Statement from Chancellor Blank on governor’s UW System proposal

February 7, 2017

I am very appreciative of the new investments Governor Walker is proposing for the UW System.

The increased funding, including additional funding for the Wisconsin Rural Physician Residency Assistance Program and our internationally recognized Alzheimer’s research program, will allow us to continue the important work of providing students with a world-class education and engaging in research that helps grow the economy and improve citizen’s health and well-being.

There are a number of policy proposals included in the governor’s budget proposal as well that we will review to determine the impact on our campus. I look forward to working with the governor and the legislature to ensure UW–Madison can continue to provide an outstanding educational experience for our students.