On July 1, 2018, the University of Wisconsin-Barron County officially became a branch campus of UW-Eau Claire. The Barron County campus also officially assumed a new name, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County, as it aligned with UW-Eau Claire as part of a UW System-wide restructuring of all the former UW Colleges.
The restructuring initiative was first proposed by UW System President Ray Cross in October 2017 and approved by the Board of Regents in November. The restructuring was formally approved on June 29, 2018, by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, the accrediting organization for all UW System schools.
Information about the ongoing transition for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and UW-Eau Claire will continue to be posted below as it becomes available. Also see the UW System website for details about the systemwide restructuring.
UWBC visits UWEC
Faculty and staff from UW-Barron County visited the UW-Eau Claire campus Nov. 30, giving colleagues from both campuses a chance to get acquainted. See more pictures from the visit.
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County to host free community picnic July 24
UW-Eau Claire – Barron County and UW-Eau Claire are celebrating the joining of their two campuses with a Family Picnic from 4-7 p.m. July 24.
Brittany Nielsen named UW-Eau Claire – Barron County campus director
Brittany Nielsen has been named campus director of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire – Barron County following a competitive search process..
Chancellor's Blog: Launching a bright future with UW-Eau Claire – Barron County
July 1 marks the first day of the union of UW-Barron County and UW-Eau Claire, and Chancellor James Schmidt shares his excitement about the bold new future for UW-Eau Claire – Barron County.
HLC approves joining of UW-Barron County, UW-Eau Claire
On July 1, the University of Wisconsin-Barron County officially will become a branch campus of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Regents approve Visitor and Admissions Center design, UW-Barron County name change
On June 8, the UW System Board of Regents authorized UW-Eau Claire to take next steps on a new construction project and approved a new name for UW-Barron County.
Chancellor's Blog: Barron County campus administrative structure finalized
Chancellor James Schmidt shares the organizational structure that will be implemented for the transition that will join UW-Barron County and UW-Eau Claire.
Chancellor's Blog — Stronger together: UWEC + UWBC
Chancellor James Schmidt shares the progress made so far in the UW-Eau Claire and UW-Barron County restructuring process, where information can be found as the process continues, and the guiding principles identified for that process.
Chancellor's Blog: A great visit to UW-Barron County
Chancellor James Schmidt gives an update on the first official visit by UW-Eau Claire representatives to the UW-Barron County campus since the UW System Board of Regents approved a new UW Colleges alignment that joins the two institutions.
Chancellor's Blog: Welcome, UW-Barron County!
UW-Eau Claire Chancellor James Schmidt welcomes UW-Barron County and sets the stage for the new partnership between the two institutions under the UW System realignment plan approved Nov. 9 by the Board of Regents.
UW-Eau Claire, UW-Barron County realignment approved
A realignment that will partner University of Wisconsin two-year colleges with nearby four-year UW campuses across the state — including joining UW-Barron County with UW-Eau Claire — was approved today by the UW System Board of Regents.
Chancellor's Blog: Looking ahead to possibilities
The landscape of UW-Eau Claire's future could soon be expanded to include new and exciting partnerships with UW-Barron County and the region it serves.
Plan proposes merger of UW System two-year, four-year campuses
An Oct. 11 announcement from University of Wisconsin System President Ray Cross outlined a proposed system restructuring that would affect the UW Colleges, UW-Extension and four-year campuses, including UW-Eau Claire and UW-Barron County in Rice Lake.