1. UW System applauds signing of AB 38 into law

    MADISON, Wis.—A new bipartisan law passed by the Legislature and signed today by Gov. Tony Evers will streamline the process by which University of Wisconsin System faculty members can enter into research contracts involving the university and an organization with which the same faculty members are connected. AB 38 supports the UW System’s innovative and […]

  2. UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour visits western Wisconsin

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, and Regents Jason Plante, Cris Peterson, Edmund Manydeeds III, and Karen Walsh joined UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt and UW-Stout Interim Chancellor Patrick Guilfoile for a series of events in western Wisconsin today in the seventh stop of UW System’s All In […]

  3. UW System and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation introduce online “how to” Talent Generator

    New online tool will help businesses start successful internship programs

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis.—To make it easier for businesses to launch their own internship programs, the University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) have introduced the Talent Generator, a new online tool offering smart tips and best practices for creating and sustaining a successful student talent development program. The easy-to-use, no-cost tool […]

  4. Impacts of UW System research are significant, wide-ranging (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—From the prestigious Research I designation earned by UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee to the purposeful research at the 11 comprehensive universities, the University of Wisconsin System’s research infrastructure is robust and remarkable. That was the message received by the Board of Regents today in a meeting that included a variety of presentations and discussions focused […]

  5. Regents focus on impact of UW System research

    MADISON, Wis.—Every day across Wisconsin’s public universities, researchers are on the verge of the next big breakthrough. From the prestigious Research I designation earned by UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee to the purposeful research at the 11 comprehensive universities, the University of Wisconsin System’s research infrastructure is robust and remarkable. “We want to make sure the public […]

  6. UW-Stout chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin–Stout in Menomonie, Wis. A 10-member Search and Screen Committee, led by Regent Jason R. Plante and Associate Professor Julie Bates-Maves of the College of Education, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences, recommended a list of […]

  7. UW System presidential search committee named

    MADISON, Wis.—Andrew S. Petersen, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, today appointed a nine-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify a successor to UW System President Ray Cross. Cross announced last week he is retiring after a 42-year career in higher education, including serving as UW System president since February […]

  8. UW-Stevens Point hosts UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, along with Regents Mike Jones, Karen Walsh, and Olivia Woodmansee, joined UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson for a series of events at UW-Stevens Point today in the sixth stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the UW System brings to Wisconsin. […]

  9. UW System honors achievements of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies across UW System

    13 honorees of 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 13 honorees of the 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory […]

  10. UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2019

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 13 recipients of the 2019 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the UW System as well as communities […]

  11. UW System, Alliant Energy recognize outstanding students, teachers for 2019

    MADISON, Wis.—Five University of Wisconsin System students and three teachers are being recognized today by the UW System and Alliant Energy Foundation for their outstanding achievements. The Alliant Energy/Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Academic Achievement Award recognizes the outstanding academic and community-service efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing a degree in […]

  12. Statements on the announced retirement of UW System President Ray Cross

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today his intention to retire. See statements below regarding this announcement. Updates will be posted below.   “The University of Wisconsin System has long been recognized globally as a leading system of public higher education. Ray Cross has provided personal leadership that solidified and enhanced that […]

  13. UW System President Cross announces plans to retire

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today his intention to retire, capping off his 42-year career in higher education. Cross, 71, will continue to serve as UW System president until his successor is found after a national search. He notified chancellors, regents, system leadership, and employees of his decision this week. “Serving […]

  14. UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour visits UW-Oshkosh

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, and Regents José Delgado and Becky Levzow joined UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt for a series of events at UW-Oshkosh today in the fifth stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the UW System brings to Wisconsin. […]

  15. UW System preliminary 2019 enrollment drops slightly in wake of demographic trends

    MADISON, Wis.—Reflecting state and national demographic trends, the University of Wisconsin System’s preliminary enrollment for fall 2019 is 167,186 students, an overall 2.6 percent decline from last year. Nationally, higher education enrollments are down. These modest enrollment reductions are not unique to the UW System amid trends of fewer high school graduates and low unemployment […]

