The Board of Regents voted to make Wisconsin Public Radio, Wisconsin Public Television, UW Cooperative Extension and UW-Extension Conference Centers part of UW-Madison effective July 1, 2018. Returning these institutions to our campus presents tremendous opportunities to strengthen existing partnerships and develop new collaborations to address important issues facing our communities.
Cooperative Extension’s headquarters was on our campus for many years and was an important part of UW-Madison’s commitment to the state of Wisconsin. Public broadcasting was founded on the UW-Madison campus and was a key way we connected to communities across our state.
These renewed partnerships will strengthen our ability to serve communities in every county in Wisconsin.
UW-Madison Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Sarah Mangelsdorf assembled a steering committee with members to oversee the transition of UW Extension and UW-Extension Conference Centers to UW-Madison. This website will provide updates on their work and the status of the transition.
The project status as of February 26, 2019 can be seen on this chart (PDF).