1. Dr. Thomas Gibson named new chancellor of UW-Stevens Point

    Appointment takes effect January 11, 2021

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Thomas Gibson, who served as Vice President for Student Affairs and Vice Provost at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, has been named the 15th Chancellor […]

  2. Supporting student behavioral health a continuing priority in the UW System (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – In a time of growing need, the University of Wisconsin System continues to focus on enhancing its services to support student behavioral health. “The topic continues to […]

  3. UW System continuing progress addressing student behavioral health needs

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System and its 13 universities, in continued response to a priority of the Board of Regents, are implementing and funding improvements to student behavioral health […]

  4. President Thompson announces expansion of UW System compliance efforts

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced the expansion of UW System’s compliance efforts to further protect precollege youth, faculty, staff, and college students. Changes to existing […]

  5. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson to resume university leadership role

    MADISON, Wis.— Chancellor Dwight Watson will be returning to lead the UW-Whitewater campus starting Monday, October 5. UW System concluded a thorough investigation of certain allegations made against Chancellor Watson […]

  6. UW System is cultivating a culture of responsibility in responding to COVID-19

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System, and Andrew S. Petersen, President, UW System Board of Regents

    After UW-Eau Claire students were gathering in crowds early in the semester some of the university’s seniors delivered this message to the freshmen: We want to remain on campus and […]

  7. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-River Falls mitigation steps

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today issued this statement: “Today’s announcement by UW-River Falls Chancellor Connie Foster to suspend in-person classes for two weeks while imposing shelter-in-place […]

  8. Registration is now open for national public summit on preventing sexual harassment in higher education

    The UW System is hosting the summit, which will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19

    MADISON, Wis.—Registration is now open for the second annual national Public Summit of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education hosted by the University of Wisconsin System. […]

  9. UW-Stevens Point chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced four finalists for the position of chancellor at University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point, an 8,100-student university with locations in Stevens Point, […]

  10. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-La Crosse mitigation steps

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today issued this statement: “Today’s mitigation steps announced by UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow will combat the COVID-19 case increases we have […]

  11. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-Madison mitigation steps

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today issued this statement: “I support the additional mitigation steps announced by Chancellor Blank today. These steps are not unlike those employed […]

  12. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on UW-Madison undergraduate student gatherings

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today issued this statement: “Chancellor Blank is taking prudent steps to mitigate outbreaks by limiting student gatherings. Like other universities throughout the nation, UW-Madison is […]

  13. UW System reports very strong Day 1 enrollment

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today unveiled enrollment figures from the first day of the fall semester that suggest a vast majority of students have responded positively […]

  14. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today issued this statement: “Effective today, UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an […]

  15. UW System Career Services offices launch virtual Career Treks program

    MADISON, Wis.—Many college students will set their sights on securing their post-graduation plans shortly after classes begin. Career fairs have typically provided an opportunity for students to network with a […]

  16. Investing in UW System will renew the Wisconsin Idea

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    If our great state is going to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic poised for growth, we will need to renew the Wisconsin Idea for the 21st century with a real […]

  17. UW System, Tavern League, Restaurant Association seek help from bars, restaurants as students return

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today joined leaders of the Tavern League of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Restaurant Association in asking bar and restaurant owners to enforce […]

  18. UW System biennial budget request meets state needs, renews commitment to Wisconsin Idea (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—The Board of Regents unanimously approved today the University of Wisconsin System’s operating and capital budget requests for the 2021-2023 biennium. UW System President Tommy Thompson told the Board […]

  19. A Safe Return to Campus – August 2020

    News Around the UW System Report to the Board of Regents Eau Claire Flight Plan Blugolds asked to stay safe, sign pledge to make Flight Plan fly The “Three Ws” […]

  20. President Thompson seeks investment to renew the Wisconsin Idea through 10 key initiatives

    UW System seeks 3.5 percent increase in 2021-23 budget

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced he would seek a 3.5 percent operating budget increase for the 2021-23 biennial budget, an investment that would renew the […]