  16. UW System’s Math Initiative aims to improve overall student success (day 2 news summary)

    SUPERIOR, Wis. – Traditional introductory math courses present one of the most significant barriers to degree completion for students in virtually all fields of study, but the University of Wisconsin System is working to change that. The UW System Math Initiative, which began in March 2017, is designed to help students receive relevant mathematics education […]

  17. UW System Math Initiative focused on student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Math Initiative has brought mathematics faculty, data analysts, advisors, administrators, and others together for a singular purpose: to support timely completion of introductory mathematics courses (gateway math) that are relevant to students’ majors or intended fields of study. This focus on math matters because virtually every student must fulfill […]

  18. Regents hear about innovative, influential Literacy Link project

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents heard a presentation from Ashland and Bayfield counties on The Literacy Link, a UW System–funded pilot project that connects children and parents in justice-involved families through literacy-rich experiences and environments. The Literacy Link pilot project is showing great promise as an approach that builds […]

  19. UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour visits UW-Superior

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen joined UW-Superior Chancellor Renée Wachter for a breakfast with business and community leaders to discuss myriad ways the System and institution meet the needs of the state and the Superior community. It is part of a series of All In Wisconsin […]

  20. News Around the UW System – October 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin recently toured UW-Superior’s new ballast water treatment facility at the Lake Superior Research Institute. This one-of-a-kind facility gives researchers access to new information to protect the world’s largest body of fresh water from invasive species and other threats. This influential research is funded through the […]

  21. Dairy Innovation Hub to harness expertise of UW System’s three agricultural programs (day 1 news summary)

    SUPERIOR, Wis. – From improving human nutrition to assuring clean water to growing the farm economy while caring for animals, the Dairy Innovation Hub will harness the intellectual and creative power of three University of Wisconsin institutions to address the most complex challenges facing the state’s dairy industry, the UW System Board of Regents heard […]

  22. UW System Board of Regents approves resolution recognizing UW-Superior freshwater research

    Lake Superior Research Institute helping Wisconsin become Silicon Valley of Water

    SUPERIOR, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved a resolution of appreciation recognizing the outstanding research conducted by UW-Superior’s Lake Superior Research Institute (LSRI) and Great Waters Research Collaborative. The Research Institute and the Collaborative, a partnership of LSRI and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration, seek to find innovative […]

  23. UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry

    Agriculture deans to address Board of Regents on Thursday at UW-Superior

    MADISON, Wis.—From improving human nutrition to assuring clean water to growing the farm economy while caring for animals, the Dairy Innovation Hub will harness the intellectual and creative power of three University of Wisconsin institutions to address the most complex challenges facing the state’s dairy industry. The Legislature allocated $8.8 million for the Dairy Hub […]

  24. UW-Superior freshwater facility benefits Great Lakes, student research, and economic development

    By Ray Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System and Renée Wachter, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Superior

    For over 50 years, UW-Superior has been a leader in advanced research on freshwater bodies like Lake Superior and the other Great Lakes. From endangered species monitoring to beach and wetland management to aquatic toxicity testing, our faculty, staff, and students have been national leaders in studying and helping conserve these vital waters to benefit […]

  25. UW System continues All In Wisconsin tour at UW-La Crosse

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, and Regents Cris Peterson, Jason Plante, and Olivia Woodmansee joined UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow for a series of events at UW-La Crosse today in the third stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the […]

  26. UW System President Ray Cross Statement on Joint Finance Committee vote

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today after the vote of the Joint Finance Committee to release $45 million in funding to the UW System: “This funding will allow us to continue our focus on meeting Wisconsin’s needs, especially in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering, and […]

  27. UW-Green Bay Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen have finalized a 13-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay. In accordance with Regent Policy Document 6-4, the Search and Screen Committee is composed of 10 voting members, including […]

  28. UW System brings All In Wisconsin tour to UW-River Falls

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent Cris Peterson joined UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen for a series of events at UW-River Falls today in the second stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the UW System brings to Wisconsin. “As a public university, it […]

