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Ray Cross

Ray Cross, President of the University of Wisconsin System.

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Regent’s UW President’s Search Criticized

Regent’s UW President’s Search Criticized

Search committee includes no faculty, staff or non-regent students.

Op Ed: Cross Exit Opens Door to UW Reforms
Op Ed

Cross Exit Opens Door to UW Reforms

Find leader from outside academia to take fresh look, transform UW System.

UW System presidential search committee named
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UW System presidential search committee named

The Committee is expected to convene in December, when Petersen will charge the Committee with its mission, review search procedures, and begin the national search.

UW System honors achievements of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies across UW System
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UW System honors achievements of LGBTQ+ advocates and their allies across UW System

13 honorees of 2019 Dr. P.B. Poorman Award for Outstanding Achievement on Behalf of LGBTQ+ People

UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2019
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UW System honors Outstanding Women of Color in Education Award recipients for 2019

This year is the 24th anniversary of the award through which 388 women of color have been recognized for their transformational work.

UW System, Alliant Energy recognize outstanding students, teachers for 2019
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UW System, Alliant Energy recognize outstanding students, teachers for 2019

The awards are presented to students and teachers from UW System campuses located within Alliant Energy’s service area.

UW System President Ray Cross to Retire

UW System President Ray Cross to Retire

Has held leadership roles within UW System since 2011.

Gov. Evers’ Statement on President Cross’ Retirement
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Gov. Evers’ Statement on President Cross’ Retirement

"I want to thank Ray for his five years of leadership and service as president of our UW System."

UW System President Cross announces plans to retire
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UW System President Cross announces plans to retire

Cross, 71, will continue to serve as UW System president until his successor is found after a national search.

UW System preliminary 2019 enrollment drops slightly in wake of demographic trends
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UW System preliminary 2019 enrollment drops slightly in wake of demographic trends

UW System produced a record 36,825 graduates in 2017-18.

UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry
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UW Dairy Innovation Hub seeks solutions to challenges facing Wisconsin dairy industry

Agriculture deans to address Board of Regents on Thursday at UW-Superior

UW Extended Campus to launch two online Master of Science programs in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management
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UW Extended Campus to launch two online Master of Science programs in Applied Biotechnology and Information Technology Management

The graduate programs are now accepting applications for the spring semester, which starts January 2020

Marquette University Slashes Staff

Marquette University Slashes Staff

To avoid tuition hike, 24 employees laid off, 49 vacancies won’t be filled.

Anny Morrobel-Sosa named Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
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Anny Morrobel-Sosa named Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Morrobel-Sosa will serve as the chief academic officer for the UW System.

Aaron Seligman named Director of UW System’s Office of Educational Opportunity
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Aaron Seligman named Director of UW System’s Office of Educational Opportunity

Seligman most recently managed student engagement, programming, and communications as Assistant Director of the University of Wisconsin Hillel Foundation at UW-Madison.

UW System empowers small business innovation
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UW System empowers small business innovation

“UW System’s Institute for Business & Entrepreneurship is powerful and growing,” said UW System President Ray Cross.

Legislators Okay $1 Billion for UW Projects

Legislators Okay $1 Billion for UW Projects

Budget committee approves some 40 projects, including UWM Chemistry Building.

UW System Statements on Joint Finance Committee capital budget vote
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UW System Statements on Joint Finance Committee capital budget vote

"I deeply appreciate the Joint Finance Committee’s very strong investment in the University of Wisconsin System’s infrastructure."

UW System Board of Regents elects new board leadership
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UW System Board of Regents elects new board leadership

Drew Petersen to serve as next Regents’ president

UW System forms Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin
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UW System forms Freshwater Collaborative of Wisconsin

The Freshwater Collaborative is designed to meet the pressing needs of freshwater access and security

Rep. Shankland: Statement on Joint Finance Committee’s Vote on UW System
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Rep. Shankland: Statement on Joint Finance Committee’s Vote on UW System

"I am thankful to Governor Evers for his leadership in investing in the UW System, and I know he will keep pushing for funding the tuition freeze and investing in our UW System."

GOP Kills Spending Bump For UW System

GOP Kills Spending Bump For UW System

UW leader Ray Cross decries Budget Committee: "I feel like I've been kicked in the shins."

President Cross Statement on Joint Finance Committee budget vote
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President Cross Statement on Joint Finance Committee budget vote

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross issued this statement today: “Today’s vote was a missed opportunity and shortsighted. The UW System is the best investment the state can make to develop its workforce and attract and retain talent. The UW System budget is reasonable, specific, and responds to workforce needs. We […]

Cross Says Budget Process Causes Competition

Cross Says Budget Process Causes Competition

UW System president says various campuses competing to get scarce funds for new facilities.

Cross Still Hopes for New UWM Building

Cross Still Hopes for New UWM Building

Legislature killed Evers capital budget but UW System still backs new funding, bonding authority for projects around state.

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Legislators Reject Evers Capital Budget

Republicans say $2.5 billion too high, back smaller price tag for top priorities.

Cross Champions New UWM Chemistry Building

Cross Champions New UWM Chemistry Building

Building outmoded, UW System president says. Evers also backs $130 million project.

Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget

Evers Wants $2.5 Billion Capital Budget

Fitzgerald assails “alarming... level of spending and bonding”.

Regents Okay Pay Hike for UW Staff

Regents Okay Pay Hike for UW Staff

UW System officials say uncompetitive pay causing faculty turnover.