  21. President Thompson announces UW System priorities

    Administrative savings will help fund new scholarships for underrepresented and underserved students

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced a series of decisions that reflect the immediate priorities of cost reduction and, as suggested by the Board of […]

  22. UW System testing program includes more than 350,000 tests

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will employ a robust COVID-19 testing regimen during the fall 2020 semester, thanks to an allocation of approximately $32 million from the office of […]

  23. UW System statements on complying with new federal Title IX regulations

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a series of emergency rules and a Regent policy to comply with new federal Title IX regulations and ensure […]

  24. UW System introduces online behavioral health tool

    New tool, SilverCloud, now available for well-being of UW community

    The University of Wisconsin System serves approximately 170,000 students. Awarding nearly 37,000 degrees annually, the UW System is Wisconsin’s talent pipeline, putting graduates in position to increase their earning power, contribute to their communities, and make Wisconsin a better place to live. Nearly 90 percent of in-state UW System graduates stay in Wisconsin five years after earning a degree. The UW System provides a 23:1 return on state investment. UW System universities also contribute to the richness of Wisconsin’s culture and economy with groundbreaking research, new companies and patents, and boundless creative intellectual energy.

  25. UW System’s Online Learning Initiative to strengthen online instruction, advising

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System and its 13 universities have embarked on an ambitious effort to strengthen online teaching and advising while ensuring students have access to the technology […]

  26. Statement by UW System President Tommy Thompson

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today. “Our universities are doing everything we can to provide in-person classes safely this fall and reductions in state […]

  27. Statements on Attorneys General lawsuit regarding ICE rules

    MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul today was among 18 attorneys general that sued U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) over rules related […]

  28. Interim President Thompson forges ahead with plans for students’ return to campus in fall (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—Tommy G. Thompson addressed his first meeting of the Board of Regents Thursday as interim President of the UW System and said getting students back on campus in a […]

  29. Tommy Thompson takes office as UW System President, seeks feedback from public and university community

    MADISON, Wis.—As Tommy Thompson takes office today as President of the University of Wisconsin System, his transition team is announcing creation of the “Listening Post” for Wisconsin residents and UW […]

  30. Credit transfer planning now easier for Wisconsin college students

    Transferology tool launches today

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System and the Wisconsin Technical College System are making it easier for students to plan credit transfers in Wisconsin by launching a new online credit […]

  31. UW System investment provides timely tools for COVID-19 responses

    MADISON, Wis.—A University of Wisconsin System investment in the student advising software Navigate has proved fortuitous as campuses turned to remote instruction and advising in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

  32. Incoming UW System President Gov. Tommy Thompson announces transition co-chairs

    Ambassador Tom Loftus, DOA Secretary Scott Neitzel to lead team

    MADISON, Wis.—Incoming University of Wisconsin System President Governor Tommy Thompson announced today former Assembly Speaker, Ambassador to Norway, and UW System Board of Regents member Tom Loftus and former Department […]

  33. Statements on the appointment of Tommy G. Thompson as Interim President of the University of Wisconsin System

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July […]

  34. Former Governor Tommy G. Thompson to serve as UW System Interim President

    Appointment effective July 1

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen today announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective […]

  35. Statements on Gov. Evers’ delivery of $19 million to the University of Wisconsin System for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses

    MADISON, Wis.—Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers today directed $19 million to the University of Wisconsin System for COVID-19 pandemic-related expenses. UW System announced this week that its 13 universities will offer […]

  36. UW System announces students will return to campus in fall

    Plan Ahead Team framework recommendations provide guidance to universities

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will welcome students back to campus for the fall 2020 semester, UW System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen announced today. […]

  37. Statement on the withdrawal of Dr. Jim Johnsen as UW System Presidential candidate

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Jim Johnsen has withdrawn from consideration as a UW System Presidential candidate. Regent President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement: UW System Regent President Andrew S. Petersen: “It’s […]