  29. UW Extended Campus to launch two online Master of Science programs in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management

    The graduate programs are now accepting applications for the spring semester, which starts January 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—UW Extended Campus, in partnership with several University of Wisconsin System campuses, will offer two new online Master of Science degrees in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management, starting in January 2020. Applications are now being accepted for the degree programs, which were recently accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. “We’re thrilled to receive […]

  30. UW System launches All In Wisconsin tour at UW-Parkside

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross, Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, and Regent Janice Mueller joined UW-Parkside Chancellor Deborah Ford for a series of events at UW-Parkside today in the first stop of UW System’s All In Wisconsin tour, aimed at demonstrating the value the UW System brings to Wisconsin. “Wisconsin has […]

  31. Cross names Sheryl L. Van Gruensven as interim chancellor of UW-Green Bay

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named Sheryl L. Van Gruensven as the interim chancellor of UW-Green Bay. Van Gruensven is the institution’s vice chancellor for business and finance and has served in numerous roles at UW-Green Bay. “Sheryl is a well-regarded administrator and budget and finance specialist,” Cross said. […]

  32. UW System President Ray Cross Statement on UW-Green Bay Chancellor Gary Miller

    Chancellor Miller named president of University of Akron

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Gary has been an effective leader as UW-Green Bay’s Chancellor, helping grow enrollment while elevating UW-Green Bay’s standing as a strong regional comprehensive institution within the UW System. His leadership was instrumental in developing and implementing mission changes that were responsive to […]

  33. Anny Morrobel-Sosa named Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced that Anny Morrobel-Sosa has accepted his offer to serve as Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. She begins Oct. 1. Morrobel-Sosa is the president and founder of The Micaela Group, which assists universities in improving student success, closing achievement gaps, and strategic planning, […]

  34. Aaron Seligman named Director of UW System’s Office of Educational Opportunity

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross today announced the appointment of Aaron Seligman as the UW System’s new Director of the Office of Educational Opportunity (OEO), effective August 1. Seligman will lead the OEO in connecting students, families, professional educators, and community leaders with opportunities to create, operate, and attend public schools that […]

  35. UW System promotes student success, drives Wisconsin economy

    By Andrew S. Petersen, President, Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System

    As the newly elected president of the Board of Regents, here’s my pledge: I will continue to be a tenacious advocate for the University of Wisconsin System. The UW System is Wisconsin’s economic driver, and the best investment our taxpayers can make. We are returning 23 dollars for every dollar invested in us. We are […]

  36. Regent President Petersen calls for campaign to showcase UW System value (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – Andrew (Drew) S. Petersen, the new President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, announced Friday the launch of an aggressive, statewide campaign to spotlight and showcase the value for students, families and taxpayers that is provided by every institution of the University of Wisconsin System. “Starting in September, we […]

  37. News Around the UW System – July 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents UW-Oshkosh art students in a digital fabrication class recently gained real-world professional experience working with one of the community’s most prestigious employers, Oshkosh Defense. The students created innovative designs for the company’s new People First Recognition Awards Program. Final designs will be manufactured for a fall award ceremony. More […]

  38. Regents approve UW System annual budget (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.–The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents unanimously voted to approve a $6.382 billion annual operating budget for 2019-20 at its meeting Thursday in Madison. In introducing the budget, UW System President Ray Cross reiterated the need to use every dollar wisely and in ways that serve students, faculty, and campus communities. Cross […]

  39. UW System reviewing student behavioral health services

    Recommendations to be made in early 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced Thursday that it is assessing student behavioral health needs and existing services at its 13 universities with an eye toward recommending additional approaches early next year. Three System work groups led by six senior student affairs officers will make the recommendations. “With a wealth of expertise on campus, […]

  40. UW System empowers small business innovation

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System empowers innovation in all corners of the state. In the last five years, the UW System’s network of Small Business Development Centers helped companies obtain $405.7 million in loans and investment, supported 66,737 jobs, and helped launch 1,225 new businesses. “We create supportive environments for local businesses where innovation […]

