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Resolution of Appreciation: Nancy J. Ives



WHEREAS, Nancy J. Ives brought to the University of Wisconsin System knowledge, skills, and experience acquired during early days of her career at both the state Department of Health and Social Services and the Department of Natural Resources;  and

WHEREAS, Ives has served the UW System in capital planning and budget roles for 18 years, serving since 1995 as Assistant Vice President, during which time she earned the trust of the Board of Regents for her knowledge, good judgment and integrity; and

WHEREAS, she has been responsible for developing 10 biennial capital budgets for the UW System and has secured authorization for more than $2.2 billion in funding for 250 major capital projects and a multitude of other projects that addressed facility backlog and cyclic maintenance needs; and

WHEREAS, under her leadership, the UW System has witnessed a significant growth in the value of its facilities, from approximately $3.2 billion in 1986 to the present-day value of $6.6 billion; and

WHEREAS, Ives has been instrumental in establishing new lines of communication and good working relationships between the UW System, the state Department of Administration and its Division of State Facilities, and state legislators, instilling relationships of trust, fostering cooperation, and garnering strategic flexibilities to benefit the citizens of the state of Wisconsin; and

WHEREAS, Nancy has been very successful in providing direction to and securing funding for the UW Colleges, enabling the freshman-sophomore campuses to foster and build relationships with their local municipalities in support of higher education facility needs; and

WHEREAS, Ives maintained an impressive bipartisan relationship in serving under the leadership of four Republican governors and four Democratic governors;

BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED, that the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System highly commends and thanks Nancy J. Ives for her impressive service and notable contributions to the state of Wisconsin and the UW System, and wishes her all the best in her well-earned retirement.