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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 31, 2001

Contact: Kevin Boatright
(608) 263-2227

UW System Board of Regents to Meet September 6-7 in Madison

MADISON -- The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents will hold its next regular meeting Thursday and Friday, Sept. 6-7, in Van Hise Hall on the UW-Madison campus. The full agenda is available on-line at http://www.uwsa.edu/bor/index.htm.

On Thursday, the Education Committee will convene at 10:30 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise for a presentation on UW System admissions policies. Leading the discussion will be UW System President Katharine Lyall, UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley, and Patricia Brady, UW System deputy general counsel

At 11:45, Stanley Ikenberry will speak on "National Trends and Issues in Higher Education" in 1820 Van Hise. Ikenberry served as president of the American Council on Education for the past five years. His successor, effective Sept. 1, is David Ward, former chancellor of UW-Madison. From 1979 to 1995, Ikenberry served as president of the University of Illinois. All regents are invited to attend this development program, as are chancellors, vice chancellors and UW System officials. Other interested persons are welcome to attend as observers.

At 1 p.m., the Education Committee will reconvene in 1820 Van Hise for a presentation by G. Alan Marlatt, professor and director of the Addictive Behaviors Research Center at the University of Washington. Marlatt is a consultant to the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. He will discuss new developments in the prevention of college student drinking problems, and will comment on a soon-to-be-released national report on that topic. His remarks will be followed by reactions from three UW System chancellors: Don Mash (UW-Eau Claire), Jack Keating (UW-Parkside), and John Wiley (UW-Madison).

The Education Committee will then move on to its regular business, including a preview of the committee's agenda for 2001-02, authorization for recruitment of a new provost at UW-Superior, and the initial reading of a revised mission statement at UW-Superior. The report on 2000 undergraduate student class drop rates will also be adopted for submission to the legislature's Joint Committee on Finance.

The board's Business and Finance Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday in 1920 Van Hise, starting with a brief joint session with the Physical Planning and Funding Committee on preventive maintenance goals. Starting at 2:15 p.m., Business and Finance will preview its goals for 2001-02, followed by a presentation and discussion -- "Building Our Resource Base" -- that follows up on issues addressed by the board at its retreat in July.

Physical Planning and Funding will meet at 2:15 p.m. in 1511 Van Hise. The committee will review its work plan for the year, and will act on capital projects in various stages of planning at UW-Green Bay, UW-La Crosse, UW-Madison, UW-Milwaukee, UW-Stout and UW-Whitewater. The committee will also consider a revision of physical planning principles that would incorporate the concept of sustainable architecture. The discussion follows up on a presentation made to the committee in May by two students from UW-River Falls.

The full board will meet on Friday at 9 a.m. in 1820 Van Hise. In addition to taking final action on recommendations stemming from Thursday's committee meetings, the board will receive reports from the board president and system president, and will recognize this year's recipients of the Teaching Excellence Awards.

The next regular meeting of the UW System Board of Regents is scheduled for Oct. 4-5 at UW-Eau Claire.

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