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The future of the Universities of Wisconsin

April 23, 2024 2:05 PM CDT

By: Jo Ann Krulatz

Two state legislators who serve on legislative committees overseeing colleges and universities will speak about the future of the Universities of Wisconsin Tuesday evening in Muscoda. State Senator Kelda Roys and Assembly Representative Katrina Shankland will share their experiences regarding recent higher education funding negotiations.

In October 2023, UW System President Jay Rothman closed the UW-Richland campus. Also that month, UW-Platteville Chancellor Tammy Evetovich announced the elimination of 111 positions at the Platteville campus, a staff reduction of more than 12%. In the last six months, the UW System has closed four additional two-year campuses including.

Senator Roys, member of the Senate Committee on Universities and Revenue, and Representative Shankland, member of the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities, will discuss the legislature’s role in budget cuts. They will also share their views about the future of the Universities of Wisconsin in rural Wisconsin.

You are invited to attend the forum at the Kratochwill Memorial Building tonight at 6:00. Doors will open at 5:30 for an opportunity to meet and greet the legislators. The forum will last until 7:00. Refreshments will be provided by the Richland and Grant County Democratic Parties. No fees or donations will be solicited or collected.

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