1. Thank You, Veterans!

    UW System offers veterans unique benefits and services In honor of Veterans Day, I’d like to personally thank all of the men and women of Wisconsin who have served our great country in the U.S. Armed Forces. As a veteran myself, I understand the personal sacrifice you make to protect our country and our freedoms, […]

  2. UW System restructuring is given seal of approval by the Higher Learning Commission

    I am happy to report that the University of Wisconsin System’s plan to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension has been officially approved by the Higher Learning Commission! Our primary concern is ensuring the UW System is in a position to provide greater access, affordability, and opportunity for our students and the state of Wisconsin. To […]

  3. Fostering Young Professionals and Enhancing Student Success

    Young professionals are a vital component to our Wisconsin workforce and economy. This week, the UW System joins the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and the rest of Wisconsin in celebrating Young Professionals Week (YP Week). YPWeek is dedicated to recognizing the contributions young professionals bring to our great state. Many of these young professionals developed […]

  4. UW System Celebrates Black History Month

    Throughout the month of February, UW campuses recognized the significant contributions African Americans make to our culture in honor of Black History Month. Here is a sampling of events: UW-Superior: The Black Student Union at UW-Superior offered its popular Soul Food dinner and program in the Yellowjacket Union. Music, food, and fun brought the campus […]

  5. Internships Provide Important Experience for Students

    An old adage states, “There is no substitute for experience.” The knowledge gained in lecture halls, classroom discussions, study groups, and exams are critical to the university experience. Our world-class faculty and staff give students a unique understanding in their chosen field of study, guiding them as they move from college toward their chosen career. […]

  6. Creating Opportunities in STEM Fields

    I recently had the honor of meeting students in grades 9-11 who were visiting UW-Platteville for its inaugural STEM Discovery Camp. This outreach program serves a diverse group of learners, including low-income families. Students explore STEM-related fields and are introduced to a curriculum based in science, technology, engineering, and math. The camp’s goal is to […]

  7. UW System Dairy Summit Seeks Collaboration

    The UW System was proud to host its first Wisconsin Idea Summit last week. These summits are part of our 2020FWD strategic framework and are intended to identify the most pressing challenges and opportunities in the state. Wisconsin’s reputation as “America’s Dairyland” made it an easy decision to focus our first summit on the dairy […]

  8. UW System Graduates Move Wisconsin Forward

    Congratulations to the entire Class of 2017! A college degree is a significant milestone. Graduation is about celebrating your future. This is an achievement to look back on and cherish in the years to come. You have taken the challenging path of higher education and succeeded. After years of hard work and long hours of […]

  9. UW System Business Council to Focus on Strategic Issues Facing Wisconsin

    The University of Wisconsin System plays an important role in preparing the future workforce and strengthening Wisconsin’s economy.  During our listening sessions for the 2020FWD strategic framework, we heard about the importance of collaboration between businesses and the university. Recently, I formed the UW System Business Council to enhance our partnerships with businesses and communities […]

  10. Celebrating Black History Month

    February is Black History Month, and on behalf of the University of Wisconsin System, I would like to help kick off the annual celebration. This is an important opportunity for us to honor and recognize the significant contributions of African Americans to our state and nation. In January, I wrote about honoring Dr. King’s legacy […]