Education company EAB has recognized UW-Milwaukee and three other southeastern Wisconsin institutions for their roles in launching the first regional Moon Shot for Equity partnership in the country.
Five decades ago, Hispanic students protested to demand better support and a greater voice at UWM. Today, Latinx students are one of the fastest-growing segments of the population at UWM and graduating at record-high rates.
UWM has eliminated more than three dozen administrative or financial holds that can prevent students from enrolling in classes and hinder their path to graduation.
Two new groups of schools have committed to the Moon Shot for Equity initiative, which is dedicated to making sure that students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds graduate from college at the same rate by 2030.
The value of UWM lies in its ability to address and solve many of Milwaukee’s most pervasive problems through its research, workforce development and partnerships, Chancellor Mark Mone said in his plenary address on Aug. 26.
UWM has reached another milestone in helping build a more diverse workforce in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields.
UWM is building future-focused strategic partnerships with both local and international companies and engaging with them in new ways, Chancellor Mark Mone told a committee of the UW System Board of Regents meeting at UWM on June 3.
UWM is unique among UW System institutions as a top-tier research university with an access mission. That was the focus of UWM Chancellor Mark Mone’s presentation to the Board of Regents Thursday, June 3, at the group’s meeting in Milwaukee.
UWM and three other southeastern Wisconsin colleges and universities are looking at ways to help students pay for unforeseen or emergency expenses that might prevent them from finishing school.
The Moon Shot for Equity, a southeastern Wisconsin initiative involving UWM aimed at eliminating equity gaps in college completion rates, is featured as the cover story in the latest issue of University Business magazine.