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UW System Board of Regents June Meeting

The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will meet via videoconference Thursday, June 4. Live webcast coverage of the full board portion of the meeting is here.

The Regents meet in committee Thursday morning:

  • The Audit Committee will discuss several items relating to internal audit, pandemic disruption, and compliance.
  • The Capital Planning & Budget Committee will hear several reports and consider authorization to complete the design and construction of UW-Madison’s Chemistry 2nd Floor Wang Laboratory Renovation project.
  • The Research, Economic Development & Innovation Committee will hear three perspectives on research, economic development and innovation in light of COVID-19 from committee chair Robert Atwell.
  • The Business & Finance Committee hear several reports and consider approval of two contracts.
  • The Education Committee will consider approval of several new degree programs, including a Master of Science: Business — Analytics at UW-Madison; changes to Regent Policy Document 20-2 (Student Evaluation of Instruction); and the 2020 Report on Faculty Promotions, Tenure Designations, and Other Changes of Status. The committee will also consider approval of the creation of six new schools at UW-Stevens Point, a reorganization that was the result of two-years of strategic planning and discussion.

The full board meets at 12:45 pm. They will hear reports from Board President Andrew Petersen and UW System President Ray Cross. They will also consider approval of the 2020-21 annual operating budget and hear presentations on student behavioral health and the seamless transfer program. The board concludes in closed session.

PROFS Welcomes Michael Bernard-Donals as President

Michael Bernard-Donals

PROFS welcomes English Professor Michael Bernard-Donals as president and extends deep gratitude to Kinesiology Professor Dorothy Farrar Edwards for her service as president for the past three years. Farrar Edwards remains a member of the steering committee.

Bernard-Donals is returning to the faculty after serving as Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty and Staff for the past six years. He has served as a member of the PROFS Steering Committee since 2014. He was also a member of the University Committee from 2011-14 and served as its chair in 2013-14.