UW-Green Bay hosts hearing on dementia services and education

At a budget hearing at UW-Green Bay over the weekend, local advocates pressed state Democrats to preserve or expand funding for dementia services and education in the state budget. The Green Bay Press-Gazette covered the hearing. “UWGB Professor of Social Work Doreen Higgins told the legislators Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to boost UW-System funding by $135 million will not erase concerns about the struggles the system faces after absorbing $800 million in cuts since 2011. ‘This is about maintaining a high-quality education for students at UW-Green Bay and universities across the state,’ Higgins said. ‘We need to find ways to make this viable for our students, staff and communities.'”