1. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson resigns; former UW System leader Jim Henderson named interim

    Chancellor cites health condition

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has resigned, citing health concerns. Thompson appointed former UW System Vice President for Academic and […]

  2. UW Extended Campus, in partnership with UW System campuses, to launch five new online certificates this fall

    Certificates offer skills training in high-demand fields: bioinformatics, data science, health care informatics, senior living, and sustainability and well-being

    MADISON, Wis.—UW Extended Campus, in partnership with University of Wisconsin System campuses, will offer five new online certificates aligned with industry needs and high-growth occupations in September 2021. The new […]

  3. UW System President Tommy Thompson statement on capital budget

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “We appreciate the committee’s investment in maintenance and repair funding for our current facilities, and in moving forward […]

  4. UW System President Thompson statement on budget lapse elimination

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “When Governor Evers announced the lapses, I understood his desire to be fiscally responsible during the pandemic, and […]

  5. Regents honor recipients of Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today honored the recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards for both 2021 and 2020. These awards acknowledge exceptional […]

  6. UW System Regents elect Edmund Manydeeds III as President and Karen Walsh as Vice President to one-year terms

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Edmund Manydeeds III to a one-year term as president. Manydeeds, a graduate of UW-Superior and UW-Madison, succeeds […]

  7. UW System preparing for return to pre-pandemic campus life in Fall 2021 (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Returning to pre-pandemic campus life in Fall 2021 is a top priority around the University of Wisconsin System, and three chancellors spoke up today about how they’re […]

  8. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2021

    Educators in Madison, Oshkosh 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 […]