Statements from Cross, Regent leaders Falbo, Millner

In response to Governor Walker’s announcement this morning regarding the proposed University of Wisconsin System budget for the 2015-17 biennium, the UW System is sharing statements from leadership. System President Ray Cross says the proposed cuts “are substantial, and they will impact every one of our institutions, and also adds, “Taking a longer view, our new relationship with the state will allow us to leverage the System’s great resources, talent, and ideas to even better serve the people and economy of Wisconsin.” Regent President Michael J. Falbo notes that “throughout its history, the University of Wisconsin System has evolved to meet changing needs and demands.” Regent Vice President Regina Millner’s statement says “One of the most important responsibilities of the Board of Regents is to maintain the University of Wisconsin System’s hard-earned, well-deserved and longstanding reputation for excellence in academia and research… (and) the principles of tenure and shared governance are integral to delivering on that commitment….”

See the full statements.

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