1. Focused on affordability, Regents approve financial aid boost (day 2 news summary)

    Board also unanimously approves $6.35 billion annual budget

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – With college affordability a top priority, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a UW System proposal recommending increased state funding for financial aid at its meeting Friday at UW-Milwaukee. The UW System is requesting an increase of $3.25 million in 2018-19 for the Wisconsin Grant-University of Wisconsin (UW) program, […]

  2. UW System Board of Regents leadership re-elected

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By unanimous vote, Regent John Robert Behling of Eau Caire was today re-elected President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Regent Drew Petersen of Middleton was re-elected to serve as Vice President of the Board. Both positions have a one-year term. Behling has served on the Board since […]

  3. Focused on affordability, Regents approve financial aid boost

    Board also unanimously approves $6.35 billion annual budget

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – With college affordability a top priority, the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approved a UW System proposal recommending increased state funding for financial aid at its meeting today at UW-Milwaukee. The UW System is requesting an increase of $3.25 million in 2018-19 for the Wisconsin Grant-University of Wisconsin (UW) program, […]

  4. News Around the UW System – June 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents   UW-Milwaukee senior Kirill Shmilovich works with assistant professor of physics Ionel Popa to study how protein hydrogels respond to force. This work could help develop better artificial tissues and smart drug delivery systems. Kirill was one of 60 undergraduates from across the country invited to speak […]

  5. President Cross announces application fees waived for UW Colleges applicants (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System will be waiving application fees for all students applying to any of the 13 two-year UW Colleges campuses for the Fall 2018 term, effective today and running through Sept. 7, 2018. “During the transitional period of restructuring, we want to reassure prospective students that all campuses remain open […]

  6. Regents call for UW System to develop more robust policies to safeguard against sexual harassment

    Changes to hiring, reference check policies will be considered

    MILWAUKEE – The Board of Regents unanimously approved a resolution today calling for University of Wisconsin System to develop or modify certain human resources policies to ensure more robust hiring and reference check processes related to sexual harassment be implemented at all UW System institutions. “The board has a paramount responsibility to ensure the safety […]

  7. Students applying to UW System two-year campuses have application fees waived

    One-time waiver is intended to encourage more students to apply to college

    University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that application fees will be waived, effective immediately and through Sept. 7, for students applying to any of the 13 two-year UW Colleges campuses for the upcoming fall 2018 term. This is when the largest volume of applications to the UW Colleges are usually submitted. “Waiving […]

  8. Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Teachers

    Educators in Eau Claire, Baraboo, and Green Bay recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 26th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards on June 8 in Milwaukee 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 […]

  9. UW System Board to consider additional safeguards against sexual harassment

    Recommended changes to hiring, reference checks to be discussed at June Board

    MADISON – At Governor Walker’s request, University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, in consultation with Board of Regents leadership and campus stakeholders, is calling for more robust hiring and reference check processes related to sexual harassment to be implemented at all UW System institutions. “The UW System has zero tolerance for sexual harassment. There […]

  10. President Cross Column: UW System Prepares Young Professionals in Eau Claire

    “I liked initially that the internship was at the Dunn County Community Services building with human services. I’ve been able to shadow a lot of the departments, including Veterans Service and behavioral health. I just shadowed crisis management and learned the process they must go through. I am interested in mental health a lot.” -Sydney […]

  11. President Cross Column: UW System Prepares Young Professionals in Oshkosh

    “This position has been extremely valuable to me not only to refine my PR skills, but to learn more about the different PR industries. I want to work in the entertainment industry, and working with the Herd has shown me how much of an impact a sports team can have on its community and how […]

  12. President Cross Column: UW System Prepares Young Professionals in Stevens Point

    “I grew up here. I like the community. I really want a career here. The university was a great fit. I was conscious of spending money, and I could live at home. I love to fish and hunt, and UW-Stevens Point made that accessible.” -Mason Czaikowski, UW Stevens Point student interning at Skyward Young professionals […]

