On Campus: Should U of Wisconsin Campuses Have Their Own Governing Boards? Report Says 'No'

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Last year's proposal to split UW-Madison from the rest of the University of Wisconsin System may have flopped, but it prompted a committee of Regents and chancellors to ask: should individual campuses in the UW System have their own governing boards?

In a report released this week, the committee responded with a resounding 'no' - or, at least, not yet.

The recommendation is not surprising given System-wide opposition to the failed proposal last year to give UW-Madison its own governing board.

Instead, the group called for the state to give more power to the UW Board of Regents, the governing body of all 26 campuses in the UW System.

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