GREEN BAY, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Regina Millner called Friday for the creation of a UW System task force to evaluate the overall college experience of UW students – with a particular focus on underrepresented minority students.
The task force will also be asked to provide recommendations for improvements, as needed.
“The goal is to not only to collect and examine perspectives and real life experiences but to also examine and, where necessary, recommend areas where our action can help improve the experience of all students,” Millner said.
During the Board’s April 8 meeting at UW-Green Bay, the Regents also welcomed a panel of five students from UW System campuses throughout the state and hosted a listening luncheon with students from each of the System’s four-year institutions. Two students represented the 13 UW Colleges.
Millner said the task force will be comprised of several Regents, Chancellors, student affairs professionals and students. The members, who are yet to be appointed, will be asked to share a final report with the Board including recommendations this year.
The creation of the task force, and the Board’s April 8 student panel and listening luncheon, follow a series of campus-based meetings, forums and listening sessions on diversity and inclusivity around the state during the last several months.