  13. President Cross Column: UW System Prepares Young Professionals in Madison

    “Being able to shadow officers during their daily meetings and tasks helped me better understand how an embassy functions. I was able to get advice from current professionals and build my network of contacts.” -Ruth Lied, UW-Madison Student Young professionals are a vital component of Wisconsin’s workforce and economy. The UW System continually works to […]

  14. President Cross Column: UW System Prepares Young Professionals in La Crosse

    “In this job the answer is not given to us, we have to figure it out on our own. These hands-on experiences helped greatly in learning to apply myself.” -Kelsey Kotecki, UW La Crosse alumna working for Superior Fresh Young professionals are a vital component of Wisconsin’s workforce and economy. The UW System continually works […]

  15. President Cross Column: UW System Prepares Young Professionals in Green Bay

    “This experience is valuable from so many perspectives including professional experience, medical field experience, patient contact and the chance to use top-of-the-line technology that is not present in most clinics.” -David Propson, UW Green Bay Junior Young professionals are a vital component of Wisconsin’s workforce and economy. The UW System continually works to ensure that […]

  16. Board of Regents Audit Committee Chair Statement Regarding DOJ Criminal Charges Against Former UW-Oshkosh Officials

    Today, the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) filed criminal charges against former UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells and former Vice-Chancellor of Administrative Services and Chief Business Officer Thomas Sonnleitner.  Wells and Sonnleitner are being charged in relation to improper financial transactions that occurred under their former administration from 2010-2014 related to five real estate projects. In January […]

  17. UW System Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs James Henderson Retires, Karen Schmitt Named Interim

    James P. Henderson, Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the University of Wisconsin System, has announced that he will retire effective June 1, 2018. UW System President Ray Cross announced today that Karen R. Schmitt will serve as interim Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She begins her new post on June […]

  18. UW System Receives $4 Million in Broadband Funding

    Money will help support campus internet-based learning efforts

    The UW System will receive $4 million to support health care education delivery through broadband and telecommunications services on all 26 campuses.  The UW System applied for the funding, which will be distributed over three years from the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).  UW campuses will use the funding to support the telecommunications systems that deliver […]

  19. Wisconsin Students Showcase Innovative Research at State Capitol

    Today, nearly 130 students and their faculty mentors from every UW campus across the state traveled to the State Capitol in Madison to showcase their important and innovative research at the UW System’s 15th Annual Research in the Rotunda event. Students presented their work to the public, state legislators, UW alumni, and other supporters while […]

  20. Regents Honor Recipients of Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON – The UW System Board of Regents today honored two individuals and one program as this year’s recipients of its Academic Staff Excellence Awards, the System’s highest recognition for members of its academic staff. See the UW System news release announcing the 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Awards “This year’s award recipients represent the stellar […]

  21. Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting in Madison. 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 stellar quality of our academic […]

  22. News Around the UW System – April 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Green Bay environmental science undergraduates mimic the mechanics of volcano magma using gelatin and wax. This student capstone experience models how magmas are transported through the Earth’s crust, including economically important ore deposits. UW-Eau Claire’s student and faculty researchers conducted a history harvest to gather […]

  23. Restructuring Is Positioning Students and UW System for the Future, Chancellors Say (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt told the Board of Regents that the joining of UW Colleges campuses with four-year UW institutions as of July 1 is “a once-in-a-generation opportunity to help transform lives.” “The new university we are creating together can be a force that helps further transform our rising region” by […]

  24. UW System Celebrates Strong Partnerships During National Agriculture Week

    Wisconsin’s agriculture industry is vital to Wisconsin’s economy. This week, campuses across the University of Wisconsin System are celebrating National Agriculture Week (March 18-24) by highlighting their strong partnerships with Wisconsin’s agriculture industry, as well as UW research innovations that have helped boost agriculture across our state. “Growing up on a farm, I learned valuable […]

  25. Join Statewide UW College Fairs to Find the Right Campus for You

    Join a UW Journey college fair at any of UW Colleges’ 13 campuses across the state. These recruitment events are open to students looking to transfer from a two-year campus into a four-year institution, as well as new students looking to start their UW journey. Talk to representatives from all the UW campuses to help […]

