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Akey named new chancellor at UW-Parkside; starts Jan. 2

SOMERS — Dr. Lynn Akey, currently an administrator at Minnesota State University, Mankato, will become the University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s seventh chancellor effective Jan. 2, 2024. She was selected for the position by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents on Tuesday. Previous roles for Dr. Akey Dr. Lynn Akey – Akey has been vice president […]

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Staff furloughs possible as UW-Parkside tackles $5.3M structural deficit

SOMERS — University of Wisconsin-Parkside officials here are considering staff furloughs for 2023-24 as part of a plan to address a $5.3 million structural deficit. The university’s projected enrollment for the upcoming school year is 4,015 students, which is about the same as the previous year, but still about 500 fewer students than in 2019 […]

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Wisconsin Tuition Promise introduced by UW System president to help 8K students

MILWAUKEE — Jay Rothman, president of the University of Wisconsin System, recently announced a new program, called the Wisconsin Tuition Promise, that will bring tuition aid to students set to begin in the Fall 2023 semester. The program will help disenfranchised Wisconsin students looking to earn a degree at any UW school. Roughly 8,000 students […]