1. 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 […]

  2. 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 […]

  3. 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 […]

  4. Enrollment up, and steady, across the UW System

    Year-over-year increase is first since 2014

    MADISON, Wis.— University of Wisconsin System enrollment increased this fall compared to the previous year for the first time since 2014, according to preliminary estimates based on the first day of classes. Excluding UW-Madison, new freshman enrollment increased by 3 percent overall. “Wisconsin is in a war for talent and our universities play a key […]

  5. UW-Parkside chancellor finalists named

    MADISON, Wis.—University of Wisconsin System President Jay Rothman today announced three finalists for the position of chancellor at the University of Wisconsin–Parkside, a student-centered university that serves approximately 4,300 students and offers 51 undergraduate majors, 87 minors and certificates, and 16 graduate degrees across four academic colleges. A Special Regent Committee selected the finalists from […]

  6. UW System’s 2023-2024 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars announced

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System announced today the selection of the 2023–2024 Wisconsin Teaching Fellows & Scholars. This year’s program participants come from the System’s 11 comprehensive universities and UW-Milwaukee. Wisconsin Teaching Fellows and Scholars must demonstrate excellent teaching skills and have a curiosity about student learning to be nominated by Provosts. The yearlong […]

  7. UW System Regents re-elect Karen Walsh as President, Amy Blumenfeld Bogost as Vice President

    MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents on Friday re-elected Regent Karen Walsh to a one-year term as president. Walsh, a graduate of UW-Madison, has served as Regent President since June 2022. Regents also re-elected Regent Amy Blumenfeld Bogost as vice president; she has also served in that position for the […]

  8. Regents announce Academic Staff Excellence Awards for 2023

    Educators at UW-River Falls, UW-Madison, and UW-Green Bay recognized for work to support student success

    MADISON, Wis.—The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Excellence Awards at its next meeting in Milwaukee on June 9. These awards recognize exceptional service to the university and are the UW System’s highest recognition bestowed on members of its academic staff. “This year’s outstanding award […]

  9. UW System campuses to launch 11 new online certificates and one master’s degree this fall to meet market demands

    New programs will reach students in areas of digital marketing, financial technology, biodiversity conservation, and IT

    MADISON, Wis.—Students and career professionals will have new online learning opportunities this fall when the University of Wisconsin System launches 11 new certificates and one master’s degree in fast-growing fields. The 100 percent online programs were developed collaboratively by several universities and feature graduate-level certificates in the expanding fields of Digital Marketing, Financial Technology, and […]

  10. Dr. Tammy K. Evetovich named new chancellor of UW-Platteville

    Appointment takes effect immediately

    MADISON, Wis.—Dr. Tammy K. Evetovich, interim Chancellor since June 1, 2022, has been named the 15th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Platteville. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Evetovich’s appointment, following a recommendation made by a selection committee. Evetovich will assume the leadership post immediately. Evetovich served as the Provost […]