Chancellor Blank delivers State of the University address

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank gave her annual State of the University address to the Faculty Senate yesterday afternoon.

Read her prepared remarks here.

Audio of the address is available here.


Video: Campus Budget Forum

Chancellor Blank: After budget cuts, time for state to reinvest

Now is the time for the state to reinvest in its higher education system, University of Wisconsin­–Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank told a crowd of about 100 students, staff, faculty and state legislators who attended a campus budget forum Wednesday at the Gordon Dining & Event Center.

Blank provided an update on the university’s current budget outlook, as well as the budget request proposed by UW System.

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View the slides from the presentation here.

Read coverage of the forum from the Wisconsin State Journal and The Daily Cardinal.


UW-Madison budget forum set for Sept. 14

The campus community is invited to be part of a discussion about the state budget and its impact on the University of Wisconsin–Madison in a forum on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 3:30-5 p.m. at Gordon Dining & Event Center, 770 W. Dayton St.

Cross urges support for budget proposal at La Crosse newspaper visit

In a visit with the editorial board of the La Crosse Tribune, UW System President Ray Cross said investment in the system in an investment in the future of Wisconsin.

Read the article here.

Blank, Regents weigh in on System budget request

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank writes in her blog that the System budget request aligns well with the institution’s goals.

“I’m happy to support this request, and I hope you will join our efforts over the next nine months as part of the state budget process,” Blank says.

University of Wisconsin Board of Regents President Regina Millner and Vice President John Behling write that the System can play an important role in reinvigorating the state economy.

“All of our UW System campuses are in an ideal position to drive a stronger Wisconsin economy – something we all want for students, for families, and for Wisconsin.”

Read the column from Millner and Behling here.

Regents approve 2020FWD, UW-System’s new strategic framework

The board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the plan. It provides strategic direction for the UW System in four key areas: the educational pipeline, the university experience, business and community mobilization, and operational excellence.

Coverage of UW System budget request

Wisconsin State Journal: UW budget request seeks new outreach programs, $4M for student advising

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UW System details new initiatives

Capital Times: UW System seeks $42.5 million to cut student costs, develop workforce

Wisconsin State Journal editorial: Keep tuition freeze but increase state aid to University of Wisconsin

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram editorial: UW System budget request reasonable

UW System releases strategic framework, 2017-19 budget request

The University of Wisconsin System today released details of the strategic framework, 2020FWD, and the 2017-19 biennial budget request.

The items will be presented UW System Board of Regents for discussion and a vote during Thursday’s meeting at the Gordon Dining & Event Center on the UW-Madison campus.

Cross: Now is the Time to Stand with Your UW

University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross writes in a new column that the state of Wisconsin is at a crossroads.

“We can choose either to invest in our future, in the future of our children, and in the future of our state, or we can give the university system a lower priority and put our future at risk. The choice is ours.

“We need your support. Now is the time to stand with the University of Wisconsin System,” Cross writes.

Read the full column here.

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