1. 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 […]

  2. UW System Presidential Search Committee named

    Revised July 26, 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 20-member […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Thompson announces new Vice President for Office of University Relations

    Jeff Buhrandt succeeds Scott Neitzel, who resigns after playing a key role during a challenging year

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that he has named Jeff Buhrandt as Interim Vice President for University Relations, replacing Scott Neitzel who is resigning his […]

  5. UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson resigns; former UW System leader Jim Henderson named interim

    Chancellor cites health condition

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson announced today that UW-Whitewater Chancellor Dwight Watson has resigned, citing health concerns. Thompson appointed former UW System Vice President for Academic and […]

  6. UW Extended Campus, in partnership with UW System campuses, to launch five new online certificates this fall

    Certificates offer skills training in high-demand fields: bioinformatics, data science, health care informatics, senior living, and sustainability and well-being

    MADISON, Wis.—UW Extended Campus, in partnership with University of Wisconsin System campuses, will offer five new online certificates aligned with industry needs and high-growth occupations in September 2021. The new […]

  7. Regents honor recipients of Academic Staff Excellence Awards (day 2 news summary)

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today honored the recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards for both 2021 and 2020. These awards acknowledge exceptional […]

  8. UW System Regents elect Edmund Manydeeds III as President and Karen Walsh as Vice President to one-year terms

    MILWAUKEE, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday elected Regent Edmund Manydeeds III to a one-year term as president. Manydeeds, a graduate of UW-Superior and UW-Madison, succeeds […]

  9. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2021

    Educators in Madison, Oshkosh recognized for work to support student success

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

  10. More than 1,000 nursing and pharmacy students receive tuition credit for providing vaccinations during pandemic

    UW System extending program through summer

    MADISON, Wis.—More than 1,000 nursing and pharmacy students across the University of Wisconsin System have provided COVID-19 vaccinations and earned a $500 tuition credit while also receiving valuable work experience, […]