“Smart Cities—Smart Futures” Competition Draws Hundreds of Submissions, Supports Wisconsin Innovation
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“Smart Cities—Smart Futures” Competition Draws Hundreds of Submissions, Supports Wisconsin Innovation

Wisconsin higher education community submits ideas aiming to help shape and change the future of health care, transportation, housing, and education

Op Ed: 25 UW Campuses Strapped for Funds
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25 UW Campuses Strapped for Funds

UW-Madison doing fine but other 25 campuses, including Milwaukee, have taken big hits to funding.

New Names for Waukesha, Washington County Campuses Approved
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New Names for Waukesha, Washington County Campuses Approved

The campuses serving freshmen and sophomores became part of UWM on July 1.

Representative Mark Spreitzer statement on UW-System funding for agriculture educators
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Representative Mark Spreitzer statement on UW-System funding for agriculture educators

"Only three years after Governor Walker slashed UW System funding, rural communities and farmers are seeing the negative effects."

22 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants
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22 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants

Governor Scott Walker, WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan, UW System President Ray Cross and other key leaders to award grants during statewide tour on “Fab Lab Day”

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin
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State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin

WEDC Secretary Hogan, Department of Revenue Secretary Chandler, UW System President Cross among those taking part in “Fab Lab Day” announcements on May 1

Op Ed: How to Pick the Next Governor
Op Ed

How to Pick the Next Governor

Judge the many candidates on how they’d address Wisconsin’s economic chasm.

Op Ed: UW System Changes Too Piecemeal
Op Ed

UW System Changes Too Piecemeal

Example: UW-Stevens Point reducing liberal arts. System-wide strategic plan is needed.

Op Ed: UW Extension Could Have More Impact
Op Ed

UW Extension Could Have More Impact

Its 1600 employees could beef up depleted regional UW campuses.

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Career Creator Plan to Support Long-Term Workforce Development Needs
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Career Creator Plan to Support Long-Term Workforce Development Needs

$20 million investment will improve worker training and education opportunities

WEDC, UW System Name Talent Initiatives Director
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WEDC, UW System Name Talent Initiatives Director

Rebecca Deschane to oversee statewide efforts to attract, retain highly skilled workforce in newly-created position that will serve both organizations

The State of Politics: Does UW System Have Too Many Colleges?
The State of Politics

Does UW System Have Too Many Colleges?

Cross addresses what’s long been whispered: 26 UW institutions is too many.

Op Ed: UW System Reorganization a Bold Plan
Op Ed

UW System Reorganization a Bold Plan

What’s good and what could be improved in UW President Ray Cross’s proposal.

WEDC, UW System Launch Workforce Development Partnership
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WEDC, UW System Launch Workforce Development Partnership

New talent initiatives director position to oversee statewide efforts to attract, retain highly skilled workforce

Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay
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Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay

Joins government, business, and education leaders in discussing impact Foxconn will have on workforce development in Wisconsin

21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants
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21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants

Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch, other key leaders to award WEDC grants during statewide tour on "Fab Lab Day" in Wisconsin

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin
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State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin

Lt. Governor Kleefisch, UW System President Cross, WEDC Secretary Hogan among those taking part in "Fab Lab Day" announcements on April 25

The State of Politics: Johnny College Can’t Read
The State of Politics

Johnny College Can’t Read

Or add. Report shows which high schools’ grads require remediation from UW System.

Wisconsin Budget: 15 Years of Declining UW Support
Wisconsin Budget

15 Years of Declining UW Support

In real dollars state support of UW System has plummeted by one-third since 2001.

Op-Ed: Rep Nass Threatens More UW Cuts
Op-Ed

Rep Nass Threatens More UW Cuts

Whitewater Republican Steve Nass upset by gay sexuality discussion in UW sociology class.

Op-Ed: 7 Ways to Improve UW System
Op-Ed

7 Ways to Improve UW System

Ray Cross and regents need to take bold steps in face of financial cuts.

The State of Politics: UW Faculty Protests Anger GOP Legislators
The State of Politics

UW Faculty Protests Anger GOP Legislators

Walker and legislators double down: they won’t restore UW cuts or tenure protection.

Faculty Council of Senators of UW Colleges Endorse Resolution of No Confidence
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Faculty Council of Senators of UW Colleges Endorse Resolution of No Confidence

The resolution calls upon System President Ray Cross and the Board of Regents “to make a positive case for improved access, affordability, and educational resources for our students.”

What Would Tommy Do?

What Would Tommy Do?

A Republican governor was once UW’s greatest champion. Those days are long gone.

Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 State of the State Address
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Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 State of the State Address

"The state of our state is strong. We are moving Wisconsin forward."

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin Statement on 2-Year, Bipartisan Perkins Extension Heading to the President’s Desk to Become Law
Op-Ed: Why Tenure and Shared Governance Are Needed
Op-Ed

Why Tenure and Shared Governance Are Needed

Legislators' push for top-down management will damage UW System and chase away top faculty.

Can Ray Cross Reposition the UW System?

Can Ray Cross Reposition the UW System?

Legislators see it as a Madison-centered liberal redoubt. Maybe it needs a stronger base in Milwaukee.

“We Could Do a Lot More Outreach.”

“We Could Do a Lot More Outreach.”

UW System President Ray Cross discusses how an independently managed UW System might work.