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Press Release

Sandeen Named University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor

News StoryEducational Access and Innovation

Board of Regents Approves Restructure of UW Colleges and UW-Extension

The UW System Board of Regents passed a resolution approving a proposal to restructure UW Colleges and UW-Extension. The resolution allows UW System President Ray Cross to proceed with planning and implementation to join the 13 two-year campuses with four-year comprehensive and research institutions. UW-Extension divisions will be joined within UW-Madison and UW System Administration.

From the ChancellorEducational Access and Innovation

UW-Colleges Restructuring Will Broaden Access to Education and Keep Doors Open

In early October 2017, the University of Wisconsin system proposed a major restructuring project that would see the state’s two-year colleges merged into the state’s public four-year universities, effectively creating a system of campuses and satellite campuses across the state. Still in the proposal phase, the merger will need to gain Board approval before it’s enacted. In this interview, Cathy Sandeen discusses the reasons behind the proposed restructuring and shares her thoughts on how Wisconsin’s public two-year colleges will change—and where they must stay the same—post-merger.

Press Release

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