1. Dwight C. Watson named new chancellor of UW-Whitewater

    Appointment takes effect Aug. 1

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 17th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Watson’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Watson will step into […]

  2. State, taxpayer investment boosts UW System as economic driver, talent pipeline

    By Ryan Ring, Regent, University of Wisconsin System

    I would not be where I am today if it were not for the University of Wisconsin System. This month I will earn my diploma from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, becoming the first in my family to graduate from a four-year college. I am also concluding one of the most rewarding experiences of my […]

  3. UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist candidate Way withdraws

    MADISON, Wis.—UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist candidate Philip K. Way has withdrawn from consideration for the position. The meeting of the Special Regent Committee scheduled for Friday will proceed as planned.  

  4. UW System graduates invaluable to Wisconsin communities, economy

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    As Wisconsin policymakers craft the next state budget, I urge them to consider the invaluable benefits the University of Wisconsin System brings to all parts of the state. The governor and legislature have shared priorities to improve wages and attract and retain talent to meet workforce demands. That’s why, as graduates walk across the stage […]

  5. UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist withdraws

    MADISON, Wis.—UW-Whitewater chancellor finalist candidate Guiyou Huang has withdrawn from consideration for the position. All public events related to Huang’s visit are cancelled. He was scheduled to visit the Whitewater campus on Tuesday, May 7, and the Rock County campus on Wednesday, May 8.  

  6. UW-Whitewater chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at UW-Whitewater. An 11-member search and screen committee, led by Regent Tracey Klein and UW-Whitewater Associate Professor Eric Compas, recommended a list of finalists. The Special Regent Committee determined that the following finalists will continue in the selection […]

  7. Research in the Rotunda showcases student research

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System

    Nearly 130 outstanding undergraduates from across the University of Wisconsin System this week filled the Capitol Rotunda to share findings from the important research they have conducted over the past year. At this year’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda, UW-Stout students presented research on supporting sexual violence survivors, while UW-Platteville students discussed how they teamed with NASA to test […]

  8. UW System undergraduates showcase research in Capitol Rotunda in 16th annual event

    MADISON, Wis.—Students across the University of Wisconsin System showcased their innovative undergraduate research today at the UW System’s 16th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol. The nearly 130 students at the event have spent much of the current school year conducting research on important local, regional, national, and global issues. At […]

  9. UW System joins national effort to prevent sexual harassment in higher education

    The Action Collaborative is convened by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System is joining more than two dozen other institutions and the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) to form the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education. “Our interest in joining the Action Collaborative as a founding member reflects our ongoing dedication to addressing […]

  10. UW System commits to developing a Tribal consultation policy with the Native Nations in Wisconsin

    Wisconsin is home to 12 Native Nations

    MADISON, Wis. – To strengthen relationships with the Native Nations of Wisconsin, the University of Wisconsin System has committed to creating and implementing a Tribal consultation policy that will guide the System’s work with Tribal communities. It is believed such a policy would be just the second for a statewide system of higher education in […]

  11. Regents honor recipients of Teaching Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored today the recipients of the 2019 Regents’ Teaching Excellence Awards, which mark their 27th anniversary this year. The awards are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Regent Janice Mueller, who chaired the selection committee, said the […]

  12. UW-Stout Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

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

  13. Board of Regents approves two new online Master of Science degree programs

    New graduate degree programs in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management to address industry demand for skilled professionals

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer two new online Master of Science degrees: one in Applied Biotechnology and one in Information Technology Management. The two programs will be offered through the University of Wisconsin Extended Campus in collaboration with several UW System campuses. Courses are planned […]

  14. News Around the UW System – April 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Through the hard work and initiative of UW-Oshkosh senior Brianna Langs, the campus welcomed a prominent national speaker in March to kick off Women’s History Month. Long-time social justice activist Angela Davis used her keynote to inspire a packed crowd of more than 700 in Reeve Union. Davis spoke […]

  15. Regents focus attention on rising student behavioral health challenges (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – Reflecting national trends, the number of students in the University of Wisconsin System seeking help for behavioral health issues has increased dramatically over the last decade. As detailed in a presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday, student visits to campus counseling centers across the UW System have increased by 55% since […]

  16. Regents focus attention on student behavioral health challenges

    MADISON, Wis. – Reflecting national trends, the number of students in the University of Wisconsin System seeking help for behavioral health issues has increased dramatically over the last decade. As detailed in a presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday, student visits to campus counseling centers across the UW System have increased by 55% since […]

  17. UW System restructuring reaches key milestones

    (Updated) MADISON, Wis.–University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the System has achieved key milestones in its ambitious campus restructuring. The first achievement is a successful accreditation review from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional entities that assess the quality of U.S. higher education institutions. After a rigorous six-month review, […]

  18. Regents honor outstanding UW System teachers for 2019

    Educators in Whitewater, River Falls, and Eau Claire recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis. – The UW System Board of Regents will honor the 27th annual winners of its Teaching Excellence Awards at the next Regents meeting, April 5 in Madison. The awards recognize outstanding teaching and are the UW System’s highest recognition for members of its faculty and academic staff. Each recipient is awarded $5,000. “These […]

  19. UW System announces teacher task force public listening sessions, seeks public input

    Task force will develop recommendations to better meet Wisconsin’s need for more teachers and school leaders

    MADISON, Wis. – The UW System Task Force for Advancing Teachers and School Leaders in the State of Wisconsin seeks public input and invites the public to attend three listening sessions in April. Teachers, school leaders, students, parents, and community members are invited to help task force members answer this question: How can the UW System […]

  20. UW-Stout Chancellor Search and Screen Committee forming

    MADISON, Wis. – In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the University of Wisconsin System is seeking nominations for the Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Stout. As per 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee will be composed of 10 voting members, including five Regents and five […]

  21. 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 […]

  22. 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 […]

  23. 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 […]

  24. 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 […]

  25. 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 […]

  26. 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 […]

  27. 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, […]

  28. 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 […]

  29. 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 […]

  30. 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 […]

  31. 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 […]

  32. 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 […]

  33. 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 […]

  34. 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 […]

  35. 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 […]

  36. 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 […]

  37. 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 […]

  38. 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 […]

  39. 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 […]

  40. 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 […]