system, one of the leading
university systems in the nation and world, provides a wealth of quality
education and prominent research that benefits the health and well-being of the
world population, and University of Wisconsin
, with 2,700 students, is home to
important environmental, transportation, and economic research and development
centers, and University of Wisconsin-Superior
is a regional campus offering
quality higher education for both traditional and non-traditional students at
an affordable cost, and University of Wisconsin-Superior
is a significant cultural and
economic contributor to the region, and University of Wisconsin-Superior
WHEREAS, budget reductions during the past two years has had a negative impact on the University of Wisconsin system of at least $65,000,000 and on the University of Wisconsin-Superior by $3,500,000 and
WHEREAS, the University of Wisconsin-Superior has already experienced reductions in programs and class offerings, limited student activities, potential employee layoffs and elimination of positions, due to funding cuts, and
WHEREAS, additional reductions will have a significant impact on valued employees who have demonstrated dedication to the University of Wisconsin-Superior's mission, and contribute greatly to the economy of the community and region as a whole.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Douglas County Board of Supervisors opposes outsourcing or privatization of mainenance/custodial and other support services at the University of Wisconsin-Superior.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to Governor Walker, Speaker of the State Assembly, President of the State Senate, Senator Robert Jauch, Representatives Nick Milroy and Janet Bewley, University of Wisconsin Board of Regents, UW-Superior Chancellor Renee Wachter, UW System President Ray Cross, and the Wisconsin Counties Association.