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Ray Cross

Ray Cross, President of the University of Wisconsin System.

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WEDC, UW System Name Talent Initiatives Director
Press Release

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.