The UC met with Chancellor Lovell and discussed the new UW-System President, as well as upcoming discussions on a new System-wide funding model, and ongoing concerns about the continuing downward trends in UW-Milwaukee enrollments. President-designate Cross understands the important roles that UW-Milwaukee can play in moving Southeastern Wisconsin and the entire State forward, but that our ability to do so is being severely limited by inadequate funding. Thus, the Chancellor is optimistic that future funding discussions will recognize and improve that situation. He is also aware that both lack of coordination and poor communications have played major roles in responses to the campus enrollment decline. The Chancellor will be announcing a major new strategy to address this issue in his Plenary talk next Thursday, January 23rd.