Media Relations

Let us help make the newsgathering process easier. Our Media Relations staff can help journalists connect with UW Colleges and UW-Extension experts, secure locations for broadcast interviews and obtain news releases and multimedia resources.

To tap into our resources for journalists, submit a media request or contact:

Katy Byrnes Kaiser
Director of Communications
(608) 890-0667


Press Releases

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Sandeen Named University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor

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Malcolm Brett, Longtime Director of Wisconsin Public Broadcasting, Retiring in Spring 2018

Director of University of Wisconsin-Extension’s Broadcast and Media Innovations Division has had a profound impact on positive role of public media in communities

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UW System to Restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension to Expand Access to Higher Education

UW System proposes restructuring campuses to improve student access and success, increase efficiency and save resources, and better align with Wisconsin’s future workforce needs

Press ReleaseSupporting Families and Communities


To commemorate 103 years of Wisconsin 4-H’s service to the state’s youth and families, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Oct. 1-7 as 4-H Week, coinciding with a nationwide celebration of the research-based positive youth development program.

Press ReleaseEducational Access and Innovation

Use New Mobile App to See Which UW Schools Are Right for You

UW Journey matches students with their best UW campus fit based upon career goals, extracurricular interests

Press ReleaseEconomic Development

Transforming Innovative UW System Ideas into New Businesses: $200,000 Awarded by Ideadvance Seed Fund

Up to $200,000 in grants will be awarded to five small businesses in the latest round of awards in the Ideadvance program fostering the entrepreneurship ecosystem across Wisconsin.

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UW Colleges and UW-Extension Faculty Approved for Promotion or Tenure

MADISON, Wis. – University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW-Extension is proud to announce that 34 faculty members were recently awarded promotions or tenure.

Press ReleaseEconomic Development

SBA’s Small Business Innovation National Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin

The SBIR Road Tour is coming to Wisconsin on July 18, giving small businesses the coveted opportunity to learn more about America’s largest seed fund for research and development.

Press ReleaseEducational Access and Innovation

Dr. Karen R. Schmitt Named UW Colleges Provost

Dr. Karen R. Schmitt has been named the next Provost for the University of Wisconsin Colleges
following a nationally competitive search, announced University of Wisconsin Colleges and UW‐Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen.

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Regents Honor Outstanding UW System Academic Staff

The UW System Board of Regents will honor this year’s recipients of the Academic Staff Awards for Excellence at its June 9 meeting in Milwaukee.