW System is committed to accountability and transparency.  While we have more than 55 different pieces of data we currently illustrate on

  27. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 25th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards on April 7 in Platteville at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize outstanding achievements in teaching. They are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. The monetary value of the award

  28. Financial aid, regulatory reform, and research funding lead UW System’s federal priorities for 2017 (news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System will pursue several key issues as part of its federal agenda for the upcoming congressional session, the Board of Regents heard Thursday. Top priorities for 2017 will include federal financial aid for students, relief from burdensome regulations, and sustained funding for research and development. “Federal support helps all

  29. UW System to Focus on Financial Aid, Regulatory Relief, and Research Funding in Upcoming Federal Congressional Session

    At the Board of Regents meeting today, the UW System outlined several areas it will focus on in the upcoming congressional legislative session.  The System’s key priorities for 2017 include federal financial aid for students, relief from burdensome regulations, and sustained funding for research and development. “Federal support helps all campuses attract and retain promising

  30. UW System Announces Members for New Business Council

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces the members of the new UW System Business Council.  This Council includes key industry leaders from around the state with varied backgrounds, experience, and business perspectives.  This group will meet several times a year to discuss long-term strategic issues and advise the UW System about how the

  31. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Whitewater student Brandon Fong is now a published author. His book on college success is receiving rave reviews from famous CEO’s including Kevin Harrington from ABC’s hit show, ‘Shark Tank.’ This January, six high school students from UW-Superior’s Upward Bound program took part in a

  32. UW System Leaders Testify in Support of Substance Abuse Recovery School Bill

    Today, UW System President Ray Cross and Director of the Office of Educational Opportunity Gary Bennett testified before the Assembly Committee on Education in support of Special Session Assembly Bill 6. The bill would authorize a pilot recovery school that would serve up to 15 students diagnosed with drug abuse and addiction. “Faculty and staff

  33. President Cross Statement on Governor’s 2017-19 Capital Budget Recommendations

    “We appreciate the funding the Governor provided in his budget which will allow us to make general repairs across the UW System, as well as update the technology our students are using in the classroom. “We carefully developed a reasonable capital budget plan to perform a limited amount of work each year at a steady

  34. President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Budget for UW System

    “We are feeling very positive about the Governor’s proposed budget.  It is a reinvestment in the UW System as we requested, and is certainly a wonderful first step for higher education.  It demonstrates the appreciation for the value and economic impact the UW System brings to Wisconsin. “I look forward to working with the Governor

  35. President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    “Our 2020FWD strategic framework, which serves as the basis of our budget request, aligns UW System resources with Wisconsin’s greatest needs.  The initiatives outlined in 2020FWD will help keep college affordable for students and families, develop the workforce the state needs now and in the future, reinvigorate the state’s economy, and enhance the lives of our citizens. “The UW

  36. Board of Regents President Regina Millner Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    “We appreciate the Governor’s investment in the UW System.  As Regents, we have a strong responsibility to keep the UW System affordable and accessible for Wisconsin families while protecting the quality and excellence for which we are known the world over.  Our graduates contribute to thriving communities, a robust workforce, and globally competitive businesses.  Wisconsin

  37. Board of Regents Vice President John R. Behling Statement on Governor’s Proposed Investment in UW System

    “UW System campuses are in an ideal position to drive a stronger Wisconsin economy.  Our biennial budget request – which supports 2020FWD strategic priorities – keeps a UW System education affordable, high quality, and relevant for Wisconsin graduates and employers.  The UW System gives Wisconsin its best return on taxpayers’ investment, and we appreciate the

  38. Board recognizes winners of Regent Diversity Awards (day 2 news summary)

      MADISON – The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents honored the ninth annual winners of its Regents Diversity Awards Friday. 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. Regent Mark Tyler, chair

  39. UW System launches new website on sexual violence, harassment

    University of Wisconsin System today launches a new website that quickly connects users with the services and resources located at each UW System institution to address sexual violence and harassment. “This new website provides ready access to a range of support services, reports, and other resources both at our institutions and at the System level

  40. “News from around the UW System”

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents  UW-Madison’s Badgerloop team is heading “back to the future” in an international competition featuring futuristic high-speed transportation. The team’s 200-mph pod levitates its passengers through an above-ground vacuum tube. A team from MIT and another from the Netherlands were the only ones to score higher

  41. UW System programs meeting the state’s workforce needs (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System’s array of academic programs is well aligned to meet the workforce needs of the state, now and into the future, according to a report presented Thursday to the Board of Regents. “Our institutions produce well-rounded individuals who contribute to our society and economy – they are informed, engaged

  42. UW System Academic Programs Tied to Meeting Wisconsin’s Workforce Needs

    Today, at the Board of Regents meeting, the UW System presented new programs it has added during the past year, highlighting those in the STEM, healthcare and entrepreneurship fields.  UW System graduates are an ongoing source of support for Wisconsin’s economy, and these additions in the academic program array are closely tied to Wisconsin’s workforce

  43. Winners of Regents’ Diversity Awards announced

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the ninth annual winners of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 3 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each winner will receive $5,000 to support professional

  44. Sean P. Nelson Named UW System Vice President for Finance

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Sean P. Nelson has been named UW System’s next Vice President for Finance.  Nelson will begin in his new post on April 17. “At a time when higher education in this country is changing rapidly, Sean brings a unique combination of leadership skills and expertise to

  45. Board of Regents, UW System and Wisconsin Department of Justice Pursue Civil Lawsuit Against Two Former Employees

    The Board of Regents and UW System have asked the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) to pursue civil legal action against former UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells and former Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer (CBO) Thomas Sonnleitner.  Wells and Sonnleitner are being sued­ for improper financial transactions that occurred under the former administration from

  46. Cramer Named UW System Vice President for Administration

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announces that Robert G. Cramer has been named UW System’s next Vice President for Administration. Cramer will begin in his new post on January 28th. “Robert is highly regarded at UW-Platteville and around the state,” says President Cross. “His background and experiences prepare him well for this opportunity to