Reach Update

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

April 10, 1996

'Reach' Progress to be Outlined

A progress report will be given on April 18 for UW-River Falls' comprehensive "Reach for the Future" program.

The meeting is set from noon until 1 p.m. in the North Hall Auditorium.

The "Reach for the Future" project is a five-year plan to re-position the University as it prepares for the 21st Century.

It will nearly double the amount of funding available for classroom support by shifting the amount of state tax dollars that are earmarked for salaries. Presently, about 7 percent of tax dollars are spent for supplies and equipment; the reallocation plan would increase that portion to 12 percent. The funding also will be redirected into services to students, faculty development, and information technology improvements.

The funding shift, which amounts to about $2.5 million, will come from a variety of sources.

At the April 18 presentation, Chancellor Gary A. Thibodeau will review the purpose of the Reach project, provide a progress report, and answer questions.

For more information, contact the chancellor's office at 715/425-3201.

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