May 14, 2024

11 a.m. UWM Foundation Meeting

UWM Foundation President David Gilbert, Chancellor Mark Mone and UWM administrators met with student protest representatives Tuesday morning. Students were given the opportunity to share their concerns and demands regarding the UWM Foundation’s investments with the Foundation President. They requested a timeline of actions to be taken. The Foundation President did not offer a timeline but agreed to timely share the concerns with the full Board. The Foundation President also suggested that the Board could better understand and discuss their specific requests if the students submitted the details in writing, with an explanation.

UWM reiterates that no promises were made in the May 12 agreement beyond facilitating the meeting. UWM trusts that the protesters will abide by the details of the agreement so that all aspects of it remain in effect.

Future encampments will not be tolerated and, should they be erected, UWM will exercise citations and the student conduct process immediately. Protests need to abide by state law and university policy.

5 p.m. Media Statement

UWM is deeply concerned by the statement made by Hillel Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, and UWM leaders are taking time to understand the concerns before responding comprehensively, which we plan to do soon. 

Separately, UWM is aware of the statement made by Universities of Wisconsin President Jay Rothman. Chancellor Mone plans to address the process that led to the peaceful resolution of the encampment and other concerns in a broader statement soon.