Dennis Shields, an employee of University of Wisconsin-Platteville, held the position of Chancellor in the Chancellor'S Office department. Shi…
UW-Platteville Richland had nearly 250 students in 1980 when the campus was considered for closure. Today, it has 155.
Those costs have been sore points for UW officials in a budget they have otherwise described in positive terms.
Dennis Shields, a defendant in an earlier landmark college admissions case, joins those objecting to Supreme Court remarks on diversity.
Platteville and Stout become the sixth and seventh campuses in the 26-school system to offer buyouts to senior staffers. Others are Eau Claire, Oshkosh, Green Bay, Superior and Milwaukee.
"Mike Ditka once gave us all a Christmas gift," said Brian McCaskey, senior director of business development for the team, at a ceremony on Friday. "It was a crystal bear, and on it was engraved the words, ‘Tough times don’t last, but tough people do.’
UW-Platteville enrollment has doubled in the past decade, and the resulting economic vitality has led to some growing pains.
The roster for the state-appointed "Special Task Force on UW Restructuring and Operational Flexibilities" is finally set.
UW-Madison tuition could rise by more than 20 percent over the next two years to offset a proposed state budget cut. But in return, the university and others in the state systems could get more flexibility in how they operate.
An administrator at the City College of New York - City University of New York, will likely be the next chancellor of UW-Platteville. Dennis Shields, acting vice president for student affairs at the City College of New York, was recommended by University of Wisconsin System President Kevin Reilly and a special committee of the UW Board of Regents.