MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today after the vote of the Joint Finance Committee to release $45 million in funding to the UW System:

“This funding will allow us to continue our focus on meeting Wisconsin’s needs, especially in the high-demand fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The UW System’s emphasis on student success is leading to more graduates than ever, and we remain the best investment Wisconsin can make. Funding the Dairy Innovation Hub will help our experts address the challenges facing Wisconsin’s dairy industry.”