  41. UW System statement on governor’s budget signing

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s budget signing by Governor Evers exemplifies his commitment to our public universities by ensuring that long-term investments will benefit students and Wisconsin for years to come. “Legislative leadership played a key role in championing projects fundamental to growing Wisconsin’s talent […]

  42. UW System statement on legislature’s budget vote

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “The budget passed by the legislature makes a significant long-term investment in our campus infrastructure that will benefit students, our faculty, and the state for years to come. “I thank Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Speaker Vos, and their respective caucuses for their leadership in […]

  43. UW System promotes “15 to Finish” campaign

    Taking 15 credits per semester can help students graduate on time

    MADISON, Wis.—Across the University of Wisconsin System, incoming freshman students are hearing a new phrase: “15 to Finish.” It’s the idea that taking 15 credits each semester or 30 credits per year makes a student more likely to stay on track and graduate on time. “We want to make sure that students graduate, and graduate […]

  44. UW System Statements on Joint Finance Committee capital budget vote

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “I deeply appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s very strong investment in the University of Wisconsin System’s infrastructure. This will help us modernize laboratories and classrooms, repair aging and unsafe facilities, and replace obsolete structures. This long-term investment will help attract and […]

  45. Regents honors winners of 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its meeting today. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. The 2019 recipients include two individuals and one […]

  46. UW System Board of Regents elects new board leadership

    Drew Petersen to serve as next Regents’ president

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Drew Petersen to a one-year term as president. The vote was unanimous. Petersen, who earned an MBA from UW-Madison, succeeds John Robert Behling, whose term on the Board ended in May. The Regents also elected Michael M. Grebe as vice president. “Regent Petersen’s […]

  47. News Around the UW System – June 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents Over 1,200 Milwaukee-area employers are giving students real-world experiences, helping to expand their skillsets and make important connections. By the time they graduate, nearly 80 percent of UW-Milwaukee students complete an invaluable internship or work study program. UW-Whitewater student Cameron Cudnohowski unearthed three 1,000-year-old Anglo-Saxon skeletons on an archeological […]

  48. President Cross: UW System meeting the needs of Wisconsin (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – For a future that includes a dynamic, healthy state economy, the University of Wisconsin System is the answer. That was the message of UW System leadership at Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting in Milwaukee. “The UW System is invaluable to this state and we must not be passive when it is so […]

  49. UW System forms Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

    The Freshwater Collaborative is designed to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System institutions told the Board of Regents on Thursday that they are developing the nation’s most significant, integrated, multi-campus higher education program to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security. The Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin would include all 13 UW System institutions, cross multiple disciplines, and solidify […]

  50. Regents’ 2019 Academic Staff Excellence Awards announced

    Educators in Green Bay, River Falls, and Kenosha recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its next meeting in Milwaukee on June 7. 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 […]

  51. President Cross Statement on Joint Finance Committee budget vote

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s vote was a missed opportunity and shortsighted. The UW System is the best investment the state can make to develop its workforce and attract and retain talent. The UW System budget is reasonable, specific, and responds to workforce needs. We need at […]

  52. 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 […]

  53. 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 […]

  54. 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.  

  55. 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 […]

  56. 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.  

  57. 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 […]

  58. 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 […]

  59. 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 […]

  60. 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 […]

  61. 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 […]

  62. 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 […]

  63. 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 […]

  64. 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 […]

  65. 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 […]

  66. 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 […]

  67. 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 […]

  68. 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, […]

  69. 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 […]

  70. 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 […]

  71. 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 […]

  72. 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 […]

  73. 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 […]

  74. 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 […]

  75. 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 […]

  76. 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 […]

  77. 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 […]

  78. 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, […]

  79. 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 […]

  80. 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 […]

  81. 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 […]

  82. 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 […]

  83. 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 […]

  84. 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 […]

  85. 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 […]

  86. 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 […]

  87. 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 […]

  88. 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 […]

  89. 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 […]

  90. 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 […]

  91. 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 […]