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Richland campus of UW System to phase out degree programs

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Students attending UW-Platteville won’t be earning degrees at Richland Center, after this school year.

The University of Wisconsin System said Tuesday it plans to transfer its degree programs now at the Richland campus to UW-Platteville next fall. The campus in Richland County merged with UW-Platteville in 2018.

UW System President Jay Rothman sent a letter to UW-Platteville’s interim Chancellor Tammy Evetovich, saying only 60 students are pursuing degrees at the Richland campus and the time has come to move all those degree programs to the main Platteville campus. 

Rothman ordered Evetovich to develop a plan for continuing to use the Richland campus, possibly for teaching courses for adults. The Richland campus opened as a branch of UW-Platteville in 1967.

UW System president Jay Rothman (center) speaks Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2022, at UW-La Crosse. Rothman is flanked by UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow (left) and UW-Platteville Chancellor Tammy Evetovich. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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