Chancellor’s Messages

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  • Campus Budget Meeting, April 18, 2016
    View Presentation Slides https://youtu.be/_mHFarQY0o0
  • Chancellor’s Presentation, Aug. 19
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on Aug. 19, 2015. Download the slides https://youtu.be/Lco7hSAkQh4
  • Chancellor’s Update: August Campus Budget Meeting
    August 11, 2015 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Please plan to attend the Aug. 19 Campus Budget meeting from 2-3 p.m. in the Student Union, Wisconsin Room. This is our 10th meeting in a series to openly share information and to hear from you. Recognizing that it is summer and many are away from campus, we will livestream ...
  • Chancellor’s Update: An Extraordinary Gift
    July 30, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, I am delighted to announce that Sheldon and Marianne Lubar are donating $10 million to UWM to establish the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship and UWM Welcome Center. We have issued a news release and are hosting a news conference at 10:30 a.m. today, but I wanted to share this exceptional ...
  • July 16, 2015
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on July 16, 2015 Download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mo6J4HeZwT4
  • A Signed Budget and Our Path Ahead
    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, We will have much to discuss at our July 16, 1 p.m. Campus Budget meeting. On Sunday Governor Walker signed the 2015-17 budget bill, which includes 104 vetoes. We now have a clear view of where we stand as a campus following the budget signing, vetoes, and UW System Board of ...
  • July 16 Campus Budget Town Hall
    Please plan to attend the July 16 Campus Budget Town Hall meeting from 1-2 p.m. in the Student Union, Ballroom East.
  • From the Chancellor: UW System Budget Allocations
    July 6, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, There have been many developments recently with respect to the proposed biennial budget and how it will impact our campus. Today, the UW System (UWS) released the funding reduction distribution breakdown for institutions, including UWM. The cut to UWM’s true operating base budget is proposed to be $12.2 million in FY16, ...
  • A Compromise and a Look Ahead
    July 2, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, July 1 marked the start of a new fiscal year for the State of Wisconsin and the expiration of the state’s 2013-15 budget. We have learned that Republican legislative leaders have reached a compromise that will likely advance the 2015-17 state budget. The compromise removes the Bucks stadium financing plan ...
  • Tenure, Indefinite Status and Shared Governance at UWM
    June 10, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, As the proposed biennial state budget advances we have been faced with enormous challenges with respect to the anticipated cuts to the UW System, as well as changes to how we currently operate and uphold our valued tenets of shared governance, tenure and indefinite status. These are changes that have ...
  • Regents Meeting Recap and UWM Climate
    Regents Meeting Recap and UWM Climate June 5, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, We hosted the UW System Board of Regents (BOR) the last couple of days, during what is a pivotal time. Thank you to all the students, faculty and staff who participated in the various meetings. Here is a recap of today’s full Regent board meeting. ...
  • Climate Perspectives vis-à-vis May 29, 2015 JFC Actions
    Download complete document (PDF) for June 4 Board of Regents meetings Mark A. Mone, PhD Chancellor, UW-Milwaukee In the context of discussing campus climate, I must address the current situation facing us—at UWM and more broadly across UWS. This is one of the more difficult and important addresses I have ever given. There is likely no ‘win’ in my ...
  • Chancellor’s Presentation to the Board of Regents, “UWM: Vital to Milwaukee”
    Download the presentation (PDF)
  • From the Chancellor: Joint Finance Committee Actions
    May 30, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, The State of Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee (JFC) took action on the UW System budget late Friday. The JFC voted to reduce the size of the cut to the UW System by $25 million annually for a total $50 million reduction. This means that the UW System will need to ...
  • Chancellor’s Call to Action
          May 20, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, We just learned that the State of Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee (JFC) will likely deliberate the UW System budget in the middle to end of next week, May 26-28. Between now and then is our last chance to share key messages with JFC members about the proposed $300 million cut ...
  • May 8, 2015 Campus Budget Meeting Video
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on May 8, 2015. Download https://youtu.be/IvGTs9stskQ
  • Chancellor’s Update on Public Authority and Budget
    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Co-chairs of the State of Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee (JFC) announced today that the committee will not advance Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to make the UW System a public authority. Co-chairs Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) voiced continued support to provide additional flexibilities in areas such ...
  • Chancellor’s Update on VSIP Participation
    April 24, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, Earlier this month at our campus budget meeting, I announced that UWM would offer a Voluntary Separation Incentive Program (VSIP) to some faculty and staff. This is one measure of a multi-faceted approach to responsibly deal with the magnitude of the proposed cut to the UW System biennial budget. Deans and ...
  • Chancellor’s Update on April 13 Campus Budget Meeting
    April 13, 2015 Dear Faculty and Staff, The start of today’s campus budget meeting will be delayed until 2:15 p.m. I will be in off-campus meetings with state legislators until just prior to the original 2 p.m. start. Our time together this afternoon is very important and I want to be there for all of it. Thank ...
