1. UW-Whitewater chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced five finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater, a university with more than 11,000 students on […]

  2. UW System releases final fall 2022 enrollment figures

    MADISON, Wis. – Approximately 161,000 students enrolled at University of Wisconsin System universities this fall, according to final fall enrollment figures based on counts on the 10th day of enrollment. […]

  3. Why civil dialogue is vital to citizenship

    By Jay Rothman, President, University of Wisconsin System

    I’ve had the pleasure of speaking with hundreds of students in the early days of my tenure as University of Wisconsin System president. They’re smart, enthusiastic, and brimming with ideas […]

  4. Wisconsin students invited to present research at national conference hosted by UW-Eau Claire

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System and UW-Eau Claire are encouraging college students across the state to participate in the 2023 National Conference on Undergraduate Research by submitting […]

  5. UW System to launch free speech survey, expand citizenship and civil dialogue initiatives

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman announced today that a team of faculty researchers will distribute a survey to students starting Monday with a goal of […]

  6. UW System honors achievements of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies across UW System through 2022 awards

    12 honorees of 2022 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 12 honorees of the 2022 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given […]

  7. UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2022

    MADISON, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System has announced the 13 recipients of the 2022 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, […]

  8. President Rothman updates Regents on strategic planning, vision (news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today provided Regents with an update on the system’s new strategic plan that is currently under development. He reported that […]

  9. UW System, Alliant Energy recognize outstanding students, teachers for 2022

    MADISON, Wis.—Four University of Wisconsin System students and four educators are being recognized today by the UW System and Alliant Energy Foundation for their outstanding achievements. The Alliant Energy Erroll […]

  10. To unlock student aid for college, students and families should act now

    By Michael Alexander, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

    If I asked you to fill out a form for the chance to qualify for financial assistance to pay your mortgage, the groceries, and the heating bill, would you do […]

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

    EAU CLAIRE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today honored the recipients of the second annual University Staff Excellence Awards. These awards recognize exceptional service to the […]

  12. UW System’s new strategic framework will benefit Wisconsin (day 1 news summary)

    EAU CLAIRE – The University of Wisconsin System is developing a forward-looking new strategic plan to address a key question: How can the UW System best meet the challenges facing […]

  13. UW System encourages students, parents to fill out the FAFSA to secure federal financial aid

    New Wisconsin Tuition Promise requires FAFSA filing

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced the launch of a new social media campaign to encourage students and parents to fill out the FAFSA, […]

  14. UW-Platteville Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    MADISON, Wis.—Karen Walsh, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Jay Rothman, President of the UW System, today appointed a 13-member Search and Screen Committee to […]

  15. Regents announce University Staff Excellence Awards for 2022

    Awards honor staff at UW-Eau Claire, UW-Stout, UW-River Falls for work supporting UW System mission

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

  16. New student enrollment at UW System main campuses highest since at least 2018

    MADISON, Wis. – New student enrollment at the main campuses within the University of Wisconsin System is its highest since at least 2018, according to preliminary estimates based on the […]

  17. Expanded scope of advising plays vital role in helping students succeed (day 2 news summary)

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – As part of the University of Wisconsin System’s commitment to expanding the number of college graduates in the state, there is growing recognition that providing students […]

  18. Wisconsin students deserve an increase in the Wisconsin Grant

    Low- and moderate-income students are at risk of falling behind

    By Debbie Ford, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin–Parkside The University of Wisconsin System has taken a big step toward helping more low- and moderate-income students attain a bachelor’s degree. The new […]

  19. Regents approve UW System biennial budget request that supports students, quality education (day 1 news summary)

    GREEN BAY, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today voted unanimously to approve UW System’s $262.6 million operating budget request for the 2023-25 biennium, which includes […]

  20. UW System review finds costs affordable for most students, a challenge for those from lower incomes

    MADISON, Wis. – A University of Wisconsin System education is affordable for most students, including in comparison to national averages, peers, and other Midwestern universities. But low- to moderate-income students […]

  21. UW System President Jay Rothman and Chancellors announce Wisconsin Tuition Promise

    Program starting in fall 2023 will help underserved students obtain a degree tuition-free

    MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced the creation of the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, a new initiative starting in fall 2023 to ensure underserved Wisconsin […]

  22. UW System statements regarding UW-Madison Chancellor Emeritus Rebecca Blank

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System issued these statements today after the announcement that UW-Madison Chancellor Emeritus Rebecca Blank has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer: “Becky has […]

  23. UW System President Jay Rothman statement on Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman issued this statement today: “We know that abortion remains a highly contentious issue that directly affects our students. We are reviewing the […]

  24. UW System President Jay Rothman statement on the 50th anniversary of Title IX

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman issued this statement today: “Fifty years ago today, the strongest federal protection prohibiting sexual discrimination in schools, universities, and educational programs receiving […]

  25. UW System President Jay Rothman statement on the 50th anniversary of the Pell Grant

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman issued this statement today: “Over the last 50 years, hundreds of thousands of low-income students have received a University of Wisconsin education […]

  26. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    Educators in Milwaukee, River Falls, and Eau Claire recognized for work to support student success MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today honored this year’s recipients […]

  27. UW System Regents elect Karen Walsh as President, Amy Blumenfeld Bogost as Vice President

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Karen Walsh to a one-year term as president. Walsh, a graduate of UW-Madison and previously […]

  28. Regents Welcome UW System’s 9th President, Jay Rothman (day 1 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents officially welcomed Jay O. Rothman today as the 9th President of the UW System. “I am truly humbled by this […]

  29. UW System Regents vote to maintain tuition freeze for 2022-23

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved a 2022-23 annual operating budget that continues a tuition freeze for in-state undergraduates as recommended by System President Jay […]

  30. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2022

    Educators in Eau Claire, Milwaukee, and River Falls 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 10. These […]

  31. UW Extended Campus expands reach of coding and data analytics boot camps across the UW System

    MADISON, Wis.—People with coding and data analytics skills are in high demand in Wisconsin. For instance, the occupational outlook for web developers alone in the state is projected to grow […]

  32. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Search and Screen Committee named

    MADISON, Wis.— Edmund Manydeeds III, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, and Michael J. Falbo, interim President of the UW System, today appointed a 12-member Search […]

  33. Dr. Jennifer L. Mnookin named new chancellor of UW-Madison

    Appointment takes effect Aug. 4, 2022

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Jennifer L. Mnookin, Dean of the School of Law and Ralph and Shirley Shapiro Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, has been named the […]

  34. UW System’s 2022-2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars announced

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today the selection of the 2022–2023 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars. This year’s program participants come from all the System’s 13 universities except […]

  35. UW System to expand supports for student mental, behavioral health

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is moving forward on initiatives to provide telehealth counseling, support, and intervention as an additional option to students seeking mental health services. Gov. Tony […]

  36. UW-Madison chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System interim President Michael J. Falbo announced today five finalists for the position of chancellor of UW-Madison, the System’s flagship university with 47,000 students and 24,000 […]

  37. Johannes Britz to serve as interim academic and student services leader for UW System

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo has named Johannes Britz as interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs for the UW System. Britz will […]

  38. Statement from UW System Interim President Michael J. Falbo on Wisconsin Policy Forum report showing need for state investment in student financial aid

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo issued this statement today: “State support for its public universities here in Wisconsin has fallen from around 30 percent in […]

  39. Regents honor recipients of awards for outstanding teaching in UW System (day 2 news summary)

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today presented its 30th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. The awards recognize outstanding career achievements in teaching and are […]

  40. University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents approves liberal arts transfer degrees

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today approved liberal arts transfer associate degrees at eight Wisconsin technical colleges that will guarantee that students can transfer credits to […]

  41. Students speak up to support sustainability in the UW System (day 1 news summary)

    STEVENS POINT, Wis. – Five students representing five universities around the University of Wisconsin System came before the Board of Regents Thursday with passionate pleas for greater and more coordinated […]

  42. Provost Tammy Evetovich named interim chancellor of UW-Platteville

    Chancellor Dennis Shields to depart June 1

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo today named Provost and Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Tammy Evetovich as interim Chancellor of UW-Platteville. Evetovich will begin that […]

