1. Financial aid modernization will help Wisconsin students

    Financial Aid Modernization Act will make it easier for students to receive state financial aid

    MADISON, Wis.—The Financial Aid Modernization Act, passed by the Wisconsin legislature and signed into law by Governor Tony Evers today, will help students by making Wisconsin’s financial aid programs more user-friendly while aligning with federal financial aid requirements. Act 80 makes needed updates to eligibility calculations in state statutes, aligns Wisconsin law with federal law, […]

  2. Universities of Wisconsin honor Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2023

    MADISON, Wis.—The Universities of Wisconsin have announced the 13 recipients of the 2023 Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award, an annual honor given to faculty, staff, students, or community members to recognize their achievements in advancing equity and inclusion for people of color within the Universities of Wisconsin as well as communities across the […]

  3. Universities of Wisconsin honor achievements of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies through 2023 awards

    13 honorees of 2023 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People

    MADISON, Wis.—The Universities of Wisconsin have announced the 13 honorees of the 2023 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People, an annual honor given to LGBTQ+ people or their allies who have helped to create a safer and more inclusive climate for LGBTQ+ people. The award celebrates the memory and […]

  4. Universities of Wisconsin enrollment grows by more than 1,700 students for fall 2023; first increase since 2014

    Official 10-day enrollment figures show more than 162,500 students

    MADISON, Wis.—Enrollment at the Universities of Wisconsin grew by more than 1,700 students, or 1.1 percent, this fall to 162,528, according to official 10-day enrollment figures announced today. The enrollment represents the first increase since 2014. The official fall 2022 enrollment was 160,782. “These enrollment numbers are encouraging as we seek to increase the number […]

  5. Universities of Wisconsin unveil $32 million workforce proposal

    MADISON, Wis.—The Universities of Wisconsin today unveiled a $32 million proposal to develop more engineers, nurses, data scientists, and business and finance leaders. The effort would continue the Universities’ ongoing emphasis on meeting workforce needs. The proposal comes in response to the 2023-25 state budget, which assigns $32 million to the UW pending a plan […]

  6. Universities of Wisconsin, Alliant Energy recognize outstanding students, instructors for 2023

    MADISON, Wis.—Four Universities of Wisconsin students and three educators are being recognized today by the Universities of Wisconsin and Alliant Energy Foundation for their outstanding achievements. The Alliant Energy Erroll B. Davis, Jr. Achievement Awards recognize the outstanding academic and community-service efforts of students from traditionally underrepresented minority groups who are pursuing a degree in […]

  7. Richland campus to close, two others end in-person instruction, under directive from President Rothman

    MADISON, Wis. – Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman announced today his decision to end in-person instruction at two additional branch campuses and to close one branch campus. Rothman also directed chancellors overseeing the remaining two-year campuses to work with local officials to determine the best uses for facilities to meet student and community needs. […]

  8. Rothman unveils new Universities of Wisconsin identity to represent 13 universities

    EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – President Jay Rothman today unveiled the Universities of Wisconsin, a new name and identity that emphasizes the constellation of Wisconsin’s 13 public universities. The Universities of Wisconsin will replace the University of Wisconsin System as the preferred way to describe the universities. The new name will be accompanied by new brand […]

  9. Regents announce University Staff Excellence Awards for 2023

    Awards honor staff at UW-Parkside, UW-Stevens Point, UW-Stout 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 UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its university staff. The 2023 recipients will be honored at the next Regents meeting, October 6. The […]

  10. Dr. Lynn D. Akey named new chancellor of UW-Parkside

    Appointment takes effect January 2, 2024

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Lynn D. Akey, Vice President for Student Success, Analytics and Integrated Planning at Minnesota State University, Mankato, has been named the 7th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Parkside. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Akey’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a selection committee. Akey will assume the […]