  38. UW System announces Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program participants

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today the selection of the 2021–2022 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars Program participants. The program provides UW faculty and teaching academic staff a […]

  39. UW System focused on continuing to best serve the State through and beyond the COVID-19 crisis (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents today the University of Wisconsin System will be seeking immediate flexibility and regulatory relief to continue to best serve students, faculty, […]

  40. UW System Board of Regents leadership re-elected

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today re-elected Andrew S. Petersen to another one-year term as president. The vote was unanimous. The Regents also re-elected Michael M. […]

  41. UW System Presidential Search Committee names Jim Johnsen finalist

    University of Alaska System President will interview next week

    MADISON, Wis.—The search process for the next president of the University of Wisconsin System is moving to the next phase with the selection of University of Alaska System President Jim […]

  42. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2020

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

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today announced this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are […]

  43. UW System graduates generate remarkable earnings growth

    Original data analysis matched earnings, location, and employment information for 12,000 graduates

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System graduates earn a median salary of nearly $50,000 annually just a year after securing their bachelor’s degrees, according to a first-of-its kind data analysis. After […]

  44. Connie Foster appointed UW-River Falls interim chancellor

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross has named Connie Foster as the interim chancellor of UW-River Falls. Foster is a higher education and leadership consultant who spent 23 […]

  45. UW System engaging stakeholders on ‘Blueprint’

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

    The COVID-19 pandemic has upended our lives. In higher education, it has sparked pointed questions locally and nationally about the short-term operations and long-term future of the University of Wisconsin […]

  46. UW System Statements on UW-River Falls Chancellor Dean Van Galen

    Chancellor Van Galen named president of Missouri Southern State University

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System leadership issued these statements today:   UW System Regent President Andrew S. Petersen: “Chancellor Van Galen has been an exceptional leader and chancellor for […]

  47. UW System holds listening sessions on blueprint for future

    Virtual sessions will be held regionally with shared governance leaders

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen announced today a series of virtual stakeholder partner meetings to discuss and solicit feedback on the Blueprint for […]

  48. President Cross presents blueprint for strong, post-pandemic UW System (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—President Ray Cross presented the Board of Regents with a proposed blueprint for how the University of Wisconsin System should respond to the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 […]

  49. Regents announce outstanding UW System teachers for 2020

    Educators in Eau Claire, Superior, and Oshkosh recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis.—The UW System Board of Regents today announced the 28th annual recipients of its Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding teaching and are the UW System’s highest recognition […]

  50. UW System forms Plan Ahead Team to prepare for fall 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that the UW System’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) has formed a Plan Ahead Team to review best practices and identify […]

  51. Apply to UW two-year campuses for free June 5–15, 2020

    This is the first time a free application period has been offered systemwide

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is offering an 11-day free application period for anyone applying to one of its two-year campuses for fall 2020 or spring 2021 semesters. The […]

  52. UW Extended Campus accepting applications for new online degrees

    Associate of Arts & Sciences, Master of Science in Cybersecurity accepting applications for September 2020

    MADISON, Wis.—UW Extended Campus, in partnership with several University of Wisconsin System campuses, will offer two new online degrees starting in September 2020—the Associate of Arts and Sciences and the […]

  53. UW System’s change to new digital platform leads to rapid online transition

    MADISON, Wis.—In the summer of 2017, the University of Wisconsin System began implementing its new online learning platform. As a result, the new platform has facilitated the transition of thousands […]

  54. UW System to make applying to UW universities easier this fall

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today a series of changes to admissions policies that will make it easier for students to enroll this fall. The changes include reducing […]

  55. UW System institutions continue to serve students, Board meets virtually (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross told the Board of Regents today in a virtual meeting that the University’s commitment to the Wisconsin Idea of serving every corner […]

  56. Michael Alexander named new chancellor of UW-Green Bay

    Appointment takes effect May 1

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Michael Alexander, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, has been named the seventh Chancellor of the university, which has campus locations in […]

