1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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, […]

  6. 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 […]

  7. 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 […]

  8. 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 […]

  9. 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 […]

  10. 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 […]