  26. Legislative Audit Bureau Confirms UW Payments to Foundations Appropriate

    Findings Consistent with UW System Internal Review Issued in October 2017

    Today, the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) released a report detailing its evaluation of the relationships between University of Wisconsin System (UWS) institutions and affiliated foundations.  LAB reviewed a ten-year time period, and found the financial transactions between UW institutions and foundations to be appropriate, consistent with the UW System’s review issued in October 2017.  The […]

  27. President Ray Cross Statement Regarding Passing of Chancellor Emeritus Sorensen

    “Our thoughts are with Chancellor Emeritus Sorensen’s family, friends, and our UW-Stout campus.  Chuck served the UW System proudly for more than two decades, and his passing will certainly be felt in the community.  I am proud to have called Chuck a friend and colleague, and he will be missed.” President Ray Cross UW System

  28. Wisconsin Public Television and Radio to Return to UW-Madison

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents’ Executive Committee approved a resolution to return UW-Extension’s public media services – Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) and Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) – to its historic home, UW-Madison. WPR and WPT are located on the UW-Madison campus.  The resolution is part of the ongoing restructuring of UW Colleges and […]

  29. UW System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President John Robert Behling Statements Regarding UW System Compensation Plan Approval

    On February 14, 2018, the legislature’s Joint Committee on Employment Relations (JCOER) unanimously approved a pay plan increase for UW System employees. UW System President Ray Cross “We thank the Joint Committee on Employment Relations for unanimously approving the largest compensation increase UW employees have seen in nearly a decade.  These increases will be important […]

  30. Regents Recognize 10th Annual Diversity Awards Recipients (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the 10th annual recipients of its Regents’ Diversity Awards Friday. The awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Regent Mark Tyler, chair of the selection committee, said the award recipients show “a […]

  31. News Around the UW System – February 2018

    Report by President Ray Cross to the Board of Regents UW-Madison researchers partnered with UCLA to confirm a 3½ billion-year-old piece of rock contained the oldest fossils ever found. Geoscience Professor John Valley led the study of the Western Australia fossil – and the results confirmed this is the earliest direct evidence of life on Earth. […]

  32. UW System Provides Update on Project Aimed at Improving Student Access, Affordability and Opportunity (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON – Rob Cramer, Vice President for Administration, updated the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents on current and future implementation and planning for the UW Colleges and UW-Extension restructuring project at its meeting Thursday. “The primary objectives of the restructuring are access, affordability, and opportunity,” Cramer said. “It is important to keep these […]

  33. Regents’ Diversity Awards Recipients Announced

    The UW System Board of Regents will honor the tenth annual recipients of its Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 9 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 recipient will receive $5,000 to support professional […]

  34. $2.3 Million Grant Supports UW System Math Initiative to Increase Student Success

    Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation and Affiliates aims to increase student success

    The University of Wisconsin System has received a $2.3 million grant from Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates in support of its ongoing Math Initiative, a coordinated, systemwide effort. The Math Initiative is designed to help students complete—in their first year of college—relevant introductory mathematics education that aligns to their program of study and […]

  35. Staff Changes

    President Cross accepted Jessica Tormey’s resignation effective January 29. Ms. Tormey has served the UW System since 2007, and most recently served as Chief of Staff and Vice President of University Relations. Ms. Tormey made a personal choice to leave the organization based upon a personal mistake and how media coverage of those decisions potentially reflected […]

  36. President Cross Statement on Passage of Assembly Bill AB 675

    Today, the Assembly Committee on State Affairs passed the provisions included in AB 675, legislation that will streamline the building project approval process at the Wisconsin Department of Administration.  The legislation reflects language supported by the UW System Board of Regents that was originally included in Governor Walker’s proposed 2017-19 biennial budget.  The bill was […]

  37. Board of Regents’ Executive Committee Approves Administrative Functions Related to UW Colleges and UW-Extension Restructuring Initiative

    Decision Protects Student Financial Aid Packages

    Today, the UW System Board of Regents’ Executive Committee approved a resolution that will allow all UW comprehensive and research institutions to offer the UW Colleges’ Associate of Arts and Sciences (AAS) degree in the online format as part of the restructuring initiative.  The resolution also allows UW-Milwaukee to offer the AAS in the Flexible […]