Board of Regents Meeting

Bascom_Van_Hise_summer02The University of Wisconsin Board of Regents is meeting today and tomorrow in Madison to discuss the 2011-12 annual budget and a proposed 5.5 percent tuition increase for all 2- and 4-year campuses.

Two-year campuses have not had an adjustment in five years, but the four-year campuses have had four consecutive 5.5 percent increases.  Annual tuition at UW-Madison will rise to $8,592, which includes a $250 surcharge to fund the Madison Initiative for Undergraduates.

In other news, Governor Scott Walker appointed two students to the Board of Regents yesterday. Katie Pointer, an incoming student at UW-Madison, will serve a two-year term as a “traditional” student. The DePere native completed her first year at UW-La Crosse and interned for Senator Ron Johnson’s campaign last fall. She is currently an intern for the Republican National Committee in Washington, D.C.

Troy Sherven, a distance education student at UW-Stout, will serve for one year as a “non-traditional” student representative to the board. Sherven is manager of information services for MCD, Inc. (Madison Cutting Die) and lives in Oregon, Wisconsin.