1. President Thompson statement on death of General Colin Powell

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today on the death of General Colin Powell: “General Colin Powell was an exemplary leader who I had the […]

  2. University of Wisconsin System statements on Chancellor Blank’s announcement today

    MADISON, Wis.—UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank announced today that she will be leaving the university to assume the leadership of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill. UW System Regent President Edmund Manydeeds […]

  3. Running the UW System is our responsibility

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    The University of Wisconsin System owns a critical responsibility to open our classrooms this September to deliver the in-person education students deserve and parents expect. And we are planning to […]

  4. Why I got vaccinated – and why you should, too

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    When I had an opportunity to become vaccinated against COVID-19 last spring, I didn’t hesitate. The vaccine clearly was the best way for me to protect myself and the people […]

  5. UW System President Thompson statement on proposed JCRAR resolution

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson issued this statement today regarding a proposed resolution by the state’s Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules: “From day one when […]

  6. UW System President Thompson announces student vaccination incentive

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson today announced a new incentive program that provides an opportunity for UW students vaccinated against COVID-19 to win a $7,000 scholarship. Under […]

  7. UW System is a solution to workforce needs

    By Tommy Thompson, President, University of Wisconsin System

    Employers across Wisconsin have one thing on their mind as we emerge from the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic: Employees. They can’t get enough. Yet, from Superior to Kenosha, Platteville […]

  8. UW System Presidential Search Committee named

    Revised September 13, 2021, to reflect the addition of a committee member.  MADISON, Wis.—Edmund Manydeeds III, President of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents, today appointed a 21-member […]

  9. UW System statement on state budget

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson and Regent President Edmund Manydeeds III issued this statement today: “The University of Wisconsin is the state’s greatest asset next to its […]

  10. UW System awards $1 million in scholarships to 267 students

    Awardees are first under new Regents Opportunity Scholarship

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that 267 UW System students will share $1 million in scholarships under the new Wisconsin Regents Opportunity Scholarship program. The […]