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2013–2015 Biennial State Budget Open Forum

A 2013 UW Oshkosh budget forum in Sage Hall.

University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Chancellor Richard Wells and other members of the administration will host two open forums on Wednesday, Feb. 26 to review biennial budgetary plans, challenges and timelines and also outline the early planning efforts for the selection of a new UW Oshkosh Chancellor.

Two sessions will be held on Feb. 26 at the following times and locations:

  • 11:30 a.m.—Sage 1216 (Feel free to bring your lunch).
  • 4 p.m.—Sage 1214.


The University’s forums are a response to state funding reductions ahead for the UW System and UW Oshkosh 2014-15 fiscal year budgets. The forums will examine the budget timelines and decision-making processes ahead. Chancellor Wells, who announced his retirement in late January, will also update the campus community on the coordinated efforts between UW System and UW Oshkosh to develop and solidify the next Chancellor search-and-selection process in the months ahead.

“UW Oshkosh has enjoyed the benefit of solid financial and operational plans that have placed our campus in relatively good standing with the vagaries of budgetary changes in the recent past,” Wells said in a Feb. 12 message to the campus community announcing the forums. “There is every reason to believe that this pattern of strength and stability will put us in a solid position to respond to mandatory reductions of our available resources.”

The forum times will not allow everyone to attend. If you would like to view the live stream of today’s budget forums, please visit the following link at 11:30 a.m. or 4 p.m. (You will be required to log in using your NetID and password):

For viewers of the streaming video, questions can be submitted in real time by e-mailing Alex Hummel at: The forum’s PowerPoint slides featured during the presentation can be accessed here:

Forum participants are encouraged to complete a feedback survey, which you can find at the following link: