Engaging more than 200,000 Wisconsinites each day means there’s always something new—and newsworthy—to explore. Learn the latest on the leaders and programs helping Wisconsin families, communities, students and businesses thrive from the official source for UW Colleges and UW-Extension news, press coverage, announcements and events.


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.

VideoEducational Access and Innovation

UW-Rock County holds commencement ceremony

UW-Rock County held their commencement ceremony on May 18th.

News StoryEnhancing Quality of Life

Preserving Pathways series highlights important issues faced by rural communities

UW Colleges and UW-Extension partnered with Northern Wisconsin communities, organizations and government agencies to host Preserving Pathways: A Neighborhood Conversation Series. The series of three roundtables—held May 30, May 31 and June 1— focused on the topics of education, healthcare and the economy.

Press CoverageEducational Access and Innovation

Your Town Marshfield: UW STEM building to open in August

For the first time in 50 years, students and UW-Marshfield/Wood County will be learning science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM in a state of the art facility.

Press Release

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.