1. 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 of the state continues, despite COVID-19. “We are now doing many things differently, but the University of Wisconsin System institutions remain open. I am enormously […]

  2. 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 the COVID-19 restrictions now in place, faculty scholars from three UW System institutions were to be honored at the April meeting of the UW System […]

  3. 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 success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. “These outstanding people and programs are making a profound impact on their campus communities, increasing […]

  4. 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 each month take part in the Partnership’s diverse programming, from educational courses to health and legal services. A new Odyssey Family Learning Center will serve […]

  5. 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 a challenge the University of Wisconsin System must address, according to UW leadership. “We need to constantly seek to find answers,” said Regent President Andrew […]

  6. 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 Records Coordinator briefed the Board of Regents Audit Committee about improvements in public records responsiveness and tracking. Director of Compliance and Integrity Katie Ignatowski and […]

  7. 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. These awards recognize individuals and programs that foster access and success for students who are members of historically underrepresented populations. Each recipient is awarded $7,500 […]

  8. 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 Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen, and UW System President Ray Cross issued these statements today regarding Whitburn’s announcement:   “I thank Gerald Whitburn […]

  9. UW System puts focus on expanding college opportunities for nontraditional students (day 2 news summary)

    WHITEWATER, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System is expanding opportunities for adult learners. At today’s UW System Board of Regents meeting at UW-Whitewater, the Regents heard about the education options that are available to nontraditional adult learners across the UW System. “Throughout Wisconsin and the nation, people of all ages are seeking a quality education that […]

  10. News Around the UW System – December 2019

    Report to the Board of Regents What started as a pen-pal project between UW-Whitewater students and 2nd graders in Beloit, Wis., has transformed into an award-winning mentorship program. The Little Scholars Program recently won an outstanding achievement award from the Wisconsin State Council on Affirmative Action. College students write letters to their little buddies, and […]