The mission of the Division of Academic and Student Affairs is to fulfill the Universities of Wisconsin’s commitment to academic excellence, faculty and student success, shared governance, and community engagement. Inherent in this broad mission are methods of instruction, research, extended training, and public service designed to educate people and improve the human condition. Basic to every purpose is the search for truth.

In collaboration with the leaders, faculty, staff, and students of the 13 universities comprising the Universities of Wisconsin, the division advises and provides vision, leadership, and service to the Board of Regents and President to ensure:

  • All Wisconsin residents have access to high-quality educational experiences, and their success is central to everything we do.
  • All universities model equitable policies and practices, so every student is prepared for the challenges and opportunities of life and work in an increasingly diverse state, nation, and world.
  • All universities support opportunities for faculty, students, and staff to discover and share knowledge through research, scholarship, teaching, and service, which advances the Wisconsin Idea by meeting the educational, economic, and cultural needs of Wisconsin, the nation, and the world.
  • The Universities of Wisconsin remains a national leader in public higher education.