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As residence halls prepare to welcome back students, survey finds more than 92% plan to be vaccinatedJuly 12, 2021
“We’re pleased to see so many students choosing vaccination, which is the most effective way to prevent COVID-19,” says Jeff Novak, director of University Housing. “Having a highly vaccinated community helps protect everyone, including those who cannot be vaccinated.”
Rob Cramer to serve as UW–Madison’s interim associate vice chancellor of Facilities Planning & ManagementOctober 15, 2020
Cramer will lead FP&M’s extensive operations, projects and initiatives, and will play an important role in the campus response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The awards are for outstanding work in process, service and delivery redesign that increases efficiency, revenue channels or cost savings, or improves service delivery.
While an official ceremony recognizing the winners has been postponed, we present them here to honor their contributions and thank them for their many years of helping keep the university running efficiently.
“The increase in our minimum wage is a key part of our strategy for helping the university recruit and retain high-quality workers,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank.
The Employee Assistance Office (EAO) has expanded its services to include around-the-clock access to professional counselors for UW–Madison employees and household members experiencing personal or work-related concerns.
Visits from political candidates can enhance the educational experience. Academic departments and student groups may host candidates provided they follow campus policies.
“UW–Madison has long had a reputation for excellence,” says Chancellor Rebecca Blank. “This ranking is one measure of the world-class education our faculty and staff provide students.”
“This new policy formalizes efforts that have been under way on our campus to ensure that we have facilities in place to make everyone feel safe and welcome,” says Laurent Heller, vice chancellor for finance and administration.
Thank you to Governor Evers and the legislators who supported the tremendous infrastructure investment throughout the UW System in the 2019-2021 state budget.
“This is a great opportunity for me to broaden my service to an outstanding public research university,” Horn says. “I look forward to working under Vice Chancellor Heller’s leadership and with members of the campus community on a wide range of opportunities and challenges.”
The Joint Committee on Finance approved all five of the university's capital projects, including the expansion and renovation of the School of Veterinary Medicine and the renovation of Sellery Residence Hall.
Bascom Hill is getting a makeover — or more like a makeunder. Beneath the hill are antiquated utility lines, some of which date back to the 1890s and must be replaced. Grounds crews, landscape architects and arborists are all being consulted to keep impact to the hill at a minimum.
Catherine Lloyd has been selected as UW–Madison’s new chief data officer. She has 25 years of experience working in higher education financial analysis and financial systems support and implementation.
Tincher says he looks forward to continuing to work with colleagues across the campus in the comprehensive effort to upgrade the university’s administrative systems and processes.
The 20th annual Showcase, to be held April 17 at Union South, will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth “Liz” Menzer of the Wisconsin Center for Performance Excellence. Showcase celebrates process and program improvements, innovations, and best practices on campus.
The University of Wisconsin System and UW–Madison are launching an initiative to upgrade and modernize core administrative processes that support an increasingly complex teaching and research environment. All members of the UW–Madison community will have opportunities to participate and contribute to the multi-year initiative.
The award will recognize outstanding administrative work that resulted in improved efficiency, increased revenue channels, cost savings and/or improved service delivery.
Jennifer Klippel, a highly experienced campus budget leader and analyst, will be responsible for developing and managing UW–Madison’s $3 billion annual budget as director of the Budget Office.