  43. UW System to launch student free speech survey this week

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo announced today the UW System will launch the Student Perceptions of Campus Free Speech Survey on Thursday, April 7. The […]

  44. 2022 Regent Scholar Awards: UW System recognizes three professors for distinction in research, innovation, entrepreneurship

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System today announced three recipients of the 2022 Regent Scholar Awards. They will be honored at the next Board of Regents meeting on April 7. […]

  45. UW-Whitewater Provost John Chenoweth named interim chancellor

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Interim President Michael J. Falbo today announced that John Chenoweth will take over as interim chancellor of UW-Whitewater effective Tuesday, April 5. Chenoweth, the university’s […]

  46. Regents announce outstanding UW System teachers for 2022

    Educators in Menomonie, Superior, and Kenosha recognized with Regents’ top teaching award

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today announced the recipients of its 30th annual Teaching Excellence Awards. They will be honored April 8 at the next Regents […]

  47. UW System deserves your support, faces challenges head on

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    When I left my parents’ farm in Elroy to attend UW-Madison, we were so poor that I carried my belongings in a paper bag instead of a suitcase. I went […]

  48. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson on the passing of James R. Klauser

    MADISON, Wis.—UW System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “It is with sadness and regret that I announce the passing of James R. Klauser. Jim’s contributions to the people […]

  49. UW System bolsters youth protection on campuses

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced a policy requiring all System universities to enhance their safety standards and protocols for protection of minors participating in university-sponsored […]

  50. Statements from UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III and UW System President Tommy Thompson on the passing of Margaret Farrow

    MADISON, Wis.— UW System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III and UW System President Tommy Thompson issued these statements today regarding the passing of Margaret Farrow: UW System Regent […]

  51. UW System’s Research in the Rotunda returns to Capitol March 9

    Dozens of undergraduate students from Wisconsin’s public universities will display and discuss their research findings at the Wisconsin Capitol; lawmakers and the public are invited to attend

    MADISON, Wis. – Outstanding undergraduate student researchers and their faculty advisers from across the University of Wisconsin System will showcase their work next week as Research in the Rotunda returns […]

  52. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson in support of Ukraine

    MADISON, Wis.—UW System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today: “My heart goes out to the people of Ukraine as they fight against Vladimir Putin’s invasion of their homeland. The […]

  53. UW System moves to remove mask requirements

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson is working with university chancellors to begin removing current mandatory mask requirements on campus with the intent to withdraw them as soon […]

  54. Statement from UW System President Tommy Thompson and UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III on State of the State address

    MADISON, Wis.—UW System President Tommy Thompson and UW Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III issued this statement tonight: “We appreciate Gov. Evers’ commitment to public higher education and his recognition of […]

  55. In farewell address, President Tommy Thompson recounts shared accomplishments (day 2 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. – In his final appearance before the Board of Regents, University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson told Regents Friday that he will continue to champion the UW […]

  56. UW System President Tommy Thompson’s farewell remarks to Board of Regents

    University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued these prepared remarks today at the Board of Regents meeting. View President Thompson’s farewell remarks.

  57. UW-Madison Chancellor Blank presents her final report to the Board (day 1 news summary)

    MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank urged the audience at today’s Board of Regents meeting not to take the success of the state’s flagship university for granted. […]

  58. UW System Board of Regents announces 2022 Diversity Awards

    Educators in Eau Claire, La Crosse, and Platteville recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor the recipients of the 14th annual Regents’ Diversity Awards on February 11 in Madison at the next Regents meeting. […]

  59. UW System Board of Regents selects Jay O. Rothman as next System President

    MADISON, Wis.—Jay O. Rothman will take office as the next University of Wisconsin System President after a unanimous Board of Regents vote today to offer him the position. Rothman, 62, […]

  60. Special Regent Committee announces two finalists for UW System President

    Candidate interviews next week

    MADISON, Wis.—The Special Regent Committee for the University of Wisconsin System Presidential Search has identified two finalists who have agreed to be interviewed for the position next week. The finalists […]

  61. Statement by UW System Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Edmund Manydeeds III issued this statement today: “Tommy Thompson was the right man at the right time. His leadership has helped […]