“We appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s action today and the spirit of collaboration we have developed with its members and the legislature. With President Cross’s leadership, this new sense of partnership has helped us get to where we are today. It has also set a new standard and tone for how we can best serve our students, our institutions, the state and taxpayers in the future. This renewed commitment to work together will get results and lead to a stronger university that is even more aligned with the needs of Wisconsin.”