  57. UW System to launch new EApp electronic application

    New EApp will reduce fees, offer easier navigation, and allow first-time applicants to apply to any UW System university

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today the creation of a new electronic application system, EApp, to be launched this fall for prospective students applying to attend […]

  58. UW System recognizes three professors as 2020 Regent Scholars honored for distinction in research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announces the selection of three 2020 Regent Scholar recipients distinguished for their extraordinary efforts in support of undergraduate research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Prior to […]

  59. Wisconsin SBDC to assist businesses with disaster loan applications

    Free consulting also available to help owners cope with challenges caused by COVID-19 pandemic

    MADISON, Wis.—The Wisconsin Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network is helping small businesses apply for federal disaster loans to mitigate the substantial economic injury as a result of the coronavirus […]

  60. UW System to offer prorated room and board refunds

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross announced today that all UW System institutions will refund the prorated charges for housing and dining for the remainder of the spring […]

  61. UW-Stevens Point 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 12-member Search and Screen Committee to help identify the next chancellor […]

  62. UW System undergraduates showcase research in Capitol Rotunda in 17th annual event

    MADISON, Wis.—Students from across the University of Wisconsin System showcased their innovative undergraduate research today at the UW System’s 17th annual Research in the Rotunda event in the State Capitol. […]

  63. UW System to host national public summit on preventing sexual harassment in higher education

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System will host the second annual national Public Summit of the Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education at UW-Milwaukee on October 19-20, […]

  64. Statements on the retirement of UW-Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin–Stevens Point Chancellor Bernie Patterson announced on Monday that he will retire as of January 2021. University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross: “Over the past decade […]

  65. Wisconsin SBDC celebrates 40 years of helping businesses

    Support from UW System universities integral to success

    MADISON, Wis.—The Wisconsin Small Business Development (SBDC) Network is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2020 as one of the first SBDCs in the country. U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin […]

  66. UW-Green Bay 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–Green Bay, a four-campus university with locations in Green Bay, […]

  67. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves new online Master of Science in Cybersecurity

    New graduate degree program aims to fill major cybersecurity talent gap

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents has granted its approval to offer a 12-course, 34-credit online master’s degree in cybersecurity. The program is a collaboration of University […]

  68. UW System kicks off second round of All In Wisconsin tour stops at UW-Milwaukee

    President Cross, Regent President Petersen announce campus climate survey

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross and Regent President Andrew S. Petersen, along with Regents Eve Hall and Torrey Tiedeman, joined UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone for a series […]

  69. Regents recognize 12th annual Diversity Awards recipients (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents honored the recipients of the 12th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards today. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and […]

  70. News Around the UW System – February 2020

    Report to the Board of Regents UW-Madison’s South Madison Partnership will soon have four times the space to support its growth as a community resource. Currently, more than 1,000 people […]

  71. UW System explores strategies to narrow achievement gaps (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis.—The persistent achievement gap between white students and students of color is a significant national issue but also one that is especially profound in some parts of Wisconsin. It’s […]

  72. UW System reports to Regents on public records improvements

    MADISON, Wis.— The University of Wisconsin System is continually seeking to improve public accountability and public records access. Today, the System’s Director of Compliance and Integrity together with the Public […]

  73. UW System Board of Regents announces 2020 Diversity Awards

    Educators in Milwaukee, Menomonie, and Madison recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 12th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 7 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. […]

  74. Statements on Gerald Whitburn’s resignation from the UW System Board of Regents

    MADISON, Wis.—Gerald Whitburn has notified the Governor and the University of Wisconsin System of his immediate resignation from the UW System Board of Regents. Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers, UW System […]

  75. Regent President Petersen statement on State of the State address

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement today: “We appreciate the Governor’s continued commitment to champion affordable, high-quality public universities […]

  76. Statement by Regent President Petersen on plea by former UW Oshkosh officials

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen issued this statement today: “Today’s guilty pleas are the result of a three-year process to bring […]