  • Chancellor’s Update on Board of Regents and Budget
    April 8, 2015 Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, Tomorrow and Friday, the UW System Board of Regents meets at UW-Waukesha to discuss, among many items, the proposed 2015-17 Wisconsin Biennial Budget. Part of that discussion will include proposed tuition increases at various institutions throughout the UW System for non-resident students, graduate students, and some professional schools at ...
  • Video: Campus Budget Meeting, March 25, 2015
    Transcript below video: https://youtu.be/vM-_5aIh8bE Chancellor Mone: Good morning, everyone. This is the sixth meeting that we have had in the series of weekly meetings. We had last week off for spring break. I hope you all had some time off and were able to catch up on rest and recuperation, and prepare for the rest of our ...
  • Chancellor Mone letter to UW System on Downer Woods (March 16, 2015)
    March 16, 2015 Ray Cross President, University of Wisconsin System 1720 Van Hise Hall 1220 Linden Dr. Madison, WI 53706 Re: Wis. Stat. §36.37, Downer Woods and building preservation Dear Ray: I am writing to ask UW System to negotiate with the Governor’s Office and/or Legislature to ensure that the protections contained in Wis. Stat. § 36.37, related to the Downer Woods and ...
  • Joint Finance Committee public hearing Friday, March 20
    The Joint Finance Committee will hold a public hearing on Friday, March 20 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Alverno College Pitman Theater (map) Faculty and staff are welcome to attend on their personal time to share their feedback on the state budget. The public affairs network Wisconsin Eye will live stream Friday’s hearing, ...
  • Video: Campus Budget Meeting, March 10, 2015
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on March 10, 2015 Download https://www.youtube.com/embed/uir1xcv0v60
  • Video: Campus Budget Meeting March 3, 2015
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on March 3, 2015. Download https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMz81ABZqdc
  • Chancellor’s Statement on Investing in the Future
    Dear Faculty and Staff, As the 2015-17 State Biennial Budget process advances over the next several weeks and months it is time for us to take stock of the truly remarkable impact that you and UWM have and to share that information as broadly as possible. I have written a Chancellor’s Statement, “Investing in the Future: Value ...
  • Chancellor’s statement: “Investing in the Future: Value and Impact of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.”
    Download the PDF Full Version (four pages) Summary  (two pages)
  • Video: Campus Meeting, Feb. 23, 2015
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on Feb. 23, 2015 Download http://youtu.be/3lYw27s2Ziw
  • Video: Campus Meeting, Feb. 17, 2015
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on Feb. 17, 2015 Download http://youtu.be/1t4PwO6bZ18
  • Campus Budget Meeting Follow-Up
    At this morning’s campus budget meeting, I promised to follow up with you today on a few items.
  • Video: Campus Meeting Feb. 10, 2015
    Click the link below for the slides used during the Budget Town Hall meeting on Feb. 10, 2015 Download http://youtu.be/x48ZRPiIpyg
  • Video: Campus Budget Meeting, Feb. 10, 2015
    http://youtu.be/x48ZRPiIpyg
  • From the Chancellor: Advocating for UW-Milwaukee
    Dear Students, Faculty and Staff, The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has a profound impact on our state. We educate and enrich more Wisconsin residents than any institution. We also educate Wisconsin’s workforce, as more than 80 percent of our alumni remain in the state to live, work and play. Our annual total economic impact locally and regionally ...
  • Chancellor’s Update: State Budget and Communication Updates
    The State of Wisconsin 2015-17 Executive Budget has been unveiled, and public opinion is streaming in quickly and from many voices.
  • Video: Mark Mone Reacts To Walker UW System Proposal
    Wisconsin Public Television: Mark Mone Reacts To Walker UW System Proposal
  • Video: Spring Plenary
    http://youtu.be/QIU1sR4Nb5g
  • Chancellor’s Plenary: “Moving Forward During Uncertain Times”
    UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Mark Mone addresses the university’s current challenges and opportunities and provides a vision moving forward.
  • Chancellor’s Update: Governor’s Budget Proposal
    Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal includes a $300 million budget cut and tuition freeze over the next two years in exchange for all UW institutions receiving greater operational flexibilities.
  • Chancellor’s Update: UW System and State Budget Discussions
    Today, I am sharing what we have been hearing regarding UW System and state budget discussions and possible implications for the UW System and our campus.
  • Engaging in the Budget Process
    The current budget process for the state of Wisconsin is underway. The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, other campuses and the entire University of Wisconsin System are facing serious budget cuts for the 2015-’17 biennium. The budget process unfolds over the next several months and will take time and input from many constituents before it is finalized. I ...