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Cross: Walker proposal “best budget the UW System has seen in a decade”

UW System President Ray Cross on Thursday testified before the legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance, telling the panel “affordability, accountability, compensation, infrastructure maintenance, and flexibilities are important to the university system.”

“We are very pleased with what the Governor has proposed,” Cross said. “It provides the first investment of new state dollars the UW System has received in more than a decade. We appreciate this recognition of the critical role we play in strengthening Wisconsin’s economy and its workforce. Research continues to show that an investment in the UW System yields at least a ten-fold return.”

Cross’ prepared remarks can be found here.

Video of Cross’ appearance before the committee can be viewed here. (Cross’ testimony begins at the 379:00 mark.)

Media coverage:

UW System President: Walker’s Budget A ‘Move In The Right Direction’

UW System President Ray Cross: Walker proposal the ‘best budget’ for system in 10 years

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.

Statement of UW System President Ray Cross

In response to Governor Walker’s announcement today regarding his proposed 2015-17 budget, the University of Wisconsin System is sharing the following statement from UW System President Ray Cross.

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