University of Wisconsin–Madison

Chancellor Blank releases statement on budget proposal

UW-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank today released the following statement in response to Governor Scott Walker’s proposal for funding UW System:

I am very appreciative of the new investments Governor Walker is proposing for the UW System.

The increased funding, including additional funding for the Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program and our internationally recognized Alzheimer’s research program, will allow us to continue the important work of providing students with a world-class education and engaging in research that helps grow the economy and improve citizen’s health and well-being.

There are a number of policy proposals included in the governor’s budget proposal as well that we will review to determine the impact on our campus. I look forward to working with the governor and the legislature to ensure UW–Madison can continue to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students.

UW System leaders are also reacting to the governor’s proposal.

UW System President Ray Cross statement

Board of Regents President Regina Millner statement 

Board of Regents Vice President John R. Behling statement