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Gow addresses UW Board of Regents


LA CROSSE, WI (WXOW)—For the first time in five years, the UW Board of Regents is meeting at UW-La Crosse.

Chancellor Joe Gow opened the meeting giving the board a glimpse at what life is like at UW-L.

Gow stressed the importance of a low student-teacher ratio and talked about UW-L's green initiatives, like making dorms more energy efficient.

He told the regents over the next seven years, the university will focus fundraising on students.

He wants to raise $15 million to double the number of student scholarships available.

"We know it's a little harder these days for students to pay for college," Gow said. "The state used to shoulder a larger share of the cost but they don't anymore so the tuition does tend to go up and we think it's important to find financial aid for students."

The board will continue meeting on Friday when they're expected to appoint two new chancellors at Madison and Eau Claire.

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