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WMC Statement on Gov. Walker’s Proposal to Grant UW-System More Autonomy

The following is a statement by WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer on Governor Walker’s proposal to grant the UW-System more autonomy.
“Wisconsin is fortunate to have a world-class public university system to provide our economy with a pipeline of highly skilled employees and groundbreaking research. Protecting that system is a critical priority for Wisconsin’s business community.  That is why WMC applauds Governor Walker for his creative budget proposal to offer greater autonomy to the University of Wisconsin System.
Businesses expect taxpayer supported universities to work with private sector employers to develop programs of study relevant and responsive to the current needs of the economy. The governor’s call for greater autonomy will better equip the UW-System to respond to market demands and to overcome funding challenges.
The governor’s reforms will set the UW System on a path for long term success. That is good news for taxpayers, parents, students and employers.”




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