Regents approve UW System campus merger proposal

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times
Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

The Board of Regents Thursday signed off on UW System President Ray Cross' plan to merge two-year colleges with four-year campuses.
The plan, which would fold the 13 two-year UW Colleges into seven nearby four-year institutions, passed over calls from a couple of regents to slow down, including guv candidate Tony Evers, who sits on the board as state schools superintendent.
Still, Cross and others urged the board to give the go-ahead and "get us moving on the process," adding that the state's demographic challenges aren't going away.
UW Colleges have seen enrollment drops in recent years and f...

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