1. President Cross Statement on State Building Commission votes

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s votes do not diminish the need for a reinvestment in our repair and renovation projects throughout Wisconsin. Over 60% of our buildings are between 45 and 70 years old. The risks to safety, to our maintenance costs, and to Wisconsin’s […]

  2. UW System partner Fund for Wisconsin Scholars improves lives

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    One of the pleasures of leading the University of Wisconsin System is listening to students describe how our campuses have improved their lives. I had another reminder of that at the recent 10th anniversary celebration of the Fund for Wisconsin Scholars (FFWS), the magnificent $175-million gift from UW-Madison alumni John and Tashia Morgridge. I left […]

  3. Provost Guilfoile appointed UW-Stout interim chancellor

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that Patrick Guilfoile has agreed to serve as UW-Stout’s interim Chancellor. Guilfoile, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at UW-Stout, will step into the new role Aug. 18. After consulting with leaders of the UW System Board of Regents and members of […]

  4. UW System launching advising initiative to increase student success (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is changing the way it delivers student advising to help ensure student success, especially for underrepresented students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students. In December, the Board of Regents entered into a five-year contract with the Education Advisory Board (EAB) to use the company’s Navigate Student […]

  5. President Cross Statement on Governor’s Proposed Capital Budget

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “We appreciate that the Governor recognizes many of the challenges in facility repair, renovation, and replacement that the University of Wisconsin System is facing. Our challenges are significant as we seek to update antiquated buildings and systems to ensure the safe and […]

  6. UW System enhances efforts to address achievement gaps

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is enhancing its efforts to ensure student success – especially for underrepresented students of color, first-generation students, and low-income students – by expanding student advising services. The UW System Board of Regents in December entered into a five-year contract with Education Advisory Board (EAB) to use the […]

  7. UW System’s Regent Scholar grant recipients to be honored for research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will recognize recipients of the 2019 Regent Scholar grants at its March 7 meeting in Madison. The Regent Scholar program provides prestigious, one-time grants of $50,000 to individual faculty or campus programs that undertake undergraduate research projects having the potential to foster innovation, entrepreneurship, […]

  8. Statements on the retirement of UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin–Stout Chancellor Robert (Bob) Meyer announced on Monday that he will step down as of August 18, 2019. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross: “Bob understands the history, the importance, and the value of UW-Stout and its polytechnic mission in a way that few others can. For decades, he […]

  9. President Cross Statement on Budget Address

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “We applaud Governor Evers’ enthusiastic commitment to funding higher education and the University of Wisconsin System. We agree that higher education is vital to growing Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, improving lives, and providing Wisconsinites opportunities to earn higher wages. “By fully funding […]

  10. Regents recognize 11th annual Diversity Awards recipients (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored recipients of its 11th annual Diversity Awards Friday. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. See the UW System 11th annual Diversity Awards news release Regent Mark Tyler, chair of the […]

  11. Capacity-building initiatives will spur innovation and improve state’s talent pipeline, student success

    MADISON, Wis. – Capacity-building Initiatives at University of Wisconsin System campuses are critical to the UW System’s goals of enhancing student success, improving the state’s talent pipeline, and spurring innovation. “To grow capacity will require additional investments in faculty, support staff, and facilities, to be able to enroll more students and produce more graduates in […]

  12. News Around the UW System – February 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Biomedical engineering undergraduates at UW-Madison work in teams over multiple semesters to solve real-world problems. Students recently showcased their work, including prototypes for bone transplants, post-surgery limb compression, and kidney stone prevention. To help move research from the lab to market, students also practice short pitches to entrepreneurs at […]

  13. Investments needed to repair, renovate aging UW System buildings (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – More than half of the University of Wisconsin System’s buildings were built in the 1950s-70s, and many now require significant repair and renovation work to ensure continued safety as well as to support continued excellence in teaching, learning, and research, according to a UW System capital planning leader. Several biennia of operational […]

  14. Investments needed to repair, renovate aging UW System buildings

    Maintenance now will reduce overall costs; ensure safety; and support teaching, learning, and research

    MADISON, Wis. – More than half of the University of Wisconsin System’s buildings were built in the three decades starting in 1950, and many now require significant repair and renovation work to ensure continued safety as well as to support excellence in teaching, learning, and research. “By investing in repairs and renovation before it is […]

  15. Record number of students earn degrees at UW System institutions

    UW System students of color also graduate in record numbers

    MADISON, Wis. – A record number of students graduated from the University of Wisconsin System in the 2017-18 academic year, according to figures released Wednesday on the System’s innovative Accountability Dashboard. The 36,825 graduates at all levels represent an increase of 13.4 percent over 10 years earlier (2007-08, when 32,475 degrees were conferred). Degrees at […]

  16. Regents’ 2019 Diversity Awards recipients announced

    Educators in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and Oshkosh recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 11th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 8 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 […]

  17. Flexible Option Business Administration bachelor’s degree now offered through UW-Parkside

    Online program empowers busy adult learners to progress at their own pace

    (Revised February 2, 2019) MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin–Parkside is now offering a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) degree in the self-paced, competency-based UW Flexible Option format. Applications are being accepted and students may begin coursework at the beginning of any month. “UW-Parkside is excited to offer the business administration degree […]

  18. UW System studies teacher education enrollments, incentives

    Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders will develop recommendations

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is pleased to announce the creation of a task force to help identify how UW System institutions can better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders. An eight-member UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin will produce […]

  19. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President John Robert Behling appointed an 11-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 voting members, including […]

  20. Statement on inauguration of Gov. Tony Evers and newly elected state legislative officials

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Congratulations to Governor Tony Evers on his inauguration and to members of the State Legislature as they are sworn into office today. As a former member of the University of Wisconsin System’s Board of Regents, Governor Evers knows the vital role UW […]