Pletcher: United UW System has its advantages

Splitting Wisconsin’s public university system is a shocking proposal to many, but it wouldn’t be the first time the state had a divided education system. The Press-Gazette’s page 1 feature in its Monday (April 11) edition examines the arguments pro and con. Among those quoted is Associate Provost Kathy Pletcher, who began her UW-Green Bay career not long after the early-1970s merger. She recalls that it took some time for the state teachers colleges and the former UW institutions to become a truly unified system. She also noted, from her perspective, that there have been tremendous advantages of a collective UW System approach to shared library resources, technology acquisition and software purchasing